Seasonal Pet Care Tip from Community Animal Hospital

Pet Safety for the Autumn Season

The fall season often comes as a welcome relief from the hot summer sun. Yet, while the heat is no longer a problem for us or our pets, there are several other seasonal hazards for our pets! Keep these safety tips in mind throughout the season to ensure your pet stays happy and healthy!

Dog running with autumnal bouquet

Fall Pet Safety Tips

  • Even though the weather is cooling off, parasites such as fleas and ticks are still active. Ticks can be active all year round during mild winters and fleas often find shelter within our homes where they can still be a threat to our pets. Keep up your pet’s parasite prevention through the fall and winter!
  • Cooler weather also means that mice and other rodents will be looking for shelter, and our homes are prime real estate! To get rid of these critters, many of us turn to rodenticides, but these are highly toxic to our pets. If you are using rodenticides, keep them away from your pet’s curious nose, or try to find pet-safe or natural alternatives to deter mice from your home.
  • Before winter comes, many of us will top off our cars with antifreeze. This chemical gives off a very sweet smell that attracts our pets. Store it well out of paw’s reach and be sure to clean up any spills as soon as they happen.
  • Allergies often make another appearance in autumn and they can affect our pet as much as us! Yet instead of sneezing fits, pets often suffer from itchy, irritated skin. If your pet is scratching more than usual, bring them to your veterinarian for some relief!

For more information about fall pet safety, please call our animal hospital at (617) 522-7282 or ask us at your next appointment!

If you need any other tips for protecting your pet this spring, be sure to give us a call and we'll be happy to help you!

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