In the Triangle, autumn brings crisper air, falling leaves, and family gatherings. We love to put on our jackets and boots and take our pets out for long walks now that the days are a little cooler. Pets enjoy being outside; temperatures are falling and the sun brings welcomed warmth instead of sweltering heat. At Paws in the City in Cary, we encourage our pet owners to head for the fresh air. However, it is important to take steps to protect pets throughout autumn and into the upcoming holidays.
From Paws in the City, here are five steps to keep pets healthy as we head to the Holiday Season in the Triangle:
- Leaves and twigs: Pets and children love playing in piles of fallen leaves! Be sure to check for sharp sticks and pine cones that may be mixed in with the enticing colorful leaves; look for acorns, common across Raleigh, which are toxic to dogs.
- Mushrooms: Autumn’s damp, cool weather is perfect for mushrooms that may sprout up in the yard. Most are harmless to pets and humans, but some can be dangerous to both! Check out the ASPCA’s list of toxic and non-toxic plants to make sure those mushrooms are safe for everyone.
- Fall allergies: Pets can be affected by seasonal allergies, just like their humans! Watch for signs like sneezing, snorting, or watery eyes. Pets may also be affected by skin allergies. Paws in the City offers a complete selection of supplements that can help alleviate these allergic symptoms, to make pets more comfortable throughout the autumn season.
- Holiday treats: Autumn brings fun and family gatherings for Halloween and Thanksgiving. While some treats like chocolate and candy are harmful to pets, other treats are actually very healthy. Pumpkin, in particular, is a tasty source of fiber that pets love!
- Food for energy: As temperatures drop, pets need nutrients to give them energy. It may be tempting to feed them a lot more as winter sets in, but it is best to check with the family veterinarian to be sure the amount is right for the pet.
At Paws in the City, we focus on the nutritional health of Triangle pets. We offer a consultation to help our valued customers select just the right nutritional and holistic foods for their pets. Contact us today or stop by the store to arrange for a nutritional consultation and to see our line of healthy products.
We are open seven days a week and are conveniently located near Harris Teeter in the Tryon Village shopping center.
This blog post about pet and the autumn season is brought to you by Paws in the City, located in Tryon Village, Cary, North Carolina. We are your locally owned small business that offers holistic and natural foods and treats for your cat and dog. Sign up for our Loyalty/ Rewards Program and feel free to contact us at any time.
1105 Tryon Village Drive
Cary NC, 27518
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