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Does my cold dog want/need clothing?

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Hello! I have a 10-year old Jack Russell who isn’t as young and spry as he once was. He isn’t very interested in food and has a lot of food allergies which means that he is quite skinny and doesn’t have much body fat. Recently I’ve noticed that he (especially his paws and nose) feels very cold even when he’s indoors on the couch. Our apartment can get quite chilly and so I’ve been thinking that maybe he would enjoy like a thin sweater or something to keep him warm? Is this something worth getting for him or am I overreacting? Does the cold actually bother him?
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My grandma always put her Senior sheltie in a sweater (she's a rescue and was shaved down in her previous home, her fur never did grow back). Sable, the sheltie loved her sweaters so so much! My friend who owns iggies (italian greyhounds) also puts sweaters on her dogs, since they're always cold. I'll even put jackets/coats on my younger dogs when it snows. If they tolerate it, then why not (plus the sweaters are beyond adorable)
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