Before and after walking tips

Prevention of getting dirty and having paws issues 

It is not confidential that our white fur friends need an exceptional care. I am sure that majority of you already see your dog after having a walk outdoors. The shiny white coat will still get that dirt on itself no matter what the weather is! Is that right? 

Let’s summarize some ways how to put a stop to having an extra work after a long walk outside and if so, how to take care of your dog’s fur and paws like an expert. 

Get your dog some clothing

Yes, clothing can absolutely help you saving some time with cleaning your dog’s fur. Clothing may be ideal in every single weather. On our website you can choose from all of the varying kinds of clothing based on your own feeling, you can either select style, material or size. It is all customisable. You can read more about different styles and functions of different clothes in our article about dog fashion:

Clothing may actually be superb even during the summer. Linen material can help regulate the body temperature or even fend off having ticks.

Rainy weather but your dog calls for a walk? 

We got you! With our custom raincoats for dogs, you can enable your dog to enjoy some fun even during overcast. They are adjustable, warm, made out of silent fabric and with light reflects.

Start with a routine

Thereafter a walk, before entering the home, each time you should clean your dog’s paws with wet cleaning towels. While your dog is resting, go and check the paws to see if they are okay. It is very important to take care of their paws since they spend the majority of time on their paws. Some of the mayor paws issues we should be aware of may be: 

  • Bacterial and fungal infections – the symptoms may be redness, dog licking the paws or brown discoloration of the nails. We can prevent having our dogs from having infections by cleaning the paws constantly, avoiding moist places such as rainfalls, stale pools of water and distancing our dogs from infected animals since infections are highly contagious. Those are usually fixed and treated with antibiotics and topical creams. You should always visit your vet to discuss the other steps. 
  • Paw injuries – occurs very often, can be seen as brides, cuts and tears usually caused outside after stepping on broken glass, sticks or rocks. This kind of paw injury may not be as serious as the previous one, once it’s treated in an early stage. Before treating the paw, we should use antiseptic or water to remove the debris. An ice can be very helpful as well!
  • Dry and cracked paw pads – paw pads can get cracked and dry especially after walking on rough surfaces, hot pavements, during cold weather or after long licking. Groomed dog’s paws and trimmed toenails is a first step for preventing having cracks and dry paw pads. If we notice such a thing, use lukewarm water to clean the paws and put on a healing balm which you cover with dog sock. You can find one of those balms on our website.
  • Burns – you should be more than careful during the summer days and walking on the hot asphalt during the middle of the day. Also, during the winter, it would be better to search for places where roads are not sprinkled with deicing salts. Vaseline or other protective balms work as a perfect barrier against chemicals. You can find a perfect protective balm on our website. Serious burns should be treated by vet.
Left paw before paw balm, right paw – right after paw balm

New colour – blue westie raincoat is back. Plaid details for Scottish style.

Perfect comfortable custom made blue overall waterproof raincoat with snood for rainy dog for a walks and westie parades, Scottish kilt meetings.

Beautiful blue waterproof dog raincoat with red plaid details creates wonderful “chanel” style. 
Nice blue and plaid colours creates nice contrast. Dog raincoat colours are chosen to hide dirt as much as possible. 

Plaid fabric is high quality viscose. Inside – natural lining, antistatic, soft and pleasant touch – cupra (its cotton but looks like silk).

Waterproof blue fabric is polyester, soft and does not have ugly sound. Please pay attention, that now I use the one blue fabric that is in first picture, its a little bit brighter then I used before, you see it in last pictures where snood is blue or red plaid.

Raincoat in this listing is waterproof designed with cupra lining, plaid details and snood. Please ask for customisation, many extra things can be discussed without extra payment. 

Adjustable parts: 
1. legs length
2. chest/body/neck/belly around

When ordering, please add dog measures in notes:
1. Back length (you should start where neck and body is making angle, when head is higher up, and you should end measuring where tail and body is making an angle when tail is up, please check last photo)
2. Chest circumference (put measuring tape right after armpits, there should be the widest part of body)
3. Neck circumference (try to get as low as possible, to measure the thickest part of neck)

Here is video showing how to measure your pup:

Safe zip over back. Extra peace of fabric is protecting fur from getting stuck in zip. Zip is long lasting, easy to put on take off. 

Please choose snood colour when ordering.

Raincoat is comfortable to move, breathable fabric lets to sweat and enjoy for a walks.

After coming home you will need to clean only dog paws and curious little nose. 
Thats amazing, as dogs usually are not happy to bath every day, right?

It is custom, handmade in smoke-free and pet-friendly home. 

Dog tick protection without chemicals

Everyone talks about it, writes. We tell you as we understand it. You do not have to follow us. Equally, you shouldn’t judge, because we all know what’s best for our puffs. 
Today, with so many bad things going on in our world, we cannot forget the well-being of our little pets. They go through it all with us. Thanks to Dina’s surgery, visiting a veterinary clinic initially daily I have learned practically all of today’s dog health issues. In recent days, I’ve started hearing unhappy stories about ticks and the diseases they cause.  I always look for natural ways to protect my pups from these parasites.

I created my BEST DOG RAINCOATS brand in response to the need to protect my white dogs from dirt and rain during the wet cold season. Over time I have noticed that I can offer solutions to other problems as well. We love forests especially in summer time. But this caused us many issues: dirt, ticks, various stuff stucked in hair (we love to rub). This is how linen overalls were created. This is a great protection not only against ticks, but also from direct sunlight, summer dust and dirt.
No matter how skeptical it sounds, linen overalls (you can order them from our shop) are quite effective against ticks. Primarily because of the coatability of the coat. The more the body is covered, the harder it is for ticks to get on the dog’s skin, making it harder to suck in. Secondly, many legends have been written about the fact that ticks do not like flax/linen as such. For those who do not like chemicals and try to protect themselves and their pets as naturally as possible, any option will seem acceptable just to reduce the risk of ticks. Extra protection in any case. Third, the flax coverall can be spread with lavender, eucalyptus or lemon essential oils, which ticks are not very fond of. You can use the roller you use to collect dust and hair from clothes instead of spraying. You can even spray on the roller and take it to the forest, so you can renew protection and collect ticks at once. By the way, this remedy also helps protect against mosquitoes as well.
Several years ago we used and offered to you dry dog shampoo, which could also be used for dry bathing and protection against all parasites. But unfortunately its creator are no longer among us. We don’t have the equivalent of dry bathing yet, but we have a wonderful groomer that dry bathing is no longer a necessity. Evelina takes care of our fur so good that even at home there are almost no hair, westie hair are beautiful longer and have very little digestion, skin is not dry and hair is shiny. 
So the new wonder we discovered is BIOCOS academy’s protective aromatherapy spray for dogs (let me know if you want to try it out, I will give you details how to buy it, its made in Lithuania). Its active ingredients are nymph oil, aloe vera juice, essential oils of lemongrass, citronella, lavender, satin cedar and lemongrass eucalyptus.
How amazing is this composition? Let me mention a few benefits. Nimbam tree oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin E, which is needed to restore the skin’s moisture balance, disinfect or regenerate the skin. So the nozzle will be great after sunbathing, skin bite irritation, excessive, dry skin for various reasons.
Aloe vera has intensely moisturizing, irritating, damaged, itchy skin calming properties. So if dogs skin needs help, this spray will help calm it down until you find the problem and its solution.
Nimbam tree oil and essential oil complex will help protect against unwanted insects and pests – fleas, ticks, mosquitoes. Spray the aromatherapy protective spray on the animal’s coat in case of dandruff, irritated skin. Also, use a spray before going out into nature – spray the animal’s coat well. 100% organic spray is safe for dogs of all ages. Careful, just don’t spray into dogs eyes!
By the way, I cwant to mention that hair combing daily keeps westie coat in perfect condition. Yeah. I was wondering why to comb if after few minutes hair looks like it was never combed. Combing stimulates dog skin. Stimulation causes fat release. Just like for us, but we, especially women, cannot tolerate when hair gets grease quickly. But look at the benefits of this grease for west highland white terriers. The fat that is released creates a protective layer for the skin and hair. Greasy hair are more resistant to dirt and dust. An oily layer on the skin protects dogs skin from environmental influences, other potential chemicals, dust, and keeps skin moisture balance. Just like us humans, for a healthy moisturizing skin, a protective layer of grease is needed to prevent moisture from evaporating and environmental irritants from penetrating to the skin itself.

Be healthy, beautiful, do not panic, take care of yourself and protect your little ones.

Westies love being outdoors

Its such a pleasure to have a common minded dog living with you. I love being outdoors and my westies love it too, any weather, any time of day, night or day, lets go goo gooo.
Even more fun when we find cosy places to explore as I love to take photos of my girls, and they don’t mind to sit still for a sec as lots of compliments and petting they get for that.
Usually we explore woods and parks in our area. Sometimes we travel somewhere far away (for example trip to Zakopane, 800km south from our city together with a friend who lives 900km north. Big trip, but photos.. no words.. I will do a post about this trip one day).
This time we remembered this cute small cosy nature park with water cascades. A river running through that place, old greenish trees, path… Great place to do some sniffing and of course to take some great shots. I think we will be back here with raincoat photoshoot, perfect place for that.
​Enjoy looking at our photos. Let us know if you like it.

p.s. you can get this green light t-shirt in our shop.
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