Even when the days get shorter and it starts to get darker earlier, dogs don’t want to miss out on their evening walk. As a result you need to pay special attention to safety so that you are clearly visible to other road users. Ideally you should wear a safety vest or attach reflectors to your jacket. You should always take a torch or a headlamp with you to draw attention to yourself. Your dog should be safeguarded too with reflective collars and leashes or illuminated collars to make him visible.


In summary:
Safety in the dark:
– Wear a safety vest or attach reflectors
– Take a torch or headlamp
– Get a reflective collar and leash or an illuminated collar for your dog

Keeping your home clean
It’s a familiar story – dog paw prints on our floors and carpets. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right paw care you can spend less time on your housework. One option is Paw Care, the innovative cleaning and care concept developed together with veterinarians. It removes dirt and germs from between your dog’s claws and paw pads for clean, healthy paws. You should also keep a dog towel in your entrance hall so that you can rub him down as soon as you come in from a walk and stop him from shaking himself dry.
In summary
Tips for a hygienic dog household:
– Use Paw Care to remove dirt and germs from between the claws and paw pads
– Use a dog towel to rub your dog down and stop him from shaking himself dry

Keeping rabbits and guinea pigs outside in winter
Rabbits and guinea pigs feel comfortable in their outdoor enclosure even during the cold season. However, it’s important that they get used to being kept outside early enough and are not suddenly put outside when the night frosts set in. To keep your pets outside all year round, you need a well insulated protective enclosure, such as an insulating cover to make your rabbit hutch warm and comfortable. Your pets will feel much better when you protect them from cold, wet and draughty weather.
In summary
Tips for keeping rabbits and guinea pigs outside in winter:
– Get them used to being kept outside while it’s still warm
– Isolate their protective enclosure properly with an insulating cover, for example
– Protect pets from cold, wet and draughty weather

Pretty paws: Proper claw care for cats

Sharpening claws is a part of your cat’s everyday routine. It’s characteristic of her comfort and territorial behaviour and naturally wears down any dead layers of nail. However, if her claws get too long, they can become ingrown, causing painful inflammation. Indoor cats and older animals may need to have their claws clipped on a regular basis. Use special claw clippers for this and take particular care not to injure your velvet-pawed friend.

Call into your local store today to discuss your cat’s personal needs with our Maxi Zoo Pet Experts