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HOW TO MEASURE


 

We recommend use of a fabric or cloth measuring tape when determining your pet's measurements.  You can usually find it at craft and hobby stores, as well as your local drug store or Ikea furniture stores.  If you do not have one, use a piece of yarn or string and measure it up against a ruler.

Neck
Measure around the neck as you would for a collar. Allow some room for a comfortable fit.
Chest
Measure the chest girth at its widest point, all the way around, which is typically right behind the front legs. If the dog has a large girth, going up a size is recommended.
Length
Measure from the base of your dog's neck to the base of the tail. 

If you should need additional assistance with sizing, please contact us.  Anytime you are unsure or just want some guidance, our friendly customer service representatives will be happy to help you find the right sizing to fit you and your pet's needs.


We highly recommend our customers to review our Sizing Guide prior to making any purchases of dog apparel, clothing, and accessories.  Reviewing this guide and our illustration below will help you determine how to measure your pet, especially if you are new pet parent or have never dressed your pampered doggy up in clothing or booties before.

DOG CLOTHING & APPAREL


Customers are urged to use this guide for understanding how to take pet measurements.  As we carry a large variety of brand names and products, our products have an individual size chart or other reference guide in the product description when more than one option is available.  The illustration below will show you how to accurately measure for a length, neck and chest measurement.  Please note that it is not recommended to determine size based on your pet's breed, weight, brand, or previous purchases you may have made at our pet boutique or anywhere else.  Each and every designer uses different cuts and sizing patterns.  Therefore, please refer to the individual size chart that is shown in each product's description before making your size selection.

 

As a general rule of thumb for selecting dog clothing sizes, the most important measurements are chest girth and the length.  The chest girth is usually the widest and thickest part of the chest measured from the back to underneath the arms.  If the clothing is too tight, your dog may get hot and uncomfortable.  The length for products like jackets and coats is typically designed to be close to the base of your pet's tail.  While other products like t-shirts, tanks, and dresses should be within 2 to 4 inches from the base of the tail.  Please refer to any additional information that is contained in the product description to help you determine the best size for your pet.  If various types of measurements are provided in the product description, please take into account the length measurement first.  This is especially important to certain breeds that have longer bodies like Dachshunds.

 

If your pet's measurements fall in between two sizes, we suggest ordering the next larger size just to be safe.  


DOG SHOES & BOOTIES


For dog shoes and booties, please refer to individual sizing guides in product descriptions.  Download and print out on paper and fit your dog's paw on to the appropriate size.  When putting shoes on for your dog, please make sure that the entire paw is pushed into the shoe (check by feeling bottom of booties) and tongue of the shoe is not twisted before zipping it up.  This allows for maximum comfort. The shoe zipper has to be fully zipped and the velcro should be securely fastened around ankles for proper usage. 


Note that if your dog has not worn shoes before, it may take some time to get use to.  We suggest wearing the shoes for about an hour every day for a week to help your dog break into the new booties.  Your dog may walk funny or stand or sit still.  Encourage them to move around and feel more comfortable with wearing shoes.  Your dog should always be supervised and should not be left unattended when wearing shoes.  Please do not put shoes on your dog when paws and ankles are wet or injured or have any other medial conditions.  Do not leave shoes on your dog for long periods of time (more than 5 hours) as the heat may cause discomfort and irritation to your dog. 

  

 

DISCLAIMER

 

Please note that wear and use of canine apparel, including shoes or booties, should always be supervised.  Do not leave your pet unattended.  The Canine Sizing Guide is a reference of recommendations meant to help you measure your pet.  Read through it carefully to help your dog find the appropriate size.  Canine shoes and booties are designed for cleanliness and novelty purposes only.  They are not designed or intended to be used for any medical purpose, rugged or slippery conditions, or any other extreme outdoors use (including mountainous surfaces).  For pets with injured paws and/or ankles, please consult your veterinarian prior to wearing or use of shoes or booties.