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Old 12-09-2012, 06:53 AM
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Moonfall, what do you think of the coat I posted?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:57 AM
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In my opinion, a jacket is important, but paw protection is almost more important. I find that Odie is totally okay if it's quite cold and she has a jacket but isn't standing on cold snow, but once she's on the snow or ice, she will actually fall over to avoid touching it. She's not being a drama queen, she's genuinely cold. It's pretty darn hard to find booties for a 5-6 lb dog that will stay on! I just bought some and had to return them. You might want to try LS's concoction.

Also, i'm shopping for a dog backpack to buy for next summer for hikes when Odie needs a break. Might be a good option for your guy. You could put a blanky in there and he could get cozy while he recharges.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 AM
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Oh yes Krystal tiny boots that are good quality and will stay on are hard to find!
Once you do please let me know too! I think one day I might find some for Chanel,
but I doubt I'll find something small enough for B....here's hoping!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:10 AM
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I agree. Generally the cold air is not the issue when Gemma goes outside, it's the snow and ice on the ground. Her poor paws get so cold. I wouldn't even try to put boots on her because I know she would not walk in them. I'm not sure they even make any for a dog under 3lbs. She just gets very short walking sessions at a time, then I carry her for a while to warm up her feet. She lets me know when her paws have had enough by standing still and holding one up at a time in the air.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:07 PM
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Sadly I think you two are out of luck. I haven't been able to find any small enough for Odie, and she has at least a couple of pounds on your girls. I thought I had finally found some that would work, because they went really high up on the leg. We put them on (which took a very long time) and she didn't mind having them on, but she tried walking and was tripping all over the place. I think they were still just too big. I think it's especially bad for our girls because they're short haired and so slim and trim! Very little body fat to keep those little bodies insulated.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:12 PM
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Douglas is short hair and very trim, worried he will freeze! We use vaseline to protect our chicken's feet in cold.

I like the coats, especially the second one, although I still worry about his little belly.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:46 PM
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I'm really interested in these chi specific jackets from VoyagersK9Apparel on etsy. They also make belly warmers!
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:47 PM
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Oh, I just saw that they have booties too!
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