ok I ended up getting a "pawrino" 100% wool coat Canine Spirit : Pawrino Merino Dog Coat
and will go for a polar fleece as a back up.
I have always thought dog coats looked silly but now we have a dog and its getting cold...
1 last question. Do you think putting a coat on a dog would stop its natural fur coat building up to the heavy winter layer it would naturally get to? Or in the wild dogs slept in packs so help keep each other warm?
re the arthritis- he in 7 this year- and just got back from a 10km run... he is having Sachas blend each day but fingers crossed- so far he seems ok.