Does your pet have a superb sense of style? Today is their chance
to break out the colorful collars, sassy sweaters, and hip hats!
National Dress Up Your Pet Day was founded in 2009 as a fun way
to celebrate our beloved pets and the fashion community!
Remember, this is not a day to disrespect our pets with
uncomfortable outfits or inappropriate costumes. Always keep your
pet’s personality and comfort level in mind; some pets love the
attention, and others might not.
Whether they’re dressed as a princess or a piglet -- snap a photo
of your pet in a fabulous outfit, and share it on our Facebook Wall!
4 Safety Tips For Dressing Your Pet
Many pet parents like to dress their four-legged friends in
clothes. Sometimes it’s for fashion (e.g., tutus and t-shirts),
sometimes it’s for function (e.g., jackets, raincoats, safety
vests, and protective boots), and sometimes it’s to celebrate
Halloween and Christmas
costumes).While dressing your pet up can be both fun and
functional, it is important to do it safely. Follow these 4 tips
to ensure that your pet won’t become a fashion victim.
1. Don't Force Your Pet Into Clothes
Some pets love to wear clothes and become real hams when
dressed-up. Other pets prefer the coat they already have, and may
become stressed if forced into an outfit. If your pet looks
anxious, or like they are having
reaction while wearing clothes, accept the fact they might not be
cut-out for wearing a get-up.
2. Choose Clothes That Won't Cause Harm
Make sure that any clothing you buy is made out of non-
toxic materials, and that it
doesn’t have embellishments (like buttons) that could be
swallowed or pieces that could become tangled. Also beware of
loosely woven knit garments that could snag a tooth or toenail
and accessories that could block vision. When it comes to buying
pet clothes, those with the fewest bells and whistles are usually
the safest.RELATED STORY: 5 Tips For Dog Safety Around The
3. Make Sure Your Pet's Clothes Fit Properly
Is your cat’s coat constricting? Is
your dog’s t-shirt too loose? You want to make sure that your pet
has enough room to comfortably move around, but not enough room
that the garment will cause chaffing or catch a leg in a
loose opening. In addition, make sure that any clothing item can
be easily removed should your pet ever become tangled or
4. Don't Leave Your Pet Alone In Clothes
Even if you buy the safest
garment you can find, there is still a chance that your pet could
get twisted up in it, catch it on a hook or fence, or get bored
and decide to give it a chew, swallowing
pieces that could cause intestinal obstruction. If you want your
pet to wear clothes, make sure that you are around to
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