Guide To Keeping Dogs Safe In Autumn
The leaves are starting to change colour, the nights are getting darker quicker and the air’s becoming crisp – Autumn is here!
Autumn makes the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors with your four-legged friend before it quickly turns to Winter. This season comes with a set of challenges for dog owners. Some of which you may be completely unaware of!
Here are some tips on how to keep your furry friend safe this season:
Autumn brings an abundance of mushrooms and other poisonous plants that can seriously harm our furry friends if ingested. Keep a close eye on your dog when out walking and prevent them from eating anything they shouldn’t. Be especially wary of acorns and conkers as these can cause intestinal blockages. Get your dog's attention away from poisonous plants by using our tasty training treats.
As daylight hours decrease, it’s important to ensure your dog is visible to motorists and other walkers. Walk your dog during daylight hours and invest in reflective gear or a flashing collar to keep them visible.
Autumn often means wet and muddy conditions which can lead to paw infections and skin irritations. Keep your dog’s paws clean and dry after walks and consider investing in dog boots to protect their feet.
Fleas and ticks are still active in the autumn months and can cause a range of health issues for your pup. Use a flea and tick prevention treatment and regularly check your dog for any signs of infestation.
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from seasonal allergies during autumn. Keep an eye out for signs such as excessive licking, scratching, sneezing, and runny nose or eyes. Consult with your veterinarian if you suspect your dog might be suffering from allergies.
You may already know but dogs can eat pumpkin!
They can eat both the pulp and the seeds. The pulp is low in calories, and its blend of soluble and insoluble fibre makes it an effective remedy for diarrhea and constipation alike. Does your dog like the taste of pumpkin?
Our Billy + Margot Superfood Blend contains pumpkin. It is a great source of dietary fibre and helps with digestive regularity and the feeling of satiety after eating, to aid in weight management perfect for the colder months!
Autumn is a wonderful time to go on walks and adventures with your four-legged friend. By being aware of these autumnal risks, you can keep your furry friend safe and happy throughout the season. Don't forget to stock up on your dog's favourite food and treats!
Enjoy the season together!