In the autumn the holidays are over and the school arrives back; This changes the routine of people and also that of our pets and we must be prepared to help them adapt to the routine after a well-deserved vacation. We hope these tips can help you!
Tips to take care of your pets in the fall
From the Affinity Foundation we give you some very simple keys to take care of your dog or your cat during the fall, a period of climatic transition in which the changes in temperature and rhythm of life of the families affects the animals.
Reactivate the activity of your pet in autumn
After summer vacations some pets may suffer “post-vacation depression” because after spending the summer with the family outdoors they find it difficult to adapt to the routine. Companion animals need you to encourage them with games and activities that allow them to overcome the change implied by the end of summer vacations and the beginning of autumn; To help them you can leave some toys that will help them entertain you until you return home.
In the case of cats , which reduce their activity in autumn, it is important that the incentives to play and keep them active to prevent them from starting to suffer from diseases such as obesity. This is a perfect opportunity to renew some toys and scrapers and give our cat a chance to have fun.
Control changes in your diet in autumn
By reducing their activity with the arrival of autumn, pets tend to eat the same or greater amount of food by exercising less. According to a study by the CES Journal of Veterinary Medicine (2011) , 45% of dogs suffer from overweight, compared to 21% of cats. To avoid this, remember to go to the vet and give the recommended ration for your weight. You can check that your diet is adequate using an intelligent feeder with scale.
Take care of your fur in autumn
The great autumn change of pets is hair loss, since both cats and dogs are preparing to renew their fur and adapt to the fall in winter temperatures. Therefore, the arrival of autumn is a good time to choose a new brush and keep your dog or cat’s fur healthy.
Go to the vet after summer
During the holidays your pet has spent a lot of time outdoors so it is important to follow a deworming program in the fall.
It is during this season when veterinary campaigns are started that advise doing cropological reviews for the early detection of diseases such as leishmaniasis . You can provide your veterinarian with information about the area where you have spent your holidays with your dog, since each geographical area has different types of common parasites.
In the case of cats, although they have not left home during the holidays, the arrival of autumn brings with it higher levels of humidity. This moisture facilitates the appearance of eggs, parasites and worms that you can introduce into your home through footwear, so it is also advisable to do the annual veterinary review of your cat during this time. However, remember that outside the seasonal period it is advisable to go to the veterinarian every three months in the event that your companion animal is a dog and, at least, once a year in the case that it is a cat.
We hope we have been of help and above all, we wish you enjoy the autumn entrance with your pet!