Keeping Your Pet Happy and Healthy This Fall
For many Orange County residents, fall means football games, crisp air and beautiful foliage. The weather is perfect for going outside with our pets. Our cats are enjoying the afternoon sunshine as the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder.
Your pet is relying on you to keep them happy and healthy this fall. The following are common problems seen in the fall.
Ticks continue to be a problem throughout the fall and winter. These pests tend to hide in fallen leaves and grass clippings. After spending time outside, be sure to check your pet for ticks. It’s also important to continue using flea and tick repellants throughout the fall.
During the fall, mice and rats tend to seek shelter from the cold in homes and sheds. If you find rodents inside your home, it’s important to act quickly before they reproduce. Be extremely careful when using poisons and traditional traps.
Rodenticides can be deadly to pets and standard traps can cause serious injuries. Ask your veterinarian for safe alternatives.
It’s important to keep in mind that your neighbors might still be using traditional traps and poisons. They might also dispose of diseased rodent carcasses where your pets can access them. Keep your pets away from your neighbor’s homes and waste bins during the fall.
Mushrooms and other fungus love the fall. Even though most mushrooms are safe, there are a few types that can be deadly to pets. If you suspect your pet has eaten a toxic mushroom, it’s crucial that you get them to a veterinarian right away.
Many people service their vehicles during the fall. Part of this process is changing the fluids. As little as one teaspoon of antifreeze can kill a ten-pound dog. Even less can kill a ten-pound cat.
Be sure to keep pets away from the area when you are servicing your vehicle, and clean up spilled fluids immediately.
Claws N Paws Day Spa hopes that you and your pets stay happy and healthy this fall. Please call 714-962-1005 to set up a grooming appointment.