Fall & Halloween Pet Safety for an Awesome Autumn
When you think of fall, what comes to mind? Changing leaves, Halloween, cooler weather? Despite the season’s many perks, there are also some dangers for our furry friends! Persistent parasites, rotten rodenticides, and toxic candy are all potential dangers for our pets, and it’s up to you to keep them safe! To help you out, our animal hospital has come up with fall and Halloween pet safety tips, so you can have an awesome autumn season!
Fall Pet Safety Tips
- Seasonal poisons – Fall brings out some poisonous substances for our pets, including antifreeze and rodenticides! Store antifreeze and rodenticides way out of paws’ reach. And when using either, make sure your pet isn’t around and isn’t able to access it after you leave the area.
- Fiendish fungus – Mushrooms will be popping up in this cooler weather, and it’s possible you’ll encounter them on your daily walks. While most are harmless, a few mushroom varieties are dangerous and could be fatal, so steer your pet clear of them!
- Allergies again – Seasonal allergies are common among our pets and cause itchy, irritated skin. The fall season often sees a resurgence of allergy symptoms in pets. If you notice your pet scratching a lot, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to get them relief.
- Persistent pests – Despite the cooler weather, fleas and ticks are still active! Fleas often find refuge in our homes, while ticks can be active in weather as cold as 35 degree Fahrenheit! Keep up your pet’s parasite prevention all year round to ensure their protection.