Now that summer has officially closed out and fall is coming into full swing, it’s a good time to ensure that you and your pets are fully prepared for the seasonal change. As always, preparation is key for success, and with good health in mind you can make the necessary adjustments to acclimatize and conquer the colder season!
Prepare for the Cold
The marked difference with the approaching season is dropping temperatures. It is important for you to ensure that your pet stays warm during the colder season. Keep their bed in a warm area of the house, and provide additional blankets if necessary. If your pet is older, the cold weather may also affect their joints. In addition to providing a warm place for rest, administer a protective joint health supplement like FlexPet. A healthy diet and adequate exercise should nourish your pet’s joints, keeping them healthy and limber throughout the colder season.
Pests and Parasites
While flea and tick season decelerate with colder weather, nagging bugs are still ever-present. Pests begin migrating indoors to find warmer nesting places. As you turn the heat up in your home, flea eggs that may have been dormant begin to hatch. Always utilize a flea and tick treatment as recommended by your veterinarian, and keep your home as clean and sterile as possible. This will benefit both you and your pets!
If you live where it snows, chances are you are stocking up on anti-freeze for your vehicle. Always keep these chemicals contained and in an area that is inaccessible by your pets. Liquid solutions are appealing to curious pets, especially cats, and ingesting even small amounts can lead to serious health issues and even death.
With the right knowledge and tools, this season should be a breeze. For further information about pet health and safety visit our blog.