A dog wearing a bandanas, in my view, is the perfect fashion fit for our pups.
Just take a browse through Instagram, and you’ll see how famous dogs look dapper in colorful bandanas.
But why should your dogs wear a bandana? Bandanas are pretty essential and helpful to your dogs’ well-being, and here’s why.
I would like first to discuss the things you should consider before getting any accessories for your dog.
The critical factor that you must consider above others is making sure your pet comfortable and happy as you put the accessory on him. Many dogs don’t have a problem wearing accessories, but others tend not to like the idea. It’s better not to force your pet to wear one if it doesn’t feel comfortable.
It would be best if you are always with your pet whenever it wears an accessory, be it a collar, bandana, etc.
Make sure to get the right size of bandana for your dog by measuring its neck just so that you don’t end up buying a bandana that’s restricting your dog’s movement. The bandana around your pet’s neck should be loose enough for your hands to slip through the space between the bandana and the neck. A tight bandana could cause breathing problems and can be fatal to your dog.
1. Dog bandanas give warmth
A fast and easy way to provide warmth for your dog is by wearing a cute bandana on them, especially in a cold season. Most people do not like wearing coats and jumpers on their pets. But in cold weather, wearing coats and jumpers may not be suitable. A soft, colorful bandana on your pet’s neck can help him remain warm and comfortable.
2. Dog bandanas help your dog in summer time.
If your fur friend is a hot one, especially during the summer, then you should always try to keep them cool. Dogs cannot regulate their temperature the way we humans can. Heatstrokes can be fatal to your dog and ultimately lead to it passing away, which we don’t want. Always make sure that your dogs are hydrated and remain in the shade. Don’t let them be in the car alone. Always take them on frequent walks early in the morning or the evenings.
Bandanas are another colorful way of helping your fur friend remain cool. To do this, let the bandana be a little wet by placing it in cold water before wearing it on your dog. Also, do frequent checks on the bandana to ensure that it remains calm, and if it’s not, re-soak it.
3. Stay Calm
Sometimes dogs get grumpy and unhappy like we do, especially in thunderstorms, fireworks, or even when you relocate or take long trips. These can sometimes give them a lot of anxiety and stress.
You can also add some relaxing or calming essences to the bandanas your dog wears. Unlike humans, pets can be easily disturbed when given certain things or do not like to wear certain things. Ensure that whatever item you are putting on them is designed for their kinds of breeds.
Dorwest’s Valerian Compound is fantastic for both cats and dogs. You can check out different types of essential oils for all pets at Hoof to Tail Healing. Their social media handles also contain relevant information on which oil is best for your pet. To get a combination of valerian oil and other types of essential oil, you can check out Pet Remedy. Moo & Bear gives you different sizes for your pet.
You can test the essence by first applying it to an invisible section of the bandana to see if the stain removes or remains after washing it.
4. A Bandana can serve as first aid for your dog.
Ideally, it will help if you carry a complete first aid kit with you every time you step out with your pet. But unfortunately, this is a rare case. A bandana can save you a little stress by being an emergency bandage when need be. However, you can only use it this way when you understand how to.
You can always find multiple tutorials online on how to give your dog first aid. Your vet could be the best source of understanding and knowing how to do the pet first aid. You can check out several programs by veterinary nurse Rachel Bean, they start by giving you a complete introduction to the basics, and as you continue, you get better at it.
5. Look Good
Bandanas come in different designs and colors, which would make your dog look brilliant! Just select the one they enjoy wearing and make them feel comfortable. The colors give the perfect touch too.
I love dogs!
When I was 10 years old we had an Alsatian named "Damfo" - he was so big and strong it seemed like he was taking me for walks instead of the other way round. Our second dog was "Dinah", a beautiful pure bread Boxer. Later, in college, I earned extra money by dog sitting, training, and dog walking.
I love to share stories with other dog lovers. Dogs are AMAZING!!