The care of the dogs in autumn
Little by little the temperatures drop and we lose hours of light. Gone are the endless afternoons and walks without coats. Yes, both we and our dogs are affected by these changes and we have to take care of ourselves and our dogs.
The cold and the lowering of defenses
We are not the only ones whose defenses are lowered when the temperature drops or with sudden changes: hot at home and cold, rain and wind outside.
Dogs can also be affected and suffer from colds or other diseases that attack weak immune systems, such as leishmaniasis.
In addition, both heat and humidity are prone to external parasites, so be sure to check with your vet to ensure that your dog is fully vaccinated and well wormed!
The change of season always causes the fall of the fur of our pets.
Dogs in autumn and spring tend to shed their hair especially and, therefore, we must try to brush it daily to keep it healthy and grow strong.
Take the opportunity to pass the brush to your pet before entering the house at the end of your walk and thus remove the dead hair outside your home.
Do not miss the exercise
The good weather of the summer propitiated to go out for a walk or to make activities with your pet, if only it was when the sun fell or before the heat began to press.
After autumn comes the cold of winter, with which we have little desire to step on the street hairy and human, so this season is perfect to make your dog stay in shape. Take advantage!
You can do different activities such as Disc Dog or Bikejoring, or simply adapt the exercise to their race and situation, but do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the fall and train with your dog avoiding overweight.
Pay attention on the walks
If you take your dog for a walk after rain, try not to let him drink water from puddles that form, as it may contain bacteria, be stagnant for a long time or be contaminated, causing digestive problems.
Our advice throughout the summer was to take fresh water for your pet with you on the walks, but this is essential in any other season of the year. You won't always have a fountain on hand and it's better to be prepared!
In addition, if the rain catches you coming home, it is better to dry it as soon as you enter. Don't let his hair dry in the air and we don't just say it so you don't get the ground wet... it's for his health! Always have a towel for him at hand.
Progressive routine changes
We already know that sudden changes in the routine and feeding of pets can cause stress and anxiety.
If in summer you had to modify the routine of walking and eating for the changes of light or for an intensive day of work, the dogs in autumn will have to change that routine again little by little.
Adapt their diet and walking times again, but don't do it all at once. For example, bring them forward about 15 minutes progressively.
Are you clear about the most important care for dogs in the autumn, so let's enjoy the season together!