Autumn Health Tips for Your Pet

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What do you think of when you hear the word “autumn”? If you are like the rest of dog owners, your first association might be idyllic walk through the trees and golden foliage with your dog. Cat owners may imagine cozy nights with a warm cup of tea, cuddling a cat in their lap. However, autumn brings many dangers to pet health. Veterinarians from Eastshore Vet, the best veterinary clinic in Madison, share the autumn health tips for your pet to prevent unnecessary problems.

Autumn Health Tips for Your Pet

Consider Buying Winter Coat for Your Dog

If you haven’t dressed up your dog so far, you might want to consider buying a winter coat for your pet. Morning and evening walks during autumn are chill and crisp, often accompanied with light rain. Buying pet jacket becomes crucial for short-haired dogs in this period. To choose the right clothing for your dog, select the warm waterproof coat that fits his size.

Keep Your Pet Skin and Coat Healthy

During autumn months, your pet will spend a majority of his time indoors. The first signs of this seasonal change usually appear on his skin and coat. Heating season may dry up your pet’s skin fast. Because of that, enrich his diet with Omega 3 oils and sulfur. Sulfur is crucial for your pet to grow healthy, shiny, and dense coat.

Physical Activity

You may spend a lot of time with your dog outside playing or walking around during the fall. However, cold days with heavy rain will often prevent you two from spending time getting fresh air. Be creative and encourage your pet to play at home. Regular exercise will help him feel better and maintain optimal weight during these cold months.

Allergies

Plants prepare themselves for their winter sleep by releasing allergens into air. If your dog or cat has already suffered from allergy, it can be a big problem. Visit your vet in the very beginning of the fall season, if your pet is prone to this ailment. Veterinarians from Eastshore Vet will inform you about the best preventative measures you can take to minimize the risk.

Mushrooms

Wet autumnal weather creates perfect conditions for mushrooms. They burst forth throughout damp pockets of forests. Many types of mushrooms are dangerous and poisonous. Curiosity may pose a real threat to your dog. Since they like sniffing and smelling mushrooms, be careful not to allow him to chew some of them. If that happens, visit the closest vet immediately.

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