As autumn arrives, bringing crisp air and golden hues, dog owners and their canine companions gear up for new adventures amidst falling leaves and enjoy cosy evenings by the fireplace. However, beneath the picturesque seasonal scenery lie hidden hazards to your four-legged family member.
Before delving into the hazards of autumn, let’s not forget the fun this season can bring to our canine companions— chasing leaves in the crisp breeze, frolicking in puddles, rolling in mud and enjoying the comforting warmth of the indoors. Autumn offers dogs a world of sensory delights.
The vibrant scents and cooler temperatures make the outdoors all the more enjoyable. However, as responsible pet parents, it’s essential to balance letting your dog revel in the season’s beauty and safeguarding them from the dangers. Similarly, during the summer, the heat and sunshine can bring extra challenges for our dogs; read our seasonal guides How To Keep Your Dog Cool and Do Dogs Need Sunscreen to learn more about summer health. Meanwhile, the winter and festive season also presents scenarios that require dog owners to take special care.
Here are a few considerations to keep in mind during autumn to ensure a safe and joyful time for your furry friend.