Fall brings on the cool, crisp air and breathtaking foliage that gets you excited for the end of summer and the brink of holiday season. Your pet is most likely just as excited; especially about the cooler temperatures. While the heat may be gone and plenty of the pests heading away for winter, there are still some lurking dangers in your backyard that you need to keep your pet away from.
4 Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe this Autumn
Here are just a few tips for keeping your dog safe and happy during the fall:
- Be Cautious About Cold-Weather Poisons – Rat and mouse poisons are used heavily in the fall (as rodents start to find their way indoors to escape the colder temperatures). Rodenticides are extremely toxic for dogs; therefore, you need to keep them from ingesting it. Put them away in places where your dog cannot find them and use rodent products that are non-toxic.
- School Supplies are a Threat – Your child’s scissors, pencils and even glue sticks are hazardous to the family pet. While they may be low toxicity, they could result in gastrointestinal blockages.
- Remove Mushrooms – Fall and spring is mushroom season. While most are non-toxic, there are some that are highly toxic for dogs. Because it is almost impossible to differentiate non-toxic from toxic, remove them as soon as you see them growing.
- Consider Wildlife – Fall is a time for snakes to head into hibernation, but if your dog finds themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, they could be bitten. Know where snakes lurk in your yard and keep your dog away or consider cleaning out areas for possible nesting spots.
Keep your dog safe while you are away at work by sending them off to doggy daycare. Our grounds are well-kept, trainers ready to entertain and we let your pet enjoy the Fall season just as much as you do.
Camano Island Kennels has excellent doggy daycare services, training, and more. Call us at 360-387-DOGS to learn more or contact us online for a quote.