Just like us, our animal friends are most probably welcoming a break from the summer, too. But the cooler weather may also bring some dangers for our pets. Here are some tips to keep our animal companions happy and healthy during the cooler months.
TIP #1: Always check for ticks
The crisp and clear fall weather encourages so many of us to go hiking, camping, and do other outdoor activities. Besides the fun, being out in nature might also bring the danger of ticks. Protect your pet by taking the time to do a thorough tick inspection every time you come back from the outdoors.
NOTE: Hiking trails are favorite stalking grounds for common dog tick species.
TIP #2: Watch out for snakes
Fall is the season when snakes who are preparing for hibernation may be particularly “grumpy,” increasing the possibility of severe bites to those unlucky pups who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Be aware of the type of venomous snakes that may be in your environment—and where these snakes are most likely to be found—so you can keep your pet out of those areas.
TIP #3: Keep pets away from YOUR holiday treats!
Thanksgiving traditionally brings lots of delicious foods on the table. But some delicacies can be dangerous for our pets. Rich, high-fat foods such as gravy and turkey skin can cause stomach problems, diarrhea, and even more serious conditions like pancreatitis. Small food items, like turkey bones, can be choking hazards and raw turkey may contain salmonella bacteria. Always remember, chocolate, grapes, and raisins are toxic to dogs!
TIP #4: Chiropractic care for pets
Our pets, just like us, can benefit from chiropractic care to restore and maintain good health: monthly chiropractic adjustments could boost your pet’s immune system and help with a wide range of health conditions.
From: Healing Hands (for the wellbeing of your pet)