As the humidity and sky high temperatures of summer begin to fade into crisp days, brisk winds, and cool nights, we tend to think that many of the summer risks to our pets are behind us. While owners are able to breathe a sigh of relief in terms of a lot of summer dangers, autumn is no different in terms of seasonal hazards.
While autumn presents its own dangers for dogs that other seasons may not have, it also shares some risks with other seasons. Household toxins, the garden, fleas and allergies, are issues that many owners deal with all year to keep their dog safe. However it is important to note that seasonally, the toxins, flowers, and allergens your dog is exposed to can be very different. Understanding parasite life-cycles and how the weather will affect them is also important.
There are many things you can do to around your home and yard to keep it safe for your dog. Being aware of the seasonal dangers in your own home and the surrounding area that could harm your dog is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Even so, there are many things that you cannot control, such as the environment, that will play a big part on your dog’s health and safety. Click through the photos to view the list of potential risks and tips.