National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Every pet parent wants to dress up their furry friend in the most craziest way possible, and what’s better than having a whole day dedicated to it? Yes, January is widely celebrated as national dress-up your pet day. Since your pet is a part of your family, dressing up your pet seems reasonable, right? However, while dressing up your pet, you need to make sure his safety and comfort come first.

There are certain rules and regulations that every pet parent ought to follow this day. Like we said earlier, your pet’s safety and comfort should always come first:

Don’t Force Dress Your Pet

As a pet parent, you obviously would know better about your furry friend’s personality. So, if your pet isn’t fond of dressing up, don’t force it on him. It will only make the matter worst.

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Surely, you wouldn’t like to be the only person without a dressed-up pet. However, remember your pet’s comfort comes first. Forcing a dress on your pet would incite destructive behavior and will weaken the bond you two share. So, it would be wise to allow your pet to sit this holiday out.

Do’s & Don’ts of National Dress Up Your Pet Day

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There are certain rules and regulations that every pet parent ought to follow this day. Like we said earlier, your pet’s safety and comfort should always come first:

Don’t Force Dress Your Pet

As a pet parent, you obviously would know better about your furry friend’s personality. So, if your pet isn’t fond of dressing up, don’t force it on him. It will only make the matter worst. Surely, you wouldn’t like to be the only person without a dressed-up pet. However, remember your pet’s comfort comes first.

Forcing a dress on your pet would incite destructive behavior and will weaken the bond you two share. So, it would be wise to allow your pet to sit this holiday out.

Do Size it Right

Another hurdle that comes with this dressing day is the size proportion. Ensuring that the dress fits perfectly and isn’t tight around the skin is an integral part of dressing up your pet.  A tight dress wouldn’t probably leave much room for movement, jumping, and breathing. Thus, it could lead to severe injuries and complications.

Don’t Get Fancy

Realizing that pets aren’t meant to be dressed, and their dress is nothing more than their beautiful coat, you shouldn’t spice up things much. Unless your pet really enjoys dressing up fancy, it is wise to stick to more short dresses like a unique hat, crafty bow-tie, or a comfortable t-shirt.

Do Give Your Pet Some Time

Considering your pet is dressed up for the first time in his life, he would surely need some time to settle down. Don’t forget to play and use positive reinforcement with your pet.  It will help your pet realize that the dress will not inhibit his movement and is nothing more than skin. Meanwhile, look out for the signs of stress your pet exhibit and change the clothing according to it.

Don’t Leave Any Loose Ends

Considering how much pets love to chew things out, especially dogs, we would advise you not to leave any string dangling from the dog’s clothing. It could cause a choking hazard among dogs. So, before leaving the house with your dressed friend, don’t forget to look out for any loose ends and neatly cut them in case of any.

Start off your day by going to your favorite groomer and getting your pet clean and well-trimmed. To take the game a step further, dress up your pet in matching outfits (only if the pet’s comfortable). Walk the street with other pet parents, go to pet parties, and of course, don’t forget to post selfies on Instagram and Snapchat.

So, let us know how you celebrated this holiday in the comments!

 

 

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