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Old 12-09-2012, 03:53 PM
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My little girl has tiny bird legs and is hairless on her leg and entire underbelly. I find what keeps her the warmest is layering.. A t shirt, then a sweater, then a jacket. I am actually surprised she can walk!

But I am a horse trainer so we are at the barn all day and into the evening in all weather. No one wants to stay home so I have had to find ways to keep everyone warm and dry. I even tried these little doggie leg warmers but she was having none of that!!!

I think wet, cold rain is worse than drier snow. Except for the paws, of course! But most important is not letting them get too cold for a long period of time or go too long without food (mine always eat 2 to 3 times if we are out on a cold day).

Good luck! It sounds like you will do right by your little one! Sometimes they surprise you by what they can do! My 6+ lb chi can out hike me!!! He never seems to tire!!!
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Oh man, KrystalLeigh, I wish my little one would wear those booties!!! They would be PERFECT!!!!
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How cute!!! I showed Otis this picture as he refuses to go outside when it rains. So I told him he does not have it as bad as he thinks lol. I love the coat


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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.


I want to see pictures of your horse and chickens!

For a smooth coat, I put a hoodie or sweater underneath the coat...or simply
a t-shirt to cover the belly...depending on the weather conditions. Although
the coat I told you about, the one on the pictures, covers most of the belly.
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How cute!!! I showed Otis this picture as he refuses to go outside when it rains. So I told him he does not have it as bad as he thinks lol. I love the coat


Haha, yup Otis little bud you have it made! There are far meaner mommies out there, like Bella & Chanel's mom for example! LOL
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:06 PM
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Oh, I just saw that they have booties too!
CHIHUAHUA Dog Booties by VoyagersK9Apparel on Etsy

I just checked them out, thank you.
Those actually look like they might stay on! I love how high they go, and look
more cozy and easier to walk in then the stuff I've seen out on the market.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:39 PM
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What a great thread! I have been coat and boot shopping for the last two weeks trying to find something that might stand up to our super intense winters. So far I have purchased a few fleece liners, but no coat, and the boots search isn't going well. They either fall off or he can't walk. If anyone has any better luck...
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:23 PM
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CHIHUAHUA Dog Booties by VoyagersK9Apparel on Etsy

I just checked them out, thank you.
Those actually look like they might stay on! I love how high they go, and look
more cozy and easier to walk in then the stuff I've seen out on the market.
Yeah, they look warm and pretty flexible too. The thing I don't like about most of the booties I've come across is how rigid they are. It makes them really hard to walk in. I might consider ordering some of these ones.
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