Getting Your Dog Ready For Autumn
As the days become shorter, the weather cools down and Autumn kicks in, now is the time to consider changing your dog’s diet and lifestyle to help them transition better into the crisp days ahead. Here are some tips for getting your dog ready for autumn.
Watch Out For Allergies
Autumn is the start of the cold season, which is why there is often a sudden spike of allergies during this season. Most plants go into hibernation and release pollen into the air, which can cause allergies, itching, sneezing and skin irritation in your furry companion.
If your dog has a history of allergies, talk to your vet for possible medications. Including anti-inflammatory ingredients such as fish, flax seeds and sunflower seeds, that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, can help them combat allergies due to a strengthened immune system.
Our gourmet range of Hypro Premium dog food is nutritious, with all the right ingredients, to help your dog prevent allergic reactions in the colder months. Our use of super-premium Australian ingredients supports a healthy and shiny coat of hair, which will deter the pesky fleas and ticks from festering.
Also, stay updated in regards to any shots that your dog may require before the colder season. Talk to your vet today.
Set A Routine
When the air turns crisp and the vividly-coloured leaves start falling, maintaining a routine is essential. When the kids have gone back to school and the holidays are officially over, it is time you set a routine to help your dog get used to fewer people in the house. Take them outside yourself for regular exercise or book a day-care to control separation anxiety in your dog.
The Cleaner The Better
Cold doesn’t mean the end of a proper bathing routine. To keep your dog healthy and their coat of hair shiny and clean, and free from any ticks and flea infestation, give them regular baths.
Keeping your pup warm and conformable in the crisp, cold weather is a must. If you have brought out your winter wardrobe essentials, don’t forget to stock up on warm clothes for your dogs and blankets for those long cold nights. Some dog breeds require dog vests and winter jackets.
If your dog is not bred for cold weather, dress them up in warm clothes to prevent hypothermia, tight muscles, shivering and shortness of breath. Moreover, create a warm space in your home for your dog to sleep and rest comfortably at night or during the day.
Indoor temperatures can drop quite a bit in autumn and if the dog bed is on a hard, cold floor, it can make bedtime miserable for your dog, and downright painful for dogs with joint pain and arthritis.
Pools are often not used in colder weather, so it is better to cover them properly to avoid any accidents. Prevent your dog from falling in your pool by investing in a durable pool cover that can withstand the weight of your dog.
With these tips, you will be ready to enjoy the attractive hues of the autumn scenery, seasonal delicacies and the picture-perfect views with your dog.