Autumn is just a few days away. At this time of year, many people are pulling their winter goods out of storage, and stashing away swimsuits and sandals until next year. Your canine buddy also has a few things on his to-do list! A Fort Collins, CO vet lists some of them below.
Those autumn days are perfect for taking Fido to a new park or trail. A mug of your favorite tea or coffee, a clear afternoon, and your furry best friend can make for a perfect afternoon!
Pets tend to sleep even more than usual when it’s cold and dreary outside. Fido may spend quite a bit of time snoozing over the next few months. Make sure he has a comfy doggy bed. This will both protect your canine pal from cold floors and cushion his bones, so he can sleep well. Orthopedic beds are great for larger dogs and senior pups. Smaller pooches may prefer beds with raised sides. Dogs with thin fur might like cozy thermal beds.
Dogs are always adorable, but they somehow manage to be extra cute when they’re angling for yummy snacks. If you want to really get Fido’s cute tail going, make him something seasonal. You can make homemade dog treats by combining pureed pumpkin, natural peanut butter, an egg, and some whole-wheat bread crumbs into a batter. You can add water to thin it out. Mix it to a batter consistency, then divide it into small portions and bake. About 30 minutes at 350 should do it, though you may need to add more time.
If your canine buddy has thin fur, he’ll probably need a jacket or sweater when it gets cold. Make sure that your pup’s clothes are all in good condition and still fit. We generally recommend making sure dogs have at least 3 outfits. That way, if two of Fido’s jackets are wet or dirty, he’ll still have something warm and dry to wear.
Before the snow flies, enjoy some of those balmy autumn days with your furry friend. Take Fido outside for a fun game of Fetch or Tag. He’ll likely be cooped up indoors quite a bit over the next few months.
Do you have questions or concerns about your pet’s health or care? Contact us, your Fort Collins, CO animal clinic, today!