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06 December 2006 @ 10:10 pm
coat help needed!  
Griffin just had skin allergy testing done at the veterinary allergist and he's all shaved on one side. Couple that in with the colder weather setting in and it makes for one chilly piggy! Right now, all I have for him is a sweater, but I think this year he needs a real coat. Can anyone recommend one? I'm looking for something warm, easy to get on/off and of course it has to be cool looking. Griffin doesn't want to sport some lame cheesy doggy duds. Also, he is allergic to wool and cotton, so it's best if it's made from synthetics. Any suggestions??

Griffin's cold tush thanks you!

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Stacysatyr8 on December 7th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
The fleece hoodies here are cute, I used to have fleece sleeved coats for my dogs when we lived in Michigan and they seemed nice and cozy in them, can't remember the brand, got them at Pet Supplies Plus then.
Stacysatyr8 on December 7th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
Lorilunat16 on December 7th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
Do you know if that's real wool fleece or just a synthetic fleece? It looks perfect if it's synthetic :)
Stacysatyr8 on December 7th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
i would assume synthetic being that it's machine washable? But I am not positive.
lakinicoyote on December 7th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
I use baby clothes my son has grown out of. Max Moo is about Grif's size, I think and she is in a 7, 8 months. :-)
Melissa: hopefadedpink_ink on December 7th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
I was told Lola might have to be tested for allergies, how did they do it exacly if you dont mind me asking? Thanks.
Lori: Griffie Pufflunat16 on December 9th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
Well there's blood allergy testing and then there's skin allergy testing. Blood testing is just drawing blood and testing for things in the lab that the dog can be allergic to. It's not as thorough as skin allergy testing, though. Skin testing is when they shave down a portion of the dog's fur, sedate them, then inject a bunch of things (70 in Griffin's case) that the dog can be allergic to. Then they watch for reactions and note them. After that, they make up a serum that you have to inject into your dog to, over time, build up a tolerance to the things they're allergic to. It's pretty much the same way they do it in humans and it's usually a last resort after lots of other testing, diets, supplements, etc.