Get ready to play in the snow with your pup this winter, because Ruffwear has everything you’ll need to keep fido warm and cozy while playing in the cold weather. Don’t let a little snow keep you inside during the holidays. This season you’ll be ready to take on a snow adventure that the whole family will enjoy! Whether its sledding, mountain climbing or even skijoring, your dog will be ready no matter the snowy adventure. 

Ruffwear has got your furry friend covered from head to paw. From heavy coats to snow boots, they have got it all. Keep your dog comfy cozy this winter with Ruffwear winter accessories and enjoy the warm quality time with your best four legged pal. While playing with the snow is a great time, itis important to be aware of the cold temperatures and risk of frostbite. We are going to be sharing important tips and tricks to keep in mind while out on your snowy exploration. From backyard snowball fights to building a snowman, count fido in! 

 

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Playtime in the snow

Ruffwear Powder hound

main benefits
  • Insulated warmth
  • Weather resistant
  • Sleeved style 
  • Breathable fit 
  • Reflective 

Winter, means cold weather and warm coco, but winter also means SNOW! Get ready to get out in the snow with fido and the whole family. Bundle up your pup this winter with the Ruffwear Powder Hound Jacket. A hybrid jacket that is made with a nylon-spandex fabric for maximum flexibility and insulated polyester for cozy warmth. The spandex material combined with four way stretch is essential for allowing full range of motion for your pup during their snowy playtime. 

The Powder Hound is not only comfortable and breathable but is designed to keep your dog warm and cozy. The polyester outer layer provides weather protection from rain, wind, snow, etc. And the recycled polyester insulation helps to keep your four legged pal warm in their winter wonderland. The Sleeved style promotes extra coverage and extra warmth for fido. The Powder Hound Jacket is perfect for any fun snow filled adventure with your dog!

Size and color

The Powder Hound Comes in 6 different sizes including xxsmall, xsmall, small, medium, large, xlarge. Great for finding the perfect size for any dog. The winter jacket also as a reflective trim, perfect for pushing playtime a on a little longer. This feature promotes low light visibility, so no worries if playtime gets pushed a little past sunset ! The Powder Hound comes in a variation of the colors blue, green, purple and red for a stylish winter adventure!

 

Ruffwear Quinzee

main benefits
  • Insulated warmth
  • Weather resistant 
  • Built in travel sack  
  • Vest style
  • Leash portal

The Ruffwear Quinzee is the perfect jacket for an on-the-go winter adventure! With its insulated breathable fit and its built in travel sack, the Quinzee is just what you need before going out to explore in the snow. The jacket keeps your pup warm because of it is insulated with recycled polyester and its polyester outer layer protects them from cold rainy and snowy weather.

The Quinzee’s vest style promotes a roomier fit that makes it easier for those dogs who cant always find the perfect size, while the neck shield provides extra coverage and warmth for fido. The leash portal is another great feature that comes with the Quinzee. The jacket is compatible with most of Ruffwear’s harnesses including the Web Master and Front Range harnesses. Yet another reason the Quinzee is perfect for an on-the-go winter adventure.  

size and color

The Ruffwear Quinzee Jacket comes in 6 different sizes, convenient for finding the perfect fit for your dog. Ranging in sizes from xxsmall to xlarge. The jacket also comes in six different colors including, gray, blue, purple, green, and orange. The jacket also has a reflective feature for low light visibility, so don’t worry if the snowy adventure takes longer than expected!

ruffwear polar trex

main benefits
  • Protect Paws 
  • Full Traction
  • Waterproof
  • Insulated Warmth

Winter is great for playing in the snow! Whether it is making snow angels or building a snowman, its important to keep fidos paws warm and protected from harsh snow melting chemicals and ice getting painfully stuck in their paws.The Ruffwear Polar Trex snow boots are perfect for any snowy winter adventure. Made with icetrek outsoles with built in ridges for ultimate traction in the ice ans snow. The Polar Trex boots are made with a breathable, insulated material that is made to keep your pups warm and cozy. The outer layer of the snow boots are waterproof and the stretch pullover zipper feature provides a secure fit and total protection from rain water, ice and snow. 

size and color

The Ruffwear Polar Trex comes in 7 different sizes, including 44mm, 51mm, 57mm, 64mm, 70mm, 76mm, 83mm. Its important to remember to measure across the widest part of the paw while it is bearing weight. If your pup is in between sizes, size down. The Polar Trex snow boots can be purchased in full set of 4 or 2, depending on your pups needs. The doggie snow boots also come in the color green and blue with a reflective trim for low light visibility and all day play! 

backyard winter playtime

Ruffwear Overcoat

main benefits
  • Comfortable fleece inner layer
  • Water Resistant
  • Vest style 
  • Leash Portal 

The Ruffwear Overcoat Jacket is perfect for any backyard playtime! While its not made for snowy expeditions, it sure does the job close to home. The Overcoat has a weather resistant outer shell that protects your pup from mild rain, wind and snow. The Overcoat has a comfortable warm fleece inside layer that helps protect fido from the cold so they can play and stay warm for all day play.  The vest syle promotes good coverage and provides a fit with a little more wiggle room for those hard-to-fit- pups. The Overcoat Jacket also has a leash portal feature that makes it perfect for local winter walks. 

size and color

The Ruffwear Overcoat Jacket comes in 6 convenient sizes ranging from xxsmall to xlarge. This makes it much easier to find the perfect size for your dog. The Overcoat also has a reflective trim, that is great for low light visibility. That way there is no worries if the walk lasts a little longer than expected. The Overcoat also comes in variations of the colors blue, red, purple, brown and gray for a stylish winter adventure.

 

ruffwear cloud chaser

main benefits
  • Weather resistant 
  • Waterproof
  • Inner Fleece layer
  • Sleeved style

Don’t let a little snow get in the way of a fun pup filled winter adventure! Take the whole family out for a frosty night on the town and bundul up your pup in the Ruffwear Cloud Chaser. The jackets waterproof outer layer helps protect fido from outside winter elements such as wind, rain and snow, while its insulated fleece inner layer keeps them warm and cozy during cold weather playtime. Its breathable fit and sleeved style makes it comfortable and weather resistant with extra coverage for warmth. The Zipper feature makes it easy to slip on and off your pup, while also promoting a performance fit for extra protection and comfort. Perfect for any winter exploration!

size and color

The Ruffwear Cloud Chaser comes in 6 sizes including, xxsmall, xsmall, small, medium, large and xlarge. Great for finding your dogs perfect fit. The jacket also comes in 3 stylish colors including, blue, green, black, and red. The Cloud Chaser also has a reflective trim that allows for better low light visibility. So go enjoy that starry winter night stroll through town with your best furry friend!

Wind Advisory

Ruffwear Wind sprinter

main benefits
  • Windbreaker
  • Light Rain Resistant 
  • Vest Style with Storm Collar
  • Lightweight Add On 
  • Converts into pack
  • Leash Portal

The Ruffwear Wind Sprinter is the perfect lightweight windbreaker for your pup during this brisk winter season. This windbreaker is wind and light rain resistant because of its waterproof and wind resistant ultralight durable nylon ripstop fabric. The Wind Sprinter is compatible with most Ruffwear harnesses and makes for the perfect lightweight add on during the winter and the perfect windbreaker during the fall. This windbreaker’s vest style is has a bonus storm collar that has a foldable feature for extra weather coverage. 

The Wind Sprinter has a leash portal which also allows it to be warn with most ruffwear harnesses and makes it the perfect jacket for a gusty winter afternoon stroll. This windbreaker has a packable feature that makes it easy to bring along during those come-and-go rainy adventures!

size and color

The Ruffwear Wind Sprinter comes in 6 sizes ranging from xxsmall to xlarge and comes in one beautiful blue atoll color for stylish windy adventure. This jacket also has a reflective trim for low light visibility to allow for longer windy playtime. 

ruffwear vert

main benefits
  • Weather resistant 
  • Windproof
  • Warm Fleece 
  • Storm Collar
  • Leash Portal

The Ruffwear Vert Jacket is the perfect accessory for your next winter exploration. Its design inspired by the working mountain dog guides. Made to block harsh weather conditions and keep fito toast warm during work and playtime. The breathable nylon fabric is water and windproof, while the foldable storm collar provides extra weather coverage. The Verts warm fleece inner lining keeps fido cozy while outside in the cold. Leg loops also help keep the jacket secure during windy playtime and a leash portal is built in, which allows it to be warn with most ruffwear harnesses. Perfect for any tag along windy winter adventure! 

size and color

The Ruffwear Vert comes in 2 different stylish colors of blue and orange. You can also find the perfect fit for your pup because it also comes in 6 different sizes ranging from xxsmall to xlarge. The reflective trim and light beam loop promote low light visibility and the ability to add a light for enhanced visibility in the dark. 

Important Snow safety

Antifreeze

When there is snow, there is antifreeze. It is very important to be cautious of your pup possibly licking the ground and consuming toxic antifreeze. A teaspoon of it can cause kidney failure in fido. Symptoms include vomiting, seizures, excessive thirst, panting, and drooling. If you see your pet looking lethargic and almost a drunken look, call poison control and alert your veterinarian immediately. 

Paw Protection

When walking fido, it is important to keep their feet protected from the harsh ice and snow melting chemicals. The Ruffwear Polar Trex boots are strongly advised for long snow adventures, such as mountain climbing, skijoring,or snowboarding. A paw balm or wax can be used for more close to home and shorter activities, as well as keeping a cloth close by to continually wipe their feet to help reduce the amount of snow and salt stuck to the bottom of their paws. When you arrive home you can dip each paw into a bucket of lukewarm water and make sure to check in between their toes and paw pads ice and snow clumps, then towel dry them to eliminate any harsh chemicals and salt. 

Winter Jacket Sizing

When purchasing a winter jacket, it is important to make sure the size fits right on your dog. If the jacket is too small it may cause rashes and skin irritations from rubbing, but if the jacket is too big than it may not provide the optimal level of protection and warmth for fido. When measuring your dog, keep in mind to measure the widest part of the rib cage. For pups that are sometimes hard to to fit, we recommend vest style jackets such as the Quinzee and Overcoat for a more secure fit. 

Frostbite 

Frostbite on a dog is tissue damage caused by being out in the cold for too long. Just like in humans, frostbite is cause when the blood flow redirects to vital organs and stems away from the extremities such as the ears, nose and tail. Symptoms of frostbite include hard cold skin that is a white-grayis-blue color. If you have a dog with frostbite the first step to take  is bring the dog into a war, dry area and wrap a warmed up towel around them. Then, warm up the frostbitten area with a warm compress and DO NOT use hot water, or direct heat such as blow dryer or hating pad. Gently dry them off by blotting, because rubbing can cause skin irritation. Then contact your Veterinarian immediately.

Enjoy your Snow Day

We all know how much fun playing outside in the snow can be! Playing In the snow with your pup makes it a whole lot of fun, for the whole family to enjoy! And as much fun as it is, it is important to be aware of the risks and hazards the wintery season may bring. And you’ll have a pup-tastic winter as long as you are conscious of the winter risks and take the steps in the right direction to snow safety.  Protect your pup from head to paw with Ruffwear’s vests, jackets, and snow boots. Remember to fill your winter with fun pup-friendly activities such as skijoring, snowboarding, snowball fights, building a snowman, mountain climbing, glamping and more! No Matter the adventure, we have got you covered. So get outside and enjoy the snow! Whether it is playing outside in the snow with the family or going for an adventurous mountain climb, your pup will be snow ready! Bundle up your pup in all the warm and cozy Ruffwear winter accessories and go get started on your fun outdoor winter adventures! 

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