Fall Dangers for Dogs
The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping, and Halloween is just around the corner. As the seasons shift, there are several things to be aware of including an increase of allergens and fleas, the presence of Halloween candy, cold weather, and excess foliage. In this blog post, we will go over all those things so that you can keep your furry friend safe and healthy!
One thing to be aware of as the weather changes is an increase in allergens and fleas. If your dog is prone to allergies, make sure you keep an eye on them and consult with your veterinarian if necessary. Additionally, now is a good time to start using a flea preventative if you haven't already. With all the extra leaves and debris around, fleas will be looking for a warm place to hide out, and your dog's fur is the perfect spot!
We all love Halloween candy, and your pup is likely to be sniffing around for a sweet treat as well! Chocolate can be very harmful to dogs so make sure you keep an eye on them around your candy bucket. Also, remember to dispose of any wrappers or candy containers properly so that your pup doesn't end up ingesting something they shouldn't.
As the temperature starts to drop, it's important to keep an eye on your dog to make sure they're staying warm enough. If you live in a cold climate, consider investing in a doggy coat, sweater, or booties to keep their bodies and paws nice and toasty. And, as always, make sure they have plenty of fresh water to drink so they don't get dehydrated.
Finally, with all the extra leaves and foliage around, it’s best to keep an eye on your dog while they're outside playing. Be aware of any plants or flowers that may be harmful to dogs, and always check their paws for thorns, sticks, or other plant debris that they may have stepped on.