The kindness and loyalty of pets makes them friends to humans. On social media platforms such as Instagram, there is a trending increase in pets dressed up in various styles. You can dress up any pet despite their age or breed and have fun indoors or outdoors. However, whichever style you feel is fit for your pet, it should be safe and portraying respect for the pet. The article herein discusses some of the ways through which you can dress up your pet.
The first factor you should put into consideration when dressing your pet is the size. You should be mindful not to dress your pet in a costume that will prevent them from playing around and moving freely. Remember that if the outfit is too loose, your pet is likely to remove it and rip it up. Buttons and zippers could pose a danger to the pet hence you should avoid using them on your dogs outfit. By avoiding using a zipper, you will keep your pet from dangers which would otherwise mean that you dig deep into your pocket to take it to a veterinary clinic.
The process of introducing the outfit to your pet should be slow to give it time to adapt. It is also a better idea that you let them smell the outfit so that they can become comfortable with it before you start dressing them up. With time you can fully introduce the clothing to your pet and reward it with treats to encourage it to be compliant. Moreover, you should dress it in clothing that is healthy to it considering that dogs are likely to get in a mess.
It is also important to note that by studying your dogs body language, you will be able to see if they are comfortable in the clothing. A pet that is not comfortable will either lower its head or flatten its ears; hence you should remove the outfit off and start the process afresh. If they continue resisting the clothing, you should respect their wish and remove the outfit.
Age, fur, and activity level are some of the factor worthy of consideration when you are introducing clothes to pets. A dog that has thick fur may not feel comfortable at all in the clothing because the body temperature will rise too high posing a lot of health issues on your dog. Remember that if you have an older dog that has never worn clothing before, then introducing an outfit to them can be an uphill task. Similarly, if you have a hyperactive dog, then the chances are that the clothing will become a mess quickly. Ensure that you are with your dog most of the time to help them in case they are uncomfortable.