Brave the Bangs
While you’re getting ready for an exciting bonfire night and firework display, spare a thought for all your pets who can be very frightened by unexpected loud noises. See our fact sheet here to find out how you can help all your furry friends cope with the stress of fireworks season – and don’t forget that the bangs will start up again around the new year.
Now that the clocks have gone back, the nights get dark early which makes evening dog walks more challenging – the key is to see and be seen for both you and your hound. If you are walking along a road, it is wise to wear light coloured clothing with reflective strips, but if you’re out in the fields you will also need a torch and are advised not to walk alone for your own safety.
Your dog would benefit from being visible too – reflective strips on their coats or a high vis jacket will help keep them safe on the curbside. You can attach a light to their collar when they are off lead, or try a USB rechargeable collar which lights up to keep track of them at all times.
We have a wide range of pet gear to keep your hounds visible while they enjoy their evening exercise and even have a Frisbee and ball that light up so that they can enjoy the fun all night.
Wrap Up Warm
Make sure you wrap up warm as the temperature can drop very quickly once the sun has gone down. Your dog will also benefit from an extra layer, whatever his shape or size, and we offer a range of waterproofs, coats and jumpers to keep your dog toasty over the winter.
New in stock are special heat mats which not only offer your pets creature comforts and a warm spot on a cold floor, but also stores and reflects their own heat back at them.
Finally, whether you’re just back from a wet and wild walk over the winter, or your dog has been for a dip, one of the best ways of drying off your dog is to wrap her up in one of our new Dogrobes – perfect for snuggling up together on the sofa!
Written by: Lucy Ellis
Photos by: Lucy Ellis