Saturday, October 18, 2014

4 Fall Pup Perils #SeasonalAllergies

   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.

Have a great Saturday and be sure to grab some happy.

We are excited to participate in Athena the Cat Goddess Caturday Art blog hop.  Caturdays are not just for cats anymore!

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  1. It may be Fall but it is unseasonally mild here of which we are glad. Good point about the nails. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. We love this time of year and the cool weather...getting adjusted for cold and snow! No allergies here, thankfully, but in the winter with the dry air, we have some static issues with our furs :)

  3. We must admit we are happy with the cooler weather.

  4. I don´t like the cool and wet weather we have for the moment , but I LOVE sunny fall day´s :)
    Cute fall picture you made <3

  5. I love your fall photo of the boys! You're so right about the shedding....Sheba is shedding like crazy right now, and I think I could brush her for hours and the fur would never stop coming off!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  6. Arty gets REALLY BAD allergies...and after trying everything (Raw diet, shirts, soothing baths and much more) we finally had to start him on seems to be helping so far!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. Beautiful art and great post! Thank you for joining our hop today :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  8. Good info to share! My own allergies have been crazy lately and I have noticed my animals sneezing more. And yes, the sudden cooler temps are drying out all our skin. Hope you're having a great weekend! ~Rascal and Rocco

  9. The woofies look perfect in the fall collage. Cooler weather has come her too, now we just need rain.

  10. My dad told me I shed twice a year. And it last for a half year each time LOL.

  11. Oh, this is so helpful for Ma!! She is gonna start me on the Fish Oil this week. She has been givin' me the Duralactin, and she said it sure has put pep in my step! Whatevers that means! BOL
    Anyhu, FABulous postie!! I didn't knows about the OTC eye drops!
    Ruby ♥

  12. That’s a cute photo/frame. I wonder if cats’ nail get brittle to cos I’m snagging all over the place. The peeps can’t trim my clasws and the vet won’t try.

  13. Rooney has been itching like crazy!! I had to give him his allergy meds this morning!

  14. That's such a cute Caturday Art collage, so sweet! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi, very nice to meet you!

  15. Oh I just love your fall picture!! Well done!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  16. Thanks for sharing this great information!


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