Reply To: Doggy Raincoats/ Body suits

Alana McGee

For your husky I would say you do not need to, but do have something in the car and be sensitive to how he responds, especially his joints as he gets older.

I do not use a coat for my large double coated lab mix as he would over heat extremely quickly. I do however have towels and warm blankets etc in the car for afterwards.

While coats do protect against weather (for us it is mostly wet, wet ferns) they do also protect against snags and the occasional barb wire we come across. Those catch the coat and not the dog, so they are recommended.

We would suggest that you do get a coat for Cricket and something for afterwards as your jacket or coat will likely be wet, and you don?t want her muscles to cool down in that on the car ride home!