Ask Dr. Alice: Ok To Play Dress Up?


We think of our pets as family so when they get sick we panic and have a million questions. Well, no fear, Dr. Alice Weiss is here! Dr. Weiss has been working for 30 years as a licensed veterinarian and is here to answer any questions you may have about your best furry friends.


If you have a question for Dr. Alice about your pet, email it to:



Dear Dr. Alice,
My sister is constantly dressing up her dog in outfits that she wears. She loves to be twins with her dog! Is this ok? I think the dog probably hates it. Signed, Disgruntled Sister


Dear Disgruntled Sister,
I would let this one go! The pleasure your sister gets from doing this dress-up is fantastic and in some ways is probably therapeutic. It is always good to be surrounded with happy people and in some ways her dog is absolutely a therapy dog for her. Thank heavens for therapy dogs.


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Dr. Alice has spent her life embracing and advocating the animal human bond through her work as a traditional and a public health veterinarian, a writer, and vlogger on dogsenjoylife. Some people love expensive vacations and shopping but all Dr. Alice needs is time with her pets.

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