Fall is here at last, and it brings many safety challenges for our furry friends.
Now that summer is over and you have a few more weeks until winter knocks on your door, you can finally sit back and enjoy the fall. Although fall is a wonderful time of the year, it does include some safety challenges for our pets. However, keeping your cat or dog safe this fall is easy when you have the right information. In our last blog, our veterinarian in North Bellmore went over several tips for keeping your pet safe this fall. Keep reading for more helpful tips:
#6. Table Scraps
Although it may seem like a long way away, Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Many dog owners think, “I am having a feast, so my pet should as well!” This is a kind thought, but you need to make sure that the feast is appropriate for your pet. Giving your dog or cat table scraps of any kind is a mistake because many foods are toxic or dangerous for pets, and some of them are not so obvious.
Just because it’s getting colder outside, it doesn’t mean that you can stop exercising your pets. Both cats and dogs need exercise all year round. Bundle up and get outside as long as the weather permits it, and If it gets too cold to go outside, play with your pet inside so that they can get some of their energy out.
Do you have any questions or concerns about keeping your pet safe during the fall? If so, please contact our veterinary clinic in North Bellmore today!