Disabled dogs get Power Paws thanks to Welwyn Garden City businesswoman

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 August 2012

Lisa Smith and Barnaby, wearing a pair or Power Paws socks

Lisa Smith and Barnaby, wearing a pair or Power Paws socks


THANKS to the likes of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, needless pet accessories have become all the rage among the reality television generation.

Which is a shame, because it takes the spotlight off genuinely useful products, such as Power Paws.

Power Paws are non-slip socks for dogs, that do more than just make your pooch look cute.

They provide traction for dogs with hip dysplasia and arthritis, giving them the ability and confidence to stand, walk and stop on their own.

They help older dogs walk on slippery surfaces, and can even be used to protect injuries and cuts that your pet is likely to gnaw at.

And the only UK distributor of Power Paws lives in WGC.

Vets, pet stores and dog lovers can now get all the pairs of Power Paws they need from Lisa Smith, owner of online store Anythingdogz.co.uk

Lisa has just returned from California where she secured the rights to distribute the product across Britain and Europe from Power Paws inventor Lorraine Walston.

Now she’s hoping to spread the word about Power Paws across the UK and the rest of the continent.

“As a small business it’s really exciting because I think it’s a great product,” said Lisa, 48.

“The business has been going nearly two years, and I found these about a year ago and they’ve been my bestseller.

“I know the majority of people looking at these are vets who see the benefits of them. They’re not just accessories. They help dogs that have hip dysplasia, and it helps give them the confidence to get up and walk about.

“The socks give friction when older dogs can’t move around because of wood floors or tiled floors.

“They can be worn outdoors and allow your dogs feet to breathe all day.

“And they’re very easy to put on.”

n For more information about Power Paws or any of Lisa’s other products, visit www.anythingdogz.co.uk or call 01707 690395.

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