The love you have for your pet is immeasurable, even more so if you've spent many wonderful years together. When your pet reaches an age or health condition where you think you may have to say goodby to them, the grief is unbearable. No matter how much it hurts, though, you're going to have to do something about it. Here's how you can face this heartache and make the best decisions possible for you pet and yourself.
Autumn can be fun for both dogs and their owners. Crisp cool air and the smell of wood smoke in the air are perfect enticements to run outside, while the approach of the holiday season fills homes with excitement and anticipation.
However, danger lurks both outside and indoors for your dog in Autumn, so you must be extra vigilant in keeping them safe.
Outdoor Autumn Hazards for Your Dog
Before your dog is allowed to remain outside unattended, you must consider the following risk factors.
It happens at least once in every pet owner's life -- a week or more where the pet is recovering from an illness or surgery. You know you have to follow the vet's instructions, give the pet any prescribed medicine, and ensure it wears a cone if necessary. But there are additional ways to comfort the pet and make its recovery a little easier to bear.
Keep the Home Calm
Winter is just around the corner. The temperatures are beginning to drop, and the frost is appearing on the rooftops. You've probably already started bringing your jackets and sweaters out of storage. While you're getting yourself prepared for the onslaught of cold weather, don't forget to prepare your dogs, too. Your canine companions will need additional love and attention to help keep them safe and warm this winter. Their fur coat isn't going to be enough to keep them warm, especially if you live in an area where freezing temperatures and snowy days are the norm.
If you have noticed your kitten scratching incessantly and upon further inspection have spotted an infestation of fleas around your pet's neckline, concern over using flea treatment products that contain harsh ingredients may be holding you back from treating your pet. Fortunately, you can use the steps below to assist with ridding your kitten of fleas and won't need to worry about putting your pet in harm's way.