Fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your furry friends. Follow these three tips, and you and your furry friend are sure to have a great fall season together.
- Regular Wellness Checks
Many pets are wired to hide illness, so it’s important to get your pet checked by a veterinarian at least once a year, even if they appear perfectly healthy. Your vet will make sure your pet is up to date on their vaccines and can check for signs of disease or potential illness. Plus, they can perform preventive care to stop your pet from getting things like ear infections, kidney disease, diabetes, and dental disease.
- Keep them Free from Ticks & Fleas
Ticks flourish in the fall season, and your pet is much more susceptible to getting bitten during autumn months. Ticks spread diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which can have serious consequences for humans and animals alike. Make sure you check your pet thoroughly for ticks after being in wooded areas and clear any leaf piles or other debris from your yard. Ticks also love to hang out in tall grass or low hanging tree branches, so mowing your lawn and cutting back tree branches will help keep your pets free from tick bites. Calling Mosquito Authority to come and treat your yard for ticks is one of the best ways to ensure your pets stay safe and tick-free this fall. Mosquito Authority can help you take back your property from ticks.
- Exercise & Nutrition
Fall is a great time to get into the routine of giving your pets some exercise every day. Regular exercise is especially important for dogs, and even a short walk or a game of fetch can do wonders for their health and happiness. You can also amp up their nutrition by adding pumpkin, carrots, or apples to their food. These are all in season during the fall and have great nutritional value. Though these are regarded as safe foods for dogs, it’s always best to check with your vet before introducing new foods to your pets. Also, make sure there are no seeds! These can be choking hazards for dogs.