How to Get Your Dog Ready for Fall
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Now that is is already in the low 60’s here in Southern New England, it is time to break out the coats, thicker blankets, and maybe even turn on the heat. While many of us do such a great job changing over our clothing for the Fall and getting our homes ready, we cannot forget about our dogs. That is why I wanted to share some simple ways on how to get your dog ready for Fall.
Our little Beasley has been with us for over 3 years. She is an 11 lb Dachshund and Chihuahua mix aka a “Chiweenie”. Since she has Chihuaha breed in her, she tend to get cold really quickly! That is why I decided that she also needs a warm blanket, bed, and outdoor gear to keep her little body comfortable during these upcoming colder months.
On a recent trip to our local Stop and Shop Supermarket, we restocked our pet supplies. We love that Stop and Shop has not only pet foods, and treats but toys, and supplies needed for dogs of all ages. Since Beasley needed more Purina Beneful Healthy Weight and some Purina DentaLife treats heading there was a no-brainer. You can even save $2 on your next Purina Dentalife purchase with this coupon.
Her vet recommended we watch her weight carefully since she gained a little over a pound in one year. With the colder weather approaching, that means she has a better chance at gaining weight from less outdoor activity. We hope to get her weight under control with the continued use of Purina Beneful Healthy Weight to potentially keep her weight in check.
After her dental surgery to remove some teeth, it was also recommended that we give her quality treats like Purina DentaLife to potentially maintain her oral health. She seems to love the unique ridged shape of these treats and taste.
How to Get Your Dog Ready for Fall
Change their Bedding: Nix or wash stinky bedding and opt for a fluffier bed.
Add a Blanket to their Bed: Small dog owners can agree with me that little dogs love to wrap themselves up in a cozy flannel or fleece blanket at bedtime. My dog meticulously wraps her body in her blankets and likes to sleep all covered up at night during the fall and winter.
Wardrobe Update: Ok, so I know this sounds super funny, but my dog loves a sweater or coat in the fall and winter months. Here in New England we often get our first snow in the late fall so be prepared is key.
Adjust their Food & Treats: Since pets typically get less activity in the colder months, reducing or changing their treats, and providing them foods like Purina Beneful Healthy Weight may potentially help to keep their weight in check. We like to give our dog get more beneficial treats like Purina DentaLife (available in 3 sizes) which may aid to her good oral health vs bacon flavored treats with little benefit and higher calories.
Groom them: If you self groom your dog, now is a great time to give them a bath, groom their nails, check their ears, and apply their flea/tick meds. Get them looking their best for all the upcoming fun holidays and pictures they might be starring in!
I am sure there are an abundant variety of ways to get your pet ready for the fall. Please feel free to share some of your tips in the comments below! You can also learn more about Beyond Natural Dry Dog Food which might also be a great fit for your dog on their site.
Little Ms. Beasley is ready for fall now. How will you be getting your dog ready for the cooler weather?
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Not to be taken as professional veterinary advice. Please consult your veterinarian for recommendations and practices appropriate for your pet.