Autumn is a beautiful time of year here in Ohio, though it may be bittersweet for those who don’t like cold weather. Winter will be here before you know it, so take advantage of the mild weather while you can. Fall is also a great time of year to do things with your canine buddy. After all, Fido can run and play without getting too hot or too cold. Read on as a local Pickerington, OH vet lists some things to put on your seasonal to-do list.
Take A Long Walk
Autumn is absolutely perfect for taking a long stroll with your furry best friend. On one of those gorgeous, crisp afternoons, grab a travel mug of your favorite coffee or tea and take Fido for a walk in a pretty park.
Try On Some Clothes
If you have a pooch with a double coat, like a husky or Golden retriever, you can skip this one. However, if your canine pal has thin fur, he’ll need some extra protection from the cold weather. Make sure that Fido’s jackets and sweaters are clean, in good shape, and still fit him.
Once the snow comes down, both you and Fido may be spending the majority of your time indoors. Take advantage of fall’s balmy weather and spend some time playing Fetch or Tag outdoors with your four-legged friend.
Have A Snack
Seasonal foods, like pumpkin, seem to be everywhere at this time of year. Make some treats both you and your dog can enjoy! Mix some natural peanut butter with pureed pumpkin, whole-wheat flour, and an egg. Once you have a good consistency, pour it into a brownie pan, or use a cute mold to divide it into cookies. Cook at for about 20 minutes at 350, and offer one to your pooch. Instant tail wags!
Snap A Pose
Fall’s golden light is perfect for taking photos. Enlist a friend or family member to help you get some cute shots of you and your furry buddy.
Stock Up On Pet-Safe De-Icers
Chemical de-icing products can really do a number on your dog’s furry feet. Head to the store for a pet-friendly brand, and grab a few bags.
Please reach out to us, your local Pickerington, OH vet clinic, for all of your furry buddy’s veterinary care needs. We are here to help!