Pret for pets
With Delhi shivering this season, the markets are filled with some cool and cozy winter options even for our furry friends.Updated: Jan 07, 2011 01:45 IST
With Delhi shivering this season, it’s no wonder we are all bundled up in chic winter wear. So, why stop just at us? The markets are filled with some cool and cozy winter options even for our furry friends!
Indeed, stylish clothes for dogs are a rage these days. Just take a look at any picture of American socialite Paris Hilton with her bevy of pooches. So, keep your ‘best friend’ warm with these trendy outfits like flannel coats, knit dresses, comfy jackets, sweaters, polo shirts, jumpers and even fun accessories like booties and fur dog collars. All it takes is a little research to locate pet shops, design stores in malls, and some online dog clothing stores. Of course, keep in mind what is it that your furry friend looks best in. Here are some hot picks for the cold season.
Price: This colourful puppy sweater is for Rs.1,130
Available through littlepamperedpets.com
Blue is cool
Price: Such jackets are priced in the range of Rs.300-500
Available at: Scoopy Scrub, DDA Market, Munirka, Vasant Vihar
Price: This red woven jacket with big buttons and a belt is priced at Rs.600
Available through fashionandyou.com
The bright side
Price: Red windcheater with a hood is for Rs.850
Available at: Heads Up For Tails, Select City Walk, Saket
Price: This military print jumper is priced at Rs.310 for small size
Available at: Pet Bytes, 14-A, Aurobindo Place Market, Hauz Khas
Price: Fancy grey coat for Rs.850
Available at: Bittoo, The pet shop, 45-B, Khan Market
Sporty, ain’t it?
Price: Striped cotton T-shirt is for Rs.849
Available: Online at fashionandyou.com
All bundled up
Price: This warm winter dress for smaller breeds is priced at Rs.600
Available at: Windsor, 60A, Arcade, Khan Market
Tips on buying clothes for your lovable pets
Check for the size: Tight dog clothes are no more comfortable than the loose ones. Besides, not having a proper fit can cause your dog to have problems walking or cause hazards to it’s health. It is always important to take the measurements of your dog before you make any type of purchase.
Decode the type: It’s vital to know what kind of fur your dog has before buying the clothes. Basically, you do not want to add insulation to an already overheated dog. For example, there is no need to get a winter dog coat for your Husky. For a Labrador, a cotton and polyester mix coat is a good option. If it’s snowing then a snowsuit type dog coat is best for smaller dogs and larger dogs that lack a lot of fur to keep them warm.
Keep it simple: Avoid buying dog clothes with a lot of frilly extras and gems. These can fall off or the dog can get a foot caught in them and end up getting hurt.
First Published: Jan 06, 2011 17:57 IST