WHY does my Dog need to wear a Jacket or skivvy?

As the weather cools into Autumn in Australia and other parts of the world during the year, it's SO important to consider your Dog's comfort needs

Even in the cold and rain we still need to get out and exercise our Dogs: at any age.  It's important time for them to toilet, stretch & do Sniffarama ( read the news other Dogs have left on grass/trees etc ). This is also important for their mental stimulation

YAP WEAR Skivvy: Our polar fleece skivvy is like a 'big warm cuddle'..... a stretchy pullover to keep your Dog warm and toasty to sleep in, after a groom, convalescing, perfect for senior Dogs.  Comfy and cosy also for dry cold walks and will also help keep your Dog clean if they roll in something stinky!  One of our sweet customers Pearl shown here wearing our Skivvy in Pink Tartan design

Wearing something warm and protective can protect Dogs from: long term arthritis, kidney chills, skin issues etc

I hear people say "my Dog has a fur coat so why does it need to wear a jacket".  There are many reasons:

  • If your Dog gets wet without a jacket on then if left without drying off it could cause skin irritations
  • A wet Dog inside your car or house isn't great right??  Taking the jacket off and drying off the legs/paws/head is much easier
  • Dogs that require grooming like my Mini Schnauzers will feel the cold as their body temperature drops and takes a few days to reclimatise
  • Dogs that live inside become accustomed to artificial heating so do feel the cold weather when they go outside
  • Dogs convalescing from an illness/surgery will feel comforted wearing something snuggly like one of our knits or skivvies

YAP WEAR Coat: Showerproof for cold, drizzly walks.  Featuring a turn back collar with a contrast collar/lining. Easy to put on your Dog and adjustable velcro straps for comfort & personalised fit; simply trim excess velcro with scissors.  Easy to wash


When I started my biz YAP WEAR in 1999 it was never a fashion statement...it was to keep my new puppy Lili warm and dry during the cold weather.  Also as I couldn't find an Australian made stylish Dogcoat.....so I wanted to create one

YAP WEAR is still Proudly made in Australia now since 1999

wishing you all a Warm toasty Autumn & Winter

wags.....Jen, Smooch & Team YAP XXX

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