A cure for dogs with a tear-stained face? New trial underway

22 Jul

Light coloured dogs in particular can have unsightly “tear-staining” and over the years, owners and breeders have tried many different products in a bid to reduce it.

If your dog suffers from tear staining, you might want to take part in a new trial being run by manufacturer, Dog Rocks.

The company sells a special product (rocks!) which can reduce burn marks on your lawn from dog urine – but it says some owners have told them their dog’s tear stains have improved after using Dog Rocks.

So it has launched a trial to find out if this is actually the case and is looking for tear stained dogs to take part.

Carina Evans from Dog Rocks, says: “We now have strong reason to believe Dog Rocks also alleviate tear stains but we now need solid evidence so we are asking pet parents with dogs to take part in our trial.”

Owners taking part in the trial will need to email a picture of their pet suffering from tear stain and provide a little information about the dog’s breed, diet and lifestyle.

If you would like to take part, you need to email Dog Rocks ( info@dogrocks.co.uk ) or you can call them on 01628 822243.

If you already have a home grown remedy for tear stains, then let us know –  we would love to hear about it!  Leave a comment at the bottom of this article or email us ( sales@countrymun.com )

* Don’t forget – dogs can get very hot in the sun – our reflective Cooler coat or Wet Wrap can help to cool them down. See our sun products – including the popular vehicle reflective sheet – here.


Did you take your dog to work today?

20 Jun

Today was take your dog to work day in the UK – so we thought it would be interesting to find out how many people did take their four-legged friend into work with them.


If you did, we’re sure you will have taken pictures :)  Send them to us – and we’ll try to use some of them on our blog page.


Email your images to sales@countrymun.com (please use Dog at Work as your subject line.) By sending us your picture, you are giving us consent to use the image on our blog :)

Flash Sale – Get 30% OFF our neoprene dog wetsuit coats :)

15 May

Well, as it says …. the sun is finally out so we’re having a flash (or maybe that should be splash :) sale on our doggie wetsuit coats.

The wetsuit coat is ideal for swimming, hydrotherapy or just a wet walk (helps to keep the underside of your dog clean). It is great for dogs who love to run because it doesn’t restrict them in the way a normal coat would – and there’s no flapping fabric to worry about.

It is popular with lots of working dog owners because it helps to keep the dog warm on cold days – and of course, it’s a must-have for owners whose dogs love to swim.

Even when the sun is out in the UK, the water temperature in the sea or river is still pretty cold – this wonderful wetsuit will help to keep your four-legged friend warm.

Small and thin-coated dogs in particular can suffer from hypothermia if they spend too long in very cold water.  Made from neoprene – the same fabric used for human wetsuits – our wetsuit also adds buoyancy but please note that it is not a life preserver (although we sell those too).

Ready for the water - bring it on!

Ready for the water – bring it on!

We’re currently offering an amazing 30% discount on our wetsuits –  which means you can buy at the best price you will find anywhere.

Sitting pretty - spaniel in camo pattern dog wetsuit

Sitting pretty – spaniel in camo pattern dog wetsuit

Spread the word – when they’re gone, they’re gone!!  See our website for how to measure and pricing information.


If you need a doggie lifejacket - try our RuffWear float coat

If you need a doggie lifejacket – try our RuffWear float coat

Still time to order for Mother’s Day … and get 10% OFF

21 Mar

Just in case you’ve forgotten …. it’s Mother’s Day next  Sunday, March 30.  If you are still trying to decide on a quality gift, then our luxury towelling rug coat is a great idea – assuming your mum has a dog of course :)

Popular with breeders and working dog owners alike, our rug is in a class of its own and will last for years. It dries a dog FAST and offers exceptional warmth. Ideal after swimming, hydrotherapy, bath – or a cold, wet walk.

It reduces drying time for heavy coated dogs literally by hours – and it’s great for keeping down the mud splatters in your coat if you pop it on the dog for the journey home from a country walk.

We wouldn’t be without ours for rescue dogs Mollie and Luna – but obviously we’re biased so don’t take our word for it – check out the amazing reviews on our website from satisfied customers.

There’s still time to order in time for Mother’s Day – and you can use discount code SPECIAL10 to get 10% OFF the price.

Certainly beats the usual chocolates and flowers.Image

Opening day at Crufts – good luck everyone!

6 Mar

Crufts 2014 opens today and we wanted to wish all competitors the best of luck – and remind everyone that our luxury towelling rug coat will be on sale at the show this year.

Preferred by many breeders and working dog owners for its speed of drying, our fast drying towelling rug coat is fully reversible and dries your dog fast – after a bath, swimming, hydrotherapy – or just a cold, wet walk.

Pop it on before you get in the car for the journey home after a muddy walk.  As well as helping to warm and dry your four-legged friend, it cuts down on the mud spatters inside your car.

The towelling rug coat will be on sale at Crufts on Stand 70 Hall 1 (under the stars from Hall 2) from Dog Books Online. You can also check out their amazing range of dog books – everything from dog encyclopedias to training books and DVDs.

Dries heavy coated dogs FAST

Dries heavy coated dogs FAST


Count down to Crufts

28 Feb

It’s now less than a week until the main doggie event of the year – Crufts Dog Show.

Although we won’t be attending Crufts this year, we are delighted to announce that our towelling rug coat will be on sale in Hall 1.

Dog Books Online, home to just about every type of dog book you can think of, will be stocking popular sizes in our towelling rug coat as well as our popular stopper pad protectors.

Crufts runs from Thursday, March 6 – Sunday, March 9 and you can find Dog Books Online in Hall 1 – stand 70 – under the stairs from Hall 2.

towelling sit

Clever Beagle bags the chicken nuggets !

14 Jan

Firstly – Happy New Year to all our readers. Apologies that we didn’t post earlier but we have been rushed off our feet with extra orders for our dog snow/mudsuit and warming towelling rug coat in anticipation of the dreaded snow and ice to come!

But we couldn’t resist taking a couple of minutes out to watch this amazing video of a clever dog helping itself to food from the oven.

Okay, any dogs watching obviously need to be told – don’t try this at home. Ovens are hot and presumably the determined beagle burned his mouth.

So, grab your coffee and enjoy a smile at the ingenuity of man’s best friend.  Who says dogs are dumb animals? This little guy certainly puts that myth to bed. Click here to watch the video.

And don’t forget …. you can get 10% off all full priced Country Mun products at the moment by using code Special10 at checkout :)

So it’s a great time to invest in a new dog coat or warming/drying towelling rug coat.


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