There’s no denying the fact that Chihuahuas look cute when wearing clothes. However, there are other reasons why you should dress your Chihuahua…
Protects Against Insects
From fleas and ticks to mosquitoes and ants, Chihuahuas are frequently exposed to a variety of pests. Some of these pests are nothing more than a nuisance, but others can transmit serious and potentially fatal infectious disease. A shirt or sweater can protect your furry four-legged companion against common pests such as these.
Keeps Your Chihuahua Warm
Being the world’s smallest dog breed, Chihuahuas don’t tolerate cold climates as well as larger breeds. When a Chihuahua is exposed to sub-freezing temperatures, his body temperature may drop to dangerously low levels, a condition known as a hypothermia. A warm shirt or sweater protects against hypothermia by slowing down the rate at which your Chihuahua loses heat.
Keeps your Chihuahua Dry
A raincoat will keep your Chihuahua dry in snowy or rainy weather, further protecting against hypothermia.
Protects Against Sunburn
Protects Against Sunburn: Prolonged exposure to the hot mid-day sun can burn a Chihuahua’s skin, increasing the risk of skin cancer. You can protect your Chi from sunburn, however, by dressing him in a light shirt.