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Pet Safety Tips for Fall

dreamstime_xxl_46363293Fall is the best time of the year, but it presents many unique safety issues for our pets.

With Pumpkin Spice Lattes, an array of colorful leaves all over the ground and the smell of cinnamon in the air, fall is truly the best time of the year. However, with all of the good that fall brings, it can also bring many safety challenges for our furry friends. At East Meadow Veterinary Center, our veterinarian in Levittown is dedicated to keeping your pet safe all year round. Here are a few safety tips for your pet this fall:

#1. Ticks

Many people think that pests are only a problem in the summer, but adult deer ticks are especially active during the autumn. Ticks can carry lyme disease, which makes them dangerous for both you and your pet. You can reduce your tick woes by keeping your lawn shorter, keeping your pet confined inside as much as possible and using a tick preventative.

emvc quote image 1#2. Rodenticides

When the temperatures start to drop, rodents, like rats and mice, tend to make their way into our homes in search of warmth. Because of this, many people use rodenticides, like rat poison or mouse traps. Although these precautions may keep the pests out, they can also be dangerous for your pet. If you have a rodent problem, it might be wise to talk to your exterminator about safer rodenticides for your pet.

#3. Costumes

There’s nothing cuter than dressing up your cat or dog in a costume for Halloween, but it’s important to be careful not to dress them in anything that hinders their breathing or is too tight for them. If your cat or dog looks uncomfortable, don’t force them to wear the costume!

Learn more tips for keeping your pet safe this fall when you stay tuned for our next blog.

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