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Q: Do you Dress up your pets?

April 14, 2008 | By Anonymous | 22 answers | Expired: 2428 days ago

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Do you dress your dog or cats up? Is it wrong to dress them up? I think they like it. Especially my Tibetian Terrier, MIRU, she loves it! But one day at the park, this guy approached me and asked, "why do you dress your dog up like that?" She was just wearing a tank top, not a costume or anything? What do you think?

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Ferretessa
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Apr 16, 2008

No. The few times I have tried the ferrets were out of their shirts in less than a second. The dogs have fun ripping theirs to shreds and the cats would kill me.

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Cathy B.
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Apr 16, 2008

I have a Pekingese Max who won't allow me to dress him and I have a Chihuahua who will let me dress him, but then he takes off the clothes himself after a short time.

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Carryl D.
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Apr 16, 2008

No

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Chubbyella
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Apr 16, 2008

I think that is personal option, but I would not dress animals because its expensive and they already wear cloths (fur). The only time that I would dress an animal is if they are work animals
or small dogs that get cold easily in the winter.

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Nancy W.
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Apr 16, 2008

I dress my pets to the extent they require. They wear collars with tags and info, in the winter they wear coats as needed, in the summer they wear cool down coats as needed. One of my dogs is a registered therapy dog and she wears her vest on therapy visits. Does this constitute dressing up my pets?

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Stacia
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Apr 16, 2008

O.K. so it is a little strange. I used to be totaly against it. I've always had large dogs, but now two of mine are only 15 pounds. And I have to say, a little dog just screams " dress me up and make me even more adorable. I dress mine guys up for Halloween and an occasional t-shirt or sweater in the winter, just to keep them warm. And maybe some reindeer antlers for X-mas. I think it's alright as long as you don't go overboard. Does a dog really need to dress like a ballerina?

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Mrskm
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Apr 16, 2008

I used to put bandanas on them, and they seemed excited, but I think it was associated with going out, since I only really put bandanas on when we were going somewhere. Now, the only time I put anything on them other than their collar are sweaters/jackets if it's really cold. Being that my dogs are little they get cold very easy. Sometimes if it's a really sunny and hot day and we're going to be outside, I'll put a plain white t-shirt on Pika, because she has black fur and as a result gets hot easier. Just like humans, the white reflects some of the sun and heat a little. Hope this helps.

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Renee B.
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Apr 15, 2008

When Harley was little, I tried to put cute little shirts on him but his ears went down and he did not want to do anything but hide. Harley and Mattie Sue both have long hair, they do not need to dress up so I do not make them.

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Luvmyfurbabies
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Apr 15, 2008

i don't see anything wrong with it, my babies wear sweaters when it's chilly outside and they love it. i really do not like the dog strollers either; i agree that they need to walk and exercise on walks, not be pushed in a stroller.

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Jennifer S.
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Apr 15, 2008

I have two GSDs and I do not dress them up, but I also have a Chihuahua mix, and it's a necessity in New England in the winter for him to have on a sweater or something, otherwise he shakes. So I say if he needs it anyway, why not make it also cute.

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