Happy fall! Along with gorgeous new sights and increasingly comfortable temperatures, fall offers unique opportunities for fun with your dog.
1.) Enjoy the changing foliage – Explore a park, go hiking, or simply stroll around your neighborhood to take in nature’s handiwork. Be sure to protect your dog against fleas and ticks with a product like K9 Advantix® II or a Seresto® Collar since fall is the second season for these pests. Also, if your dog is sensitive to cold, outfit her in a sweater or jacket like the Quilted Portland Parka to boost her comfort.
3.) Play outside – Let your dog romp while you rake, play fetch with a KONG Squeaker Football or visit a nearby dog park. Be sure your dog is up to date on her vaccinations if she’ll interact with other dogs. Also, protect her against fleas and ticks.
4.) Share in the harvest – Pick seasonal produce at a dog-friendly pumpkin patch or apple orchard. Bring the essentials for your excursion: a sturdy leash like our Dura-Ruff Lead®, Bags on Board waste bags, a few favorite treats, and a supply of water. Also, dress your dog appropriately, if necessary.
5.) Plan for Halloween fun – Gear up for upcoming festivities with a dog-friendly costume and other Halloween goodies.
6.) Schedule snuggle time – Make some hot cocoa, wrap up in a favorite blanket, and invite your canine companion to snuggle in for a snooze.
Whether you’ll spend fall outdoors or in, don’t miss seasonal opportunities for great fun and new memories with your best friend.
This article was originally posted on DrsFosterSmith.com.