People Are Putting Leotards On Their Dogs & Here's Why

Dog hair, don't care? Actually, we WISH we didn't care, but it's hard to ignore all the loose fur flying around your house if you're battling allergies. But what lengths would you go to stop the doggone shedding? Would you dress your pooch in a form-fitting, brightly-colored, full-body unitard straight out of an '80s Danskin catalog? If so, then you're in luck because this is totally a thing.

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A company called Shed Defender sells breathable, lightweight, full-body garments for dogs of all sizes (as you can see below) that promise to help solve the hair-hair-everywhere dilemma. The company was founded by Tyson Walters who was sick and tired of his St. Bernard shedding all over his car upholstery, so he solved the problem thusly….

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This superhero suit not only claims to help control the amount of hair in your environment, but it also blocks dander as well — a huge plus for allergy sufferers.

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Furthermore, the company says that the bodysuit also has other uses. I serves as a calming compression garment for dogs prone to anxiety, a layer of insulation during cold weather, as well as an alternative to the cone of shame should you need to stop your pup from chewing/licking a healing wound or hotspot.

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But how about when a dog needs to do their, ahem, business? Simple: via a strategically placed zippered opening. Walters told the Dodo, "It is actually pretty easy to put on and very easy to take off."

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Of course, there are a whole lot of other considerations you need to educate youself on before dressing your pup like someone ready to perform a modern interpretive dance number — and all that info is on Shed Defender's website.

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Whether or not the product works as it claims, we'll forever be grateful to Shed Defender for putting these photos out into the world.