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This article provides an introduction to leather pet clothing. Find out why it makes sense for you and your pet. Also, learn all about its advantages and disadvantages.

Photo representing leather pet clothing. This is a dog wearing a lot of leather. He is ready to ride on a Harley Davidson motorcycle!

Is Leather Pet Clothing a Necessity?

Let’s face it. Dogs and cats were never designed to wear any sort of clothing. Their fur and natural physiology give them ample protection against their habitat’s weather.

People sometimes forget that dogs and cats are hardy creatures and that can withstand conditions that make us wilt like old flowers. They can be a lot tougher than we are!

However, this does not mean that clothing is inappropriate or even cumbersome to dogs and cats. While animals have traditionally gone without clothing, there have been some factors that have made owners realize that clothes can make a pet’s life a lot more comfortable.

Reasons for Pet Clothing

Dogs and cats are built for their environments. But, many pets live outside their intended habitats. For example, you might acquire an animal which would normally live in a hot climate but you live in a cool place. Similarly some pets that are acclimated to extremely cold temperatures have trouble adapting to hot and humid zones. This can result in rashes and skin irritations. Animals sometimes need our help adjusting.

Some dogs and cats have insufficient fur and ability to acclimate to cold weather. This could be due to medical or health conditions. In turn, some pets lose their ability to fight off the weather. This could cause them to suffer from poor weather conditions.

Some pets love clothes for the simple reason that it gets them more attention. Some dogs love it when they see that the clothes they are wearing make their masters happy. They also like extra attention they get from wearing clothing. Leather pet clothing is especially good for this reason. It definitely grabs attention.

In summary, pet clothing can protect your dog or cat from the elements. For climates that are drafty and cold, leather pet clothing can be a great choice to help repel cold, moisture, and the elements. Further, your pet can make you happier with clothing and it can bring a smile to your friends and family. Pet clothing is fun. It looks great too; very stylish!

Advantages of Leather Pet Clothing

Leather clothing is tough, durable, and it’s usually water repellent. Plus, leather clothing has the added advantage of protecting against pretty much anything outdoors, including thorns, moisture, dust, and direct sunlight.

Leather is a good protectant. It does well under the most punishing weather. If it is too cold, leather provides warmth. If it is too windy, leather serves as a good shield. If it is raining, it at least keeps water out. It will even give good protection under harsh sunlight, but only when it is not humid, and if the heat is bearable.

Leather pet clothing can make for a really cool costume. Leather always gives off a gruff, tough image that can be fun on a bulldog. You might like to try it with pugs as well. Bomber jackets look great on tough dogs and mean looking cats. You get the point. Leather is just plain awesome.

Leather can also give a sophisticated look to feminine, classy dogs such as collies. In any case, leather is an extremely versatile and fun costume to put on your dog.

Disadvantages of Leather Pet Clothing

Watch for irritations and watch out for itching. You do have to make sure that the leather used for these clothes do not irritate your pet’s skin. You should also make sure that there is not any harsh effect on your pet’s fur.

If you see your dog or cat constantly tugging and pulling at their clothes then they may have some irritation due to the leather material. It is either this or they are still uncomfortable with clothes. Don’t make your pet suffer for your pleasure. They should enjoy the pet clothing too.

It can be hard to train your pet to wear leather pet clothing. Your dog or cat may feel uncomfortable with clothes since they are, after all, not used to them. Further, leather can be bulky and lack flexibility.

Most importantly, remember that leather is not a material that allows air to circulate freely through it. On the other hand, your dog does not sweat through its coat; it releases heat through its tongue mostly. Therefore, breathable leather (e.g., leather pet clothing with holes) is not critical.

Wrap Up

In all, leather is a good choice of clothing for dogs and cats due to its protective nature and its stylishness. It shouldn’t be too hard to get your pet to wear these clothes as well. Give it a try and have some pet clothing fun!

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