Happy Halloween from our family to yours!
The weather is cooling, the trees are changing colors, and the leaves are falling. Fall is a beautiful time of year. Here are 5 things that you and your pup can do this fall for fun and make the most out of the season.
Go to a Pumpkin Patch
You’ll want to make sure the place you’re taking your dog is pet-friendly, but it’s likely that the pumpkin patches would accept you and your pup. Taking your dog to a pumpkin patch allows you both to get outside and get a bit of exercise. Pumpkin patches also are a great location to get photos of your dog.
Once you find the perfect pumpkin, what are you gonna do with it? One good option is making pumpkin pie. Your fur-baby can’t eat any of the pumpkin pie you make, but you can absolutely give them some pumpkin puree or make them some pumpkin treats. Pumpkin is good for dogs, and your dog will love being included in the action.
Benefits of Giving Your Dog Pumpkin
- Helps with their digestion
- Improve the look and feel of their coat
- A healthy way to lower your dog’s weight - if they need to shed a couple of pounds
Go on a Nature Hike
Put on some fall clothes and hit the trails with your pup.
With the leaves changing colors, it’s a beautiful time of year to be outside for you and your pup to get out and all that nature has to offer. The fall season brings out some new smells that will have your fur-baby excited to get out and explore.
The air is crisp and fresh, it shouldn’t be too hot or too cold for you or your dog. And don’t forget the water, for you and your pet. Just because it’s not hot doesn’t mean that they don’t require water during the hike. Despite being cool outside, and not sweating as much, it is important for you both to stay hydrated.
We know your dog is going to love going on a nature hike and they will thank you with tail wags and kisses.
Your pup wants to get in on the festivities too! Not all dogs enjoy “dressing up,” but if you have a furry-friend that will sit pretty while you put a dress on her, with a little hat strapped to her head, take her trick-or-treating when you take the kids out.
Trick-or-treaters will get a kick from seeing you and your pup strolling the streets, and they will probably want to pet your dog, so you’ll need to be prepared for this. Many young children don’t know that they need to ask if they can pet your dog. If your dog is not kid-friendly, you might want to leave them at home this time.
Halloween is the perfect evening opportunity to get you and your dog some fresh air and exercise. Keep you and your pup safe by putting on a reflective collar and/or leash on them as you stroll the neighborhood.
Many of us dread the racking of the leaves in the fall. But do you know that your pup, young or old, would love to romp around in the leaves? If your yard is full of fallen leaves, take some time, rake them into a pile, and call your fur-baby over to investigate. I know, this is going to delay the cleaning of the yard, but it can’t be all work and no play! Enjoy this fun time with your dog, or cat, the fall season only comes around once a year.
Many people have gatherings on Sunday to hang out and watch football. Why not start the party a little before the big game and throw the football around in the backyard. Get the dogs involved in a little “tackle” football. They will love the attention and exercise!
Although it may be tempting to share your finger food with your dog, you need to be sure that they are not getting people food. It is not good for their bellies, and you may be cleaning up the mess later.
Enjoy the Fall Season
There are many things that you and your fur-baby can do this fall. Be sure to get out and enjoy this cooler season with your pets, they’ll thank you for it!
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