We have all seen cute little dogs running around in their cute little jackets, coats, and sweaters. It is less common to see cats outfitted in cat sweaters and outfits which is a real shame. A cat dressed up in a sweater is just as cute, if not even cuter, than a dog.
Not all cats are going to take to cat sweaters and outfits with ease. As you probably already know, some cats are easy to move around and handle, while others become very cantankerous, giving their owners a quick swat, hiss, or even a scratch for their trouble. If your cat is hard to handle you may want to avoid cat sweaters altogether.
If you have a cat which is easy to handle then you can provide them with added warmth, and beautiful style during the cooler winter months. Your cat will love feeling warm and cozy in their sweater.
Being uncertain whether your cat will take a sweater should lead you to seek out a sweater which is easier to put on. A sweater with a zipper or snaps is much easier to get your cat than the one you simply pull over them. It gives you a little more freedom of movement as you attempt to put the sweater on for the first time.
What you will discover is as your cat becomes accustomed to wearing the sweater they will look forward to having it put on. They know the sweater represents feeling warmer and love it.
Once again, even cats who allow you to get cat sweaters on to them may not all like them. Some cats will start trying to scratch, bite, and rub at the sweater trying to get it off. If your cat is not happy wearing a sweater you just need to accept their decision and move on. Your cats comfort and happiness should come before your desire to see them all dressed up in a cute sweater.
Do you love knitting, crochet, or sewing? You can make your own cat apparel with patterns you can find on pet sites, online, and in some specialty sewing shops. Making the clothes allows you to custom fit them, instead of ending up with a sweater which is too large, or too small.
If you choose to buy your cat sweaters check out the options in your local pet supercenter. They may not have what you want, but it will help you determine the size to look for. For the largest selection of styles, cuts, and materials you will need to shop online. There are craftsmen who make one of a kind cat clothing and companies who make extensive lines of pet clothing. You will find a wide array of styles to match your cat’s color and their personality.
Cat sweaters are definitely not for every cat, but if your cat enjoys them, they are great fun. Your cat will look very cute dressed up in their sweater and will love the added warmth.