Just like you may be suffering from fall allergies, Fluffy could be experiencing similar symptoms. It might be a good time to check with the vet to assess the problem and get the right treatment.
INCREASING YOUR EXERCISE
Now that it is cooler, you may be increasing walking and playing outside with your pet. Take time to warm-up and increase this activity gradually. Remember, how you feel when you have been doing your weekend warrior thing? Your pet may be experiencing similar aches and pains.
BRUSH-UP ON TRAINING
The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a rough winter. Not every neighbor is good about keeping their sidewalks clear, so it would be a great time to brush-up on your basic commands. If there is no pulling as you are walking this winter, it will reduce your chance of injuries due to slipping on ice and snow.
PREPARING YOUR CAR FOR WINTER – WATCH THAT COOLANT/ANTIFREEZE
Ethylene glycol-based coolants are extremely toxic for animals. Make sure if you are changing coolants/anti-freezes in your car that you clean up any spills. Do you have an Animal Poison Control Number Posted?
REVIEW YOUR COMPOST PILE
Make sure it isn’t accessible to your pets. It can contain mycotoxins that can be dangerous for both pets and humans.