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Autumn Care for your Dog

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

Autumn can be a really enjoyable time of year for us and our four-legged friends,

beautiful morning full of mists and mellow fruitfulness, glorious sunsets and

surprisingly warm days. But with the change of season comes a change in care for

your dog. Here are some tips and things to look out for.

Fleas and ticks 

In the warm but wet conditions, you’re not safe from ticks; this is actually when they

are at their most active. Have you checked to see if their parasite treatments and

vaccinations are up to date? Try to give them a quick check regularly and if you find

a tick - don’t panic! Twist them off with a tick hook - we can show you how if


Temperature Changes

With the colder temperatures, pets often find somewhere warm to hide. If you have

a garage or shed where the door has been left open, just double check before you

close it that your, or more importantly someone else’s, pet isn’t hiding inside. Now’s

the time that we get reports of missing pets on social media - only for them to be

discovered later trapped in someone’s outbuilding. If you suspect your pet is

missing, check warm areas before panicking.

Beware! Antifreeze is toxic to dogs. Ensure that if you are using it, you do not spill

any into puddles or drinking bowls. Store it well out of reach so they can’t get to it. If