Pet Safety Tips for Fall

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When the summer sun begins to dim early, while a slight chill in the air appears, this only means one thing: autumn has arrived. Of course, this is the perfect season to let your pooch run outside, while your cat sunbathes by your front door — but there are some precautions to take before fully diving into autumn.

Keep School Supplies Away

One of the most significant safety tips is to keep your pet away from school supplies, if you have children. Unfortunately, many newer school products are shiny, squishy and are quite tempting for your pet to eat or play with — especially when they’re in a paw’s reach.

If there are school supplies in your home, then it would be wise to keep them tucked away from your pets, such as placing them in closed cabinets or in backpacks.

However, if you feel that your beloved animal will still access your child’s school supplies, then it would be best to place the supplies in a separate room and shut the door. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to the safety of your beloved pet!

Always Bring Water

Although the temperature begins to drop in autumn — it doesn’t drop to freezing temperatures, just like the winter. Whether you’re bringing your pet to the park for a walk or they’re roaming around the house, always make sure that they have water accessible to them.

Believe it or not, it’s autumn takes a lot of pet owners by surprise, since it’s still generally warm outside. It’s important to keep your animals hydrated all year-round, but always keep a close eye on them in the fall, as you would with the heat in the summertime.

Inspect their Fur

Have a dog or cat that likes to travel outside and play in the leaves? If that’s the case, then it’s always important to check their fur. The reason being is this: it’s possible for undesirable insects (i.e., ticks, fleas) to latch on and cause harm.

Additionally, besides harmful insects, there is the possibility that your animal’s fur might attract leave particles and other plant-based fibers that will stick to their paws and skin, which will cause extreme discomfort.

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