We love fall here in the bayou. Our summers are so hot and humid that the feel of crisp cool air is fantastic. Although we don’t have the views they enjoy in Arkansas, the bayou does put on a beautiful show. The tapestry of colors comes with a price.
The changes in air pressure and humidity can do a number on your pet’s skin, coat, and nails. Luckily, there are steps that we can take to help our dog or cat feeling great.
1. Allergies: Many animals suffer from seasonal allergies just like humans. Watery eyes, sneezy, and scratching could mean your best friend is suffering from allergies. A trip to your vet can help with a diagnosis and the proper treatment. Bentley’s eyes water more now and our vet suggested OTC allergy eye drops. The drops do make a difference.
2. Seasonal Shedding: If your dog sheds in the spring, then they will also shed in the fall. Their short light summer coat is shed to make room for a heavier winter coat.
3. Dry, Flaky Skin: Just as our skin dries in the winter, our pet’s skin does too. While we can rub on lotions and creams, our dogs can’t. Adding a little more healthy fats and oils, especially omega fatty acids can help protect the natural balance of the skin. Daily brushings and fewer baths can help. When you do give a bath, use a conditioning or soothing formula. We are big fans of K9 Kelp in our home.
4. Nail Care: Our dog’s nails can become more brittle in the cooler/cold months. Their nails can chip and splinter causing painful snags. It’s important they are receiving the proper amount of calcium in their diet. We take Bentley to our vet for his nail trimmings. I am confident with every aspect of his grooming except cutting nails. He picks up on my apprehension and declines my request for his paws.
If you would like to read more on the subject of seasonal care for you dog or cat, visit Petbrosia here.
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