Cool Functional Wear

Just like the popularised thunder shirt that helps to calm cats and dogs who suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, these three pieces work to protect your Fido, while at the same time giving him a stylish edge over his furry peers.
By Pets Team
Published on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

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1. Doggles

As its name suggests, Doggles are goggles for dogs. They are excellent in protecting your furry pal’s eyes from harmful UV rays and physical debris, especially if he has sensitive eyes. Paw-rents with rowdy furkids will also appreciate the shatterproof quality of the sunnies. Some owners use these to protect the peepers of their post-surgery pets from foreign objects and/or scratching as well. Doggles come in different colours and sizes—from XS to XL. For more information, visit www.topdogs.com.au/search.php?search_query=doggles&x=0&y=0.

 

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2. Sun Protection Shirt

Fur-milies that love the sweat, sun and sea will find the Sun Protection shirt exceptionally practical as the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPV) ensures pets are shielded from cancer-causing UV rays, especially when they spend long durations of time under the sun. Skin cancer is a prevalent illness amongst furkids and the root cause of it is frequent exposure to the sun. The Sun Protection Shirt will be useful for paw-rents with pets residing in sunny Singapore or any tropical country, and those who own fur pals with sensitive skin like Dalmatians and Jack Russell Terriers.

For more information, visit www.wag.com/html/sg/dog-sun-protection-clothing.html (dogs) and www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/186842631/pet-clothes-sun-protection-sphynx-cat (cats).

(Image Credit: http://www.k9topcoat.com/pilot.asp?pg=SunProtection)

For furry friends with a history of major fur loss or skin cancer, you can consider getting a full body suit instead for greater coverage--http://www.k9topcoat.com/pilot.asp?pg=SunProtection

 

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3. Cooling Vest

The cooling vest was initially created for dogs working for military and law enforcement. Like the Sun Protection Shirt, the Cooling Vest was designed to protect dogs from overheating and getting a heatstroke, by targeting the dog’s central body temperature. Vests like the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler vest, however, do its job through evaporation—just soak it in cold, icy water, wring and fasten it, and voila, you're done! Some also have pockets for ice packs to be inserted. Even under the shade, your dog can still overheat, so putting on a cooling vest ensures their core body temperature remains cool all around, making it useful during the hotter months of the year. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PetLoversCentreSingapore/photos/a.10152798510759188.1073741959.118572579187/10152798510784188/.