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Prepare your dog for Winter & buy local

You may have noticed a little chill in the morning breeze or the nights becoming a much more comfortable sleeping temperature, and that’s because Winter is coming.

As the mercury begins to drop, it’s important to prepare your pet for the Winter months to avoid illnesses and ensure your pet is as toasty as you are throughout the colder months. To help you plan, we have put together a selection of products from businesses in bushfire and drought affected regions throughout Australia. We are in the midst of one crisis but those in the bush have come out of one and into the next and need a little extra help. All these products come in the perfect size to fit your greyhound.

1. Dog Bed

Where style meets ultimate comfort-ability. Pretty Earthy Pup in Gayndah QLD sells beautiful dog beds, quilts, throws and play mats in stunning fabrics. You can find them at www.prettyearthypup.com

2. Floor mat

Because we know your greyhound likes to be wherever you are, and tiles floors and floor boards can be very cold places. Merchant Campbell in Yass NSW makes floor mats from recycled saris for just $20! Find them at www.merchantcampbell.com.au

3. Blankets

Ensure your pooch is warm all night with these crocheted blankets from Pampered Puppa. These gorgeous blankets are made from odour resistant acrylic wool, which means they’re super soft and will keep your greyhound warm throughout Winter. Find them at www.facebook.com/pampered-puppa

4. Waterpoof Coat

Keep your dog warm, dry and super stylish in a customised coat. Chevalla Park makes waterproof coats and raincoats which are custom made to fit your greyhound. Find them at www.facebook.com/ChevallaPark

5. Skin care

Colder weather can produce dry skin in both humans and dogs. Aroma Skin use all natural ingredients to make soaps, balms and skin care products for humans and pets, which will keep dry skin at bay.  Find them at www.aromaskin.com.au.

6. Hand-made treats

The right type of nourishment to keep your dog healthy and satisfied is important in the colder months. Farmhouse Pet Treats make delicious hand-made treats including cookies, dried liver treats, chicken chews and much more! Visit their website to see the full range www.farmhousepettreats.com.au