Fall is in the air! The days are slowing getting shorter, the leaves are changing color and the weather is getting cooler. We want to give you a few friendly tips, so that you and your pup can have an enjoyable fall time. Tip 1: Practice Safe Dog Walking at Night Since the days are getting shorter, and your evening walks may become a little darker. Plan for a safe stroll by adjusting your walk schedule accordingly or accessorizing your pet with reflective gear. Stick to a familiar route in your neighborhood when walking after dusk. Tip 2: Shedding and Grooming In the fall, pets begin shedding their summer coat to allow room for their winter coat. For many pet owners, this means pet hair on your couch, your clothes, and almost anywhere you can imagine! Brushing your pet will allow you to catch most of the unwanted hair before it ends up around your home. Make time to brush your pet, depending on their shedding habits. Tip 3: Did you know? Leaves that coat the ground can blanket sharp pebbles, burs, allergens and other substances you want your pets to avoid. Keep a close eye on your pet for any signs of discomfort. Especially after playing in a pile of colorful fall leaves. Tip 4: Fall Time means Halloween is approaching! If you have kiddos in your home, they are probably getting excited to go trick or treating. Make sure to leave any wrappers and chocolate bars out of reach for your pups, as chocolate can be deadly for dogs! Tip 5: Allergy Season Your dog may be susceptible to fall allergens. Keep leaves raked and grass cut short to eliminate irritation to your pet’s skin. If you see your pet itching more than usual, you might want to check with the vet to identify any possible allergies. Tip 6: Ticks and Flees! The fall months are known for all kinds of pests, the most common of which are fleas and ticks. Check your pet after coming indoors to make sure they aren’t bringing in any unwanted guests. Try to also be familiar with where your pets play. Posh Puppy Salon hopes you have a fantastic fall!