When fall rolls around, we’re ready with our Pumpkin Spice Lattes and seasonal decorations.
But what about our dogs? Shouldn’t they be able to experience the joy of the season too?
Here are 5 ways to get your dog into the fall spirit.
Get the Perfect Dog Halloween Costume
Dogs are like children—they shouldn’t miss out on the biggest candy day of the year! After all, food is their favorite thing in the world! Treat your dog to some extra special Halloween treats and if he likes costumes, have him dress up! Keep in mind your dog’s personality when picking out costumes. He could be a police dog, a tarantula, Spock, hula girl or even the pope.
Shop for Halloween costumes early to ensure that the size you need is available for the big day.
Prevent Your Dog From Ticks
Ticks are the most prevalent during fall. Make sure to prevent your dog from getting ticks by all-natural tick prevention powders or medications. Check for ticks frequently during this season, and if your dog does get ticks, make sure to purchase medication right away.
Get a Fall-Themed Toy
Getting your dog a fall themed toy can help you both get in the mood! After summer, his toys are probably worn out from all the fetching and summer first anyways. You can pick up some fall-themed toys at your local pet shop. Here all a few options:
Keep Them Cozy
If you live in a colder climate, there’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a soft blanket on cool fall days. Help make it a cozy season for your pup too! As the temperatures drop, ensure your dog has a warm bed and maybe even a warm doggy blanket to cuddle up with.
Hike Instead of Walk
In the summer, it may be too hot to go on long hikes and you may prefer short walks instead. When the weather cools down, take the opportunity to take your dog for a hike through a trail near you. He will love the change of scenery and the new smells!