Ways To Prepare Your Dog for the Changing Seasons

Posted on September 21, 2021 by paigepesko

In the same way that humans transition from one season to the next with our wardrobe and routine, we also must prepare our dogs for the changing seasons. These tips will keep your fur baby happy and healthy.

Prioritize Exercise

Exercise is a vital part of your dog’s overall health. Getting outside to enjoy the scenery and cooler weather are great ways to take advantage of what this season has to offer for you and your dog. The temperature may be changing, but that doesn’t mean your puppy’s time spent walking, running, or playing outside must come to an end. It simply means your dog will be spending less time outdoors. Prepare your fur baby for this change by supplementing enrichment indoors, such as a chew or an interactive toy.

Be Ready for Fall Allergies

Allergies can present themselves in your beloved pets the same way they do humans. It’s easy for us to forget. Your dog may show symptoms of:

  • Sneezing
  • Skin irritations
  • Itching
  • Nasal or eye discharge
  • Fur loss or color change

If you notice any of these symptoms or your dog has displayed them before, it’s time to talk to your vet regarding the best way to get them help.

A few ways you can help are vacuuming regularly, changing the sheets, washing the dog bed, using eye drops, replacing household filters, and implementing a healthy diet.

Change Their Diet

Adding pumpkin and squash to your dog’s diet will boost their immune system and help prepare your dog for the changing seasons. These foods are nutrient-rich, so use them to your advantage. Additionally, they’re readily available for you to use in autumn. Pumpkin, specifically, is rich in:

  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A

Using these foods positively transitions your dog from the warmer time of year to the cooler months.

After a long day of play, be sure to provide your dog with a soft, plush dog bed where they can relax and unwind. At Gorilla Dog Beds, we strive to offer your lovable dog the best beds on the market.