It goes without saying that one of ours – and our dog’s – major senses, sight, is seriously impaired when it’s dark. This can lead to accidents and, potentially, an unwanted trip to an emergency vet.
Light and bright is the best way forward
• Always carry a torch. Or better still, wear a head torch, as these leave your hands free.
• Wear bright clothing. It’s equally important you wear a bright coat, ideally one with reflectors.
• Walk in well-lit areas and avoid secluded dark fields.
How do I keep my dog safe?
You’re far more likely to lose your dog in the dark, which means they run a greater risk of accidents or being knocked down by a vehicle.
There are lots of things available to help you find your dog more easily: These include:
• Reflective gear. As well reflective collars and leads, consider putting reflective strips on their legs, coats and harnesses, if your dog wears a coat these can be bought with reflective patches, too
• LED lights. These lights are now lighter and brighter, completely waterproof and more durable than ever and batteries last much longer.
• LED collars. These can make it much easier to find your four-legged friend in the dark
• If you throw a ball for your dog, you can even get ones that flash or light up which will help the hunt for it as the light drops.
Thanks to The Pet Corner for this article http://petcornerworcester.co.uk