Autumn tips for a happy & healthy dog! - Part One
Autumn is a great time of year for getting out and exploring, splashing in muddy puddles and kicking up leaves in the woodland. But it's also a time of year when there are risks to your dog - from plants out and about on your walk, to things around the home or events happening during these months.
Here is part one of my guide to keeping your dog healthy and happy during Autumn:
PLANTS TO AVOID IN AUTUMN
This is the time of year when fruits and seeds are falling from the trees, and some of these are could be appealing for your dog to collect - particularly if he's ball-crazy like Charlie! It's important to be aware that some of these fruits and seeds can be poisionous to dogs - here are a few common examples:
AUTUMN RISKS IN YOUR HOME
This is the time of year when the weather gets colder, so some of the things we do at home can cause risks to our pets.
Antifreeze is - for obvious reasons - poisonous, yet it has a sweet taste which can be appealing to dogs, or particularly cats. Make sure you mop up any spills and keep bottles well away from your pets.
SIGNS YOUR DOG HAS EATEN SOMETHING POISONOUS
Common signs that your dog has eaten something poisonous can include:
This list is not exhaustive. If your dog presents any of these symptoms, seek vet assistance immediately.
If you are able to, look around for evidence of what your dog has ingested and give this information to your vet, along with any packaging or sample of what they have eaten, if available.
What tips do you have to keep your dog healthy and happy in Autumn?