It is a good time to make sure the pets are up to date on all their shots and their health is good. Now is the time to get shots up to date (easy to remember because we must do the same for our children). Back to school physical exams will only help us remember about taking our pets in for their physical also.
Here is something to think about. If there is something wrong which needs to be taken care of, it is much easier to work around than in bad weather when it has become an emergent issue. Not that we can protect from every problem which might arise, but perhaps we can protect from some. It is so much easier to transport a well animal in our automobile than a sick one and oh, so much easier than a sick one when the roads are icy.
Our pets pick up quickly on our emotions, and so when we are nervous due to the financial stress of vet bills and also due to icy roads or time constraints. Well, the picture is not a pretty one. It is easier to remember this time of year as this is a time we are or our friends are going through the back to school things. Think of it like changing the battery in the smoke alarm with the change in daylight savings time.