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How to Choose The Best Dogs Onesies and Pajamas

By Canada Pooch on Aug 2, 2022
How to Choose The Best Dogs Onesies and Pajamas

Dog onesies and pajamas aren’t just a stylish addition to your dog’s wardrobe – they offer a variety of benefits!

Dog onesies and pajamas can help keep your pup warm during cold weather (or strong air conditioning). They’re beneficial for breeds such as Italian Greyhounds, Pugs, Boston Terriers, Vizslas, or the Xoloitzcuintli, which have short fur (or no fur at all). They can also be beneficial for dogs that are accustomed to warmer climates. 

Dog onesies aren’t just for warmth, though! For dogs with skin allergies, a onesie can help prevent them from scratching or biting at their itchy skin, offering relief and allowing the skin to heal. They can even protect your dog’s skin from coming into contact with allergens and thus reduce flare-ups! Dog onesies are also useful for recovery from surgery. If you don’t want to put a cone on your pup, onesies can help prevent them from scratching and licking stitches and pulling them out. Dog onesies with sleeves offer the most coverage for full-body warmth.

And sometimes, onesies and pajamas are just for show. Whether you want to show off your pup’s vibrant personality, stage a cute and cozy photo, or spoil your pup with cute clothes, there are dog onesies out there to suit every pup! 

Here are some tips for choosing the best option for your dog. 

What is the purpose of dog onesies? 

When choosing onesies and pajamas for your dog, always think through the main purpose of the item so you can determine what will best suit your dog’s needs. 

If your goal is keeping your pup warm, consider how much coverage would be ideal and what scenarios your dog will wear the onesie. Does your pup need something to keep them cozy around the house in the evening, like a dog fleece onesie, or do they need a thermal layer to wear under their raincoat? 

Even if the sole purpose of the onesie is to look cute, don’t overlook your dog’s comfort. For instance, if your pup has thick fur, an insulated onesie might cause them to overheat in certain temperatures. In the same way, if your dog needs extra insulation from the cold, make sure the onesie you choose is both stylish and sufficiently warm! 

What size dog onesie will fit? 

When shopping for dog onesies and pajamas, finding the right fit is essential for ensuring your dog is comfortable. Fortunately, Canada Pooch offers a range of sizes designed to fit dogs of every shape. 

To determine what  size onesie will fit  your dog, you’ll need two measurements: the length of their back and the girth of their chest. Grab a soft measuring tape and take those measurements to select the right size.

Typically, Canada Pooch sizes correspond to the length of a dog’s back. So, a size 10 onesie would fit a dog with a 10” back. Since dogs come in all shapes and sizes, it’s important to also consider the chest girth measurement and ensure it’s aligned with the size you select.

When trying clothes on your dog, make sure they can move around freely while wearing the onesie. If the onesie inhibits your dog’s range of motion, you may need to swap it for a different size. Dog clothing shouldn’t be so tight that your pup is uncomfortable, but having it too loose may cause it to slip out of place and be bothersome for your dog.

Check out our guide to sizing and measuring your dog for more guidance on how to find the right fit! 

What suits your dog’s style?

Your dog’s outfits are the perfect opportunity to highlight their personality, so keep this in mind when selecting the best dog onesie . Whether you want your dog’s style to match your own or want to help them establish a distinctive look, there are lots of fun options to explore!

Soft Side Sweatsuit - If you love an early 2000s throwback look, this classic dog sweatsuit is the perfect option to keep your pup cozy indoors and outside. It features a water-repellent shell, making it an excellent option for keeping your dog  warm during wet-weather potty breaks. The Soft Side Sweatsuit slides on over the head and has an elastic neck and belly opening, allowing it to accommodate dogs of different shapes. The onesie comes in three warm pastel colors (blue, pink, and yellow) and 13 sizes! What’s more, it pairs with the Soft Side Adult Hoodie, so you and your pup can coordinate your ‘fits!

One-of-a-Kind Waffle Onesie - Perfect for your one-of-a-kind pup, this cozy waffle-knit onesie is made from upcycled fabric and features a unique pink and blue tie dye pattern. It fits over your dog’s head and features a snap closure in the front and short sleeves that offer extra warmth for your dog’s legs. This eye-catching onesie comes in 11 different sizes and will fit most dogs!

Frosty Fleece Sweatsuit - Whether you want to stage a stylish winter photo shoot or keep your pup warm on a chilly day, this heavy-duty dog fleece onesie is a wonderful option! It features a plush fleece lining for extra warmth and comfort and has long sleeves with ribbed cuffs for a cozy fit. The exterior is made from trendy marled fabric and comes in three adorable patterns (red plaid, pink plaid, and grey tie dye), offering options to suit any dog’s style! The sweatsuit comes in 11 sizes to accommodate dogs of every shape! You can also pick up a children’s version of this onesie for your kids – the Frosty Fleece Kids Sweatsuit is available in sizes 2T to 5T. It’s the perfect outfit for a coordinated family photo shoot!

Thermal Layer Onesie - Made from a special graphene fabric that is light, durable, hypoallergenic, and designed to retain heat, the thermal layer onesie is an essential winter wardrobe staple that you can layer under your dog’s sweaters and coats. It’s a fantastic option for dogs with short fur or no fur who rely on extra layers during cold weather. The thermal layer onesie has long sleeves and a cowl neck, offering full body coverage. Neck toggles on this full-coverage onesie make it easy to adjust for a snug fit during cold and windy conditions. It’s available in 10 sizes to fit most breeds!

Whether you’re on the hunt for a stylish dog onesie or add an extra layer of warmth for your dog, Canada Pooch offers plenty of options for dogs of every size. Click here to shop our complete collection of dog onesies and pajamas!

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