Greyhound Dog Coats
Greyhounds carry very little "insulation" due to the lack of body fat, therefore they are more sensitive, to extremes in hot and cold weather, than other dogs. So you do need to be aware of their needs regarding the weather. Therefore a dog coat in the cold climate is more than a fashion statement.
Greyhounds are inside dogs. They should never be kept outdoors without shelter for extended periods of time. If you have a fenced yard in which your dog can go out and take care of business, he probably will not need to get dressed up for a quick trip outdoors. If you do need to walk your dog in cold weather, a warm dog coat becomes more of a necessity. If you are cold without a coat, your dog is too. Even if you feel comfortable, if your dog is shivering, he's cold and needs a dog coat appropriate for the temperature and some Greyhounds are more sensitive to cold than others.
If you walk your dog in places where salt or other chemicals have been used to melt ice, you should have a set of booties for him. It may look a bit silly, but those chemicals can burn his feet and also do internal damage if he licks them off. In extremely cold weather you should take care that his sensitive ears are warmly covered, too. See the article Greyhound Ear Care for ideas in respect to ear coverings.
There are different types of Greyhound dog coats available, from fleece to quilted down as well as rain jackets depending on where you live you may need a variety to cover different types of weather. Because Greyhounds have a unique shape they need dog coats that are specifically made for them. See the related links page on this site to access good sites where you can find great dog coats for Greyhounds. You may also find them doing a general web site search for Greyhound dog supplies.
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