The nights are drawing in and the temperature has dropped, so it’s time to start getting your dog ready for winter to keep your faithful friend and healthy whatever the weather.
Whether you are confined to walking your hound on the pavements in the dark before or after work during winter, or are able to get out during the day, the light can often be very poor during bad weather and so it’s important that you and your dog stay visible to other walkers, cyclists and drivers alike.
We have a range of equipment to help you be seen including the brilliant Rogz RogLite safety light which can be set to steady or flashing, and is available in a variety of colours. These lights can be clipped to your dog’s collar or harness and are useful to put on backpacks as well so that you are both identifiable.
Throughout November and December we will be giving away a B’Seen night light, while stocks last, with every full groom booked at the Unique Pets Grooming Salon.
We also stock a variety of Trixie collars which light up to help you see your dog from a distance, and we have a range of reflective strip collars to keep your furry friend safe on the roads.
Some dogs feel the cold more than others and that includes indoors during winter, as well as out on a walk. If your pooch feels the cold indoors, you can bolster their bed with additional fleecy layers to allow them to really snuggle down and keep warm. If you have a dog with a thin coat or minimal body fat, come in store to try one of our fabulous coats to keep them warm on chilly days. We stock a wide selection of sizes and styles including Buster, Doodlebone and Outhwaite. Outdoor coats can also be a good way of keeping the rain off your hound which will minimise the wet dog issues.
There is nothing worse than a soggy doggy, and of course the associated wet dog smell. As well as using a dog coat in the rain, keep a SnuggleSafe or Ancol Micro Fibre pet towel by the door so that you can dry your dog off this winter – including muddy paws – before letting her run riot and making the whole house wet.
Written by: Lucy Ellis
Photos by: Rory by Lucy Ellis