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Are you and your dog prepared for winter?

by Shake Paws

Shakes Paws’ 2014 round-up of some of the best products to help get you and your dog through the harshest of winters.

With both sides of the Atlantic taking a battering from some vicious winter storms, now is as good a time as any to make sure you and your dog are prepared for anything the weather can throw at you.

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The selection of products below will help you and your dog stay visible, dry and warm during those cold winter walks.

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    Firefly flashing LED dog safety collar

    Firefly’s flashing LED collar will help keep you and your dog safe while out walking during winter’s short days and poor lighting conditions. The Firefly collar has three easy-click modes: rapid flash, slow flash and constant on/off. Available in red, pink, green and orange and batteries are included.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £14.99
  • products-julius-k9-fluro-lead

    Julius K9 IDC Lumino fluorescent lead

    The K9 IDC Lumino lead is a bright neon green that no-one’s going to miss. The durable, 2m-long lead uses Julius K9’s Lumino technology, which means the lead will glow in the dark for 10–40 minutes depending on how long it has been ‘charged’ in natural or artificial light. It’s also waterproof and wrinkle and UV resistant.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £16.50
  • products-alex-griffiths-high-vis-coat

    Safety hi-vis coat

    Sticking with the high-visibility theme for a moment, this yellow safety coat by Alex Griffiths Cosipet is made from a highly reflective, waterproof fabric, and includes safety strips for good measure. Available in a wide range of sizes. UK only.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £21.26
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    Go Walk reflective wax dog coat

    Go Walk’s reflective wax dog coat is part of a simple, modern range of dog coats, with fully adjustable straps, suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes. The Go Walk range has something to suit every dog and includes a variety of colours and designs.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £15.99
  • products-muddy-paws-stormguard-wax-coat

    Muddy Paws Stormguard and fleece-lined coat

    Muddy Paws Stormguard waterproof dog coat has a thermal fleece lining to keep your dog snug and an all-in-one chest and tummy strap that feeds between the front legs and fastens securely with velcro. Elasticated leg straps keep the coat in position over your dog’s back and the reflective tape on the seams provides extra visibility at night. Available in S–XXL in navy blue, the medium size shown is suitable for Cavaliers, Fox Terriers or Westies.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £15.09
  • products-arcol-self-heating-pet-pad

    Arcol self-heating pet pad

    Arcol’s self-heating pet pads don’t require batteries or any other power source. Instead, they have a clever thermal structure that reflects your dog’s heat back towards him. The soft sheepskin-style cover can be removed for washing. Available in M–L to fit all popular sizes of dog crate or to use on its own on the floor.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £9.84
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    Memory foam dog bed

    This machine-washable, memory foam dog bed is super soft and designed to help your dog find and maintain a comfortable sleeping position. The support it provides for your dog’s joints will help prevent them from getting stiff. Size: 66 x 45cm.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £15.99
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    House of Paws Arctic Snuggle dog bed

    The designer House Of Paws Arctic Fox oval pet bed has a thick suede outer, a soft faux fur lining and a water-resistant, anti-slip base. Available in four sizes, S (18in) to XL (30in), the bed is also machine washable.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £39.99
  • products-life-gear-LED-torch

    Dog walker’s torch

    The Life Gear dog walker’s LED torch is waterproof, robust and has a 300-hour battery life. It even has storage space in its twist-open handle for your dog poop bags. The single button controls four modes: flashlight, lamp, strobe, lamp and flashlight.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £9.99
  • products-fladen-thermal-gloves

    Fladen Thinsulate thermally insulated fleece glove

    Now that your dog’s nice and snug, spare a thought for your digits. Fladen’s thermally insulated fleece gloves are great at retaining heat, ensuring your fingers are up to the challenge when it comes time to let Fido off his leash to run free.

    ★ Buy from Amazon, £5.99