Fall brings cooler weather, changing colors, and new dangers for our pets. Seemingly simple things like a backpack left on the ground, a walk through a wooded area, or bug spray can cause severe health issues for our pets. Today, we’ll give you three safety tips for your pets to keep in mind during the fall months. If you have any questions or have an after-hours situation, please contact us immediately.
School Supplies Can Be Dangerous
Back-to-school means new backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, glue sticks, and other fun stuff for your children to use at school. However, a bag left on the ground and school supplies unattended to can lead to a curious pet ingesting something potentially poisonous. While most of these items are not fatal to your pets, they can cause stomach issues and blockages. Be sure to keep all items out of your pet’s range.
Check That Bug Spray
Cooler weather means critters are coming into the house for food and warmth. Of course, humans use sprays, poisons, and traps to take care of infestations. If you’re administering these things yourself, please be sure to check the label and make sure that these items are safe for pets. If you use an outside company, be sure to ask questions about toxicity levels for your pets and any length of time that you should keep pets away from freshly sprayed poisons.
Steer Clear Of Wildlife
We have some beautiful areas to take our dogs for a walk in Belmont and Charlotte, sometimes off the leash. We always recommend keeping a close eye on your pets and keeping them away from any wildlife. During the fall, snakes begin preparation for hibernation. While not all are poisonous, some are. Be sure to monitor your pet’s surroundings and walk only in well-lit areas, especially at night.