" href="http://www.dog-breeds.co.uk/blog/news/doggy-raincoats-sold-in-japan-to-protect-pups-from-radiation/" rel="bookmark">Doggy raincoats sold in Japan to protect pups from radiation
The Fukushima nuclear accident struck in Japan following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on the 11th March 2011.
Dog owners have begun to worry about the radiation from the disaster affecting their pet pooches, as dogs are so close to the ground and tend to forage in shrubbery and the ground.
As a result of this, sales of doggie jackets have now gone through the roof as worried owners have bought their pets protective raincoats. The jackets are now considered a vital survival strategy for animals living in areas near the power plant.
It is hoped that the coats will stop any effects of nuclear rain from soaking into their fur, as they are at risk from airborne radiation which is concentrated in areas which rainwater collects.
Coats are usually made from waterproof nylon in different styles such as tartan and camouflage. The sale of mineral water has also rocketed, after fears of contaminated reservoir waters.
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