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    Hi- we have a 7 yr old dalmatian who is sleeping outside in a dog kennel (although he has free access during the day to indoors). Will a dalmatian get a thick enough coat during the real chill of winter? We are in a cool mountian region....It was 5 degrees here last night! I want to get a warm comfy coat for him to sleep in, will not need to be waterproof or windproof, but nice and snuggly. Am I crazy? Can anyone recommend anything?
    Thanks in advance.

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    I recommend these for a start:

    Polar fleece dog coats -PASSION PETS

    They would be very warm considering they are polar fleece.

    You can pick up Sheep Wool dog coats and more types at Pet Stock etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    Hi- we have a 7 yr old dalmatian who is sleeping outside in a dog kennel (although he has free access during the day to indoors). Will a dalmatian get a thick enough coat during the real chill of winter? We are in a cool mountian region....It was 5 degrees here last night! I want to get a warm comfy coat for him to sleep in, will not need to be waterproof or windproof, but nice and snuggly. Am I crazy? Can anyone recommend anything?
    Thanks in advance.
    Hey,
    a coat is a great idea.
    If I were you I could look for a quilted one with a think belly strap or one that comes from the front, between the leds, and attaches as a belly strap, they are harder for your dog to get out of I also like it when a rug is tacked at the rear end so that it sits down over the bottom instead of sticking up
    I will look for some pics to show you what I mean.

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    thats what I mean
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    thanks- and another question- re the wool ones: washing them?? So far we are flea free (with mthly application of frontline or similar stuff), but if there was a flea problem do you think the wool coats would be too difficult to decontaminate?
    I like the look of the wool ones because they seem to "breath" so the dog would not get too hot....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    thanks- and another question- re the wool ones: washing them?? So far we are flea free (with mthly application of frontline or similar stuff), but if there was a flea problem do you think the wool coats would be too difficult to decontaminate?
    I like the look of the wool ones because they seem to "breath" so the dog would not get too hot....
    just treat them the same as any bedding they should be fine

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    The polar fleece jammies are the way to go I reckon.Very warm,very soft and very giving movement wise.
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    rightio- im off shopping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetboy View Post
    thanks- and another question- re the wool ones: washing them?? So far we are flea free (with mthly application of frontline or similar stuff), but if there was a flea problem do you think the wool coats would be too difficult to decontaminate?
    I like the look of the wool ones because they seem to "breath" so the dog would not get too hot....
    A wool coat will stay clean for years, and should not need washing too often. But I understand where you are coming from regarding fleas.

    They are machine washable - on warm/cool, gentle cycle with a wool wash detergent. Be careful when dry cleaning. I do not recommend this as it would shrink.

    Wool coats resist build up of odour, which is why it should not need to be washed too often.

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    I have a couple of Thermomaster coats for my greys, would be great for outdoor dogs - tho mine sleep inside lol.

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    Oh, I'd also recommend get a couple of coats, so if you need to wash one, you have one there as back up.

    At 7 years old your boy has probably got the beginnings of arthritis (as do most dogs as they get older), so it's important he is nice and warm at night.

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