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Have you ever purchased a coat or sweater for a pet to keep it warm?

Response Percent Votes
No. My pet will never wear clothes
 
49% 365
Yes. My pet doesn’t have thick fur, so outerwear is necessary
 
30% 224
Yes, but mostly because I think it looks cute
 
10% 78
Not yet, but I would if I needed to
 
9% 71
Total 738

Comments

domino 3 years, 2 months ago

My dog do not now, nor will they ever have in the future, any type of clothing other than what the good Lord gave them! That being said, they are thick-coated dogs who LOVE to be outside in the middle of the winter - they will get too hot in the house and go to the door to be let out. They both have dog houses in the back yard and I have never seen either of them use them - and they are 2 & 4 years old! The summer is a different story - they love being inside in the air conditioning as much as possible! People need to realize that different dogs/pets have different needs. My dogs are perfectly happy spending several hours in the cold but other dogs can't. But I still don't go for the clothes on them. Take them out, let them do their business and bring them back in!

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consumer1 3 years, 2 months ago

Lemme tell you a major problem with humans treating animals like they were there children. I know those of you who do this think of them as your kids. But consider this. IF your house catches on fire and you run out and tell the firefighters your baby is still inside. Guess what ? they think you are talking about a human child and they will go into a burning house and risk dying to save a human child. So you sweet misguided people who are still playing house at what ever age you are. Do not ever send another human being into dangers way because of your twisted dreamworld.

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consumer1 3 years, 2 months ago

I just saw a woman dragging some kind of furry thing with a red sweater on it downtown. I thought there must be a parade for humiliated dogs, and freaky wierd pet owners going on.

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autie 3 years, 2 months ago

The last time we put a coat on a dog, it rolled over and died of shame right there on the spot.

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 2 months ago

I just got an email link to an animal rescue service offering to dig out shelters for the people that keep them for feral cat colonies that are snowed in. The truth is that animals suffer from hypothermia as much as people do. What's truly "horrible" aren't those people who choose to sweater their dogs, it's the people who force them to stay outside and don't even give them a doghouse or water that isn't a block of ice.

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nonbeliverofprint 3 years, 2 months ago

I have a Chihuahua that has a very thin coat so I have to dress her up. The poor thing shivers so much she could fall over when she is outside. AND she loves her shirts...especially her pink Harley Davidson shirt. She has pink boots too but hasn't figured out how to walk in them.

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CHEEZIT 3 years, 2 months ago

Why would you dress your animals? Refer to "Plugger" in the comics on Wednesday!

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 2 months ago

Yes, all three have sweaters. Our newest addition, the cutest little thing I've ever laid eyes on, our little Cava-Tzu puppy, Henry, has 3-4 different sweaters. I want to get a little floppy leather hat to match his big cute floppy ears. I'm telling you, this is a little puppy you can't put down for long!

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tryandkeepup 3 years, 2 months ago

In light of the story regarding the 58 year-old woman found dead of hypothermia, it seems we should be worrying more about people than pets.

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sr80 3 years, 2 months ago

i saw a grizzly bear in yellowstone that was acting like it was cold. i had a spare coat so i thought i would offer some solace. needless to say i am now recovering from a terrible mauling.in other words puppy & kitty are just fine with what mother nature dealt out.

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Henry_the_liberal 3 years, 2 months ago

... how that dog got into my pajamas, I'll never know.

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RoeDapple 3 years, 2 months ago

The b#tch already lives better than I do. She can buy her own d@mn coat!

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somedude20 3 years, 2 months ago

my dog wears a wonder bark that hoists up her dog cleavage then struts down Mass St

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Agnostick 3 years, 2 months ago

Buying the coat is easy... it's finding the matching pair of trousers that really irritates me and the dog...

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BABBOY 3 years, 2 months ago

Only if told by the vet for some medical condition

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Kris_H 3 years, 2 months ago

My dog is really picky about what she'll wear. She doesn't care if it's designer, but it better not come up around her neck or involve sticking her feet into anything. But she shivers outside in the cold, so I found one that just lays on her back and buttons under her belly.

What she really wants to wear in the winter is a pile of blankets on the couch.

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consumer1 3 years, 2 months ago

There is one exception to this rule. Often hunting dogs get their pads cut while working a field, or they can get a cockle burr stuck between their toes causing them great pain. There are protective boots one can buy to prevent pain to the animal. These in my opinion are acceptable "clothing". Clarification they will not have lady bug appliqu'e adourning them.

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number3of5 3 years, 2 months ago

I have never bought a dog coat, but I have made them. I crocheted a red and green granny square for a beagle, and this year made a yellow and green fleece one for a mastiff. The mastiff is a house dog and when he goes on his daily walks he gets cold. His coat looks more like a horse blanket than a little dog's coat. Then again, he is about as large as a pony.

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Scott Morgan 3 years, 2 months ago

I can never find anything in a size - 12.

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bkreed1960 3 years, 2 months ago

My cat already has her own fur coat, why would she need anything more?

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Pywacket 3 years, 2 months ago

Oh--and didn't you mean to say, "Abercrombie & Fetch"?

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Pywacket 3 years, 2 months ago

You're right, Autie. Dogs in clothing just look humiliated. They already have coats unless they're Chinese cresteds or some other mutated, hairless abomination.

However, my corn snake looks sleek and elegant in his Dolce & Gabbana ultrasuede faux-leopard-print down-filled parka. He wouldn't think of going out in the cold without it.

On sunny days, he accessorizes with Oakley wrap-around sunglasses and a kicky red Comme des Garçons cashmere scarf.

Finally, to lessen the chance of a painful slip-&-fall on the ice, he always straps on his REI belly cleats for safe traction on those glazed winter sidewalks.

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autie 3 years, 2 months ago

If the good lord wanted my dogs to be dressed, he would have sent them to Abercrombie and Fitch....dumb.

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