A protective overall covers the whole dog and is especially suitable for dogs with sensitive skin or with long or soft fur. The overall will prevent the dog from getting wet and dirty better than a traditional raincoat. The long legs of an overall will protect the dog's legs, chest, and belly area, keeping the dog’s fur in these areas relatively dry and clean. Tightening the leg openings will help to keep the overall in place and the length of the legs can be easily adjusted for a snug fit.
For example, the fur of the Bichon Frisé and the Poodle can easily get wet and dirty. By using a coat that protects the fur in wet weather, the dog will generally not need to be bathed as often. The overall also protects fur breeds after washing and on show days, such as for a Havanese, Tibetan Terrier, and Afghan Hound. Clean and brushed fur protected in an unlined overall will also have fewer tangles.
The overall is essential in pouring rain and muddy areas for dogs that are attracted to puddles, such as Cocker Spaniels and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers. It also protects against street dust, road salt, and other roadway pollutants. In late autumn and early spring, dogs that are sensitive to cold, such as the Lagotto Romagnolo and Dalmatian, may need a light thermal overall under a raincoat, which provides a great layering combination until the freezing temperatures of early winter arrive. In cold weather, overalls protect against sticky snow for long-furred dogs, such as the Cotton de Tuléar, Long-Haired Collie, and Australian Shepherd.
Hurtta rain overalls are easy and quick to put on before going outside, which comes in handy during the morning rush. Your dog shouldn’t need to be bathed after using the overall, just drying the paws should be good. The overalls have great adjustability at the waist, chest and belly areas, leg length, and collar. The overalls also have an inner collar that will keep rain off the dog’s neck. Thanks to its light material, the overalls are suitable for year-round use.