With winter approaching, it’s no wonder everyone is looking forward to it.
Who wouldn’t fall in love with the sight of dead leaves in brown, yellow and amber? And the fresh, new scent of the season that tells you winter is coming.
But not everyone appreciates the fall season. Dogs are not prepared for it, and it’s your job to keep them happy when the weather changes.
The weather groom
If you haven’t brushed your furry friend yet, now is the time to do it. This season can be a stressful time for your pet, especially if it is not properly groomed. This is the time to prepare your dog’s coat for the coming winter.
Don’t forget to brush your dog. Brushing is the most important part of grooming your dog’s coat. Brushing releases your pet’s natural oils from the skin and hair. This natural coating protects the coat and keeps it from shaving the next winter.
Just as bears fatten up to hibernation, you must do the same with your animal. Because when it’s cold outside, your pet’s body needs more energy. Fat is very useful here, because fat is converted into energy to keep them warm.
The good news is that fattening them up will not be a problem at this time of year. With the big holidays coming up, fattening them would be a piece of cake.
Before using this method, you should first consult your veterinarian. It is possible that your dog is already fat and that you don’t know it.
Fattening up and training? It’s not a good combination, but exercise is very important this season. Given the shortening of the days, it is very unlikely that you will walk your dog in the evening or at any other time of the day.
You will have to deal with weather conditions such as trains and occasional snowfall, so it is not advisable to take them outside.
For this season’s exercises, you may want to consider training them indoors. Let them run on a treadmill, or set up a mobility or endurance course indoors.
You can run them outside once in a while, but be tired of the weather.
- Since there are two feeding vacations at this time of year, you need to be careful what your dog eats.
- Keep your pets dry. If they sleep outside, make sure their sleeping area is raised off the ground.
- If your dog lives outside, consult your veterinarian before the weather gets colder. Your dog’s age and health can affect how he copes with the weather.
- Mushrooms are common at this time of year. Most of these mushrooms are non-toxic, but some are toxic when ingested. They are not very different from non-toxic mushrooms, so it is best to keep your pets away from all areas where mushrooms grow.