Health care tips for dogs in the fall season

Health care tips for dogs in the fall season

The change of season also means a change of routine, and just as it happens to us humans, dogs in autumn experience certain changes that can affect them physically and mentally.

It is not surprising that at this time of the year we notice our dogs a little more apathetic than usual, with little desire to eat and somewhat depressed. In addition, to this we must add other possible physical pathologies derived from the change of coat or the bite of any parasite.

However, this seasonal change should not be seen as something negative. We should simply be alert to detect any possible change in our pet’s health, and take action in time to correct it and, together, be able to enjoy all the good things that the autumn season has to offer.

Here are some tips to take care of our dogs’ health in autumn.

1. Pay attention to the shedding of the coat. Shedding is a normal and natural process for dogs to adapt to weather changes. They usually occur with the change of season, and now in autumn is one of the moments. So we recommend you to keep an eye on them in the process and give them more care if possible.

It is essential during the moulting period to brush their coat daily, to remove the oldest hairs and strengthen the new ones. It may also be interesting to use suitable grooming products, such as Frontline Pet Care shampoos, developed according to the different needs of our pets.

2. Protect them from parasites. Although in the autumn and winter months parasites do not usually proliferate as much as in the warmer months, this does not mean that your furry one cannot be infested by fleas or ticks. It will be necessary to apply an effective antiparasitic all year round, in order to protect and prevent them from bites that could lead to other health problems. Our recommendation? Frontline Tri-Act, our fast-acting, four-week pipette dewormer.

3. Beware of Leishmaniasis. Climate change has caused the presence of the phlebotomine sandfly, the mosquito that transmits Leishmaniasis, to last until the end of the year in some areas. That is why it is important to be always on the lookout, and of course to protect our best friend with solutions such as Frontline Tri-Act, which are really effective.

4. Visit the vet. A visit to the vet is never too much. Just as we make analytical or periodic check-ups, dogs also need their revisions to check their good health. In addition, with the cold weather their defenses (as well as ours) can lower and with it they are more exposed to any disease. If you notice them listless, with little energy or even with little desire to eat, do not hesitate to seek veterinary help.

5. Enrich their daily life with walks and sports. They are always necessary, and in autumn too. In order to enjoy good physical and mental health, and to prevent stages of apathy like the ones we have just mentioned, it is important that you carry out daily activities with your dog. Walks, runs, hours of games, cuddles… They will help them to be entertained, release stress, and enjoy what they like the most, our company and perhaps that of other dogs.

 

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