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Stylish clothes to keep your pets warm this winter

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People aren't the only ones trying to gear up for colder weather.

Some do their best to dress up their pets for the elements.

Dr. Nelson of Animal Aid Clinic South says it does help keep them warm, especially the smaller dogs.

But he warns to make sure the coats or outfits are not to constricting or have buttons they are going to chew off or swallow.

And more importantly, only leave it on as necessary.

"This is a good example. A short haired dog like this, where you have a sweater," said Veterinarian Doctor Rick Nelson. "If you were to leave this on her all the time, literally, she would go bald and in a pattern, similar to the sweater, so you want to take that off when she's not outside and really doesn't want to be dressed up."

And you know, of course, he's a vet but Dr. Nelson also talked a little fashion!

And it's not often that we can bring you the latest on pet fashion!

Doctor Nelson said, "In my experience, Chihuahuas and Siamese cats are very particular about what they wear so you must be careful. For instance, cap sleeves. They are so last year. And you don't want to embarrass your pet with what you put on them."

What's in this year for dogs?

Black is always in since its very slimming.

And so, of course, is animal print.

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