Preparing Your Dog for Fall & Winter

As responsible dog owners there are many important (and simple) tips that help our furry friends stay healthy and happy this upcoming fall and winter seasons! Starting to prepare your pooch for the cool weather just around the corner will not only assist in preparing them for the change…it will help balance your life as well! The changing seasons is an ideal time to pay close attention to your pooches grooming needs, develop or maintain training skills, and be safe for the approaching Halloween festivities!

It’s imperative for us to remember that as the weather changes, so does our dogs grooming needs! The fall season can be especially rough for dogs with allergies, and if left untreated they can lead to itching and reactions that affect their skin. The best way to keep your pooch feeling silky smooth this fall is by keeping up with regular baths (including hypoallergenic baths for our itchy friends), treating any hot spots immediately, and keeping up to date with tick and flea preventatives. Regular winter coat care can also be a lifesaver for shedding dogs! You can easily save yourself the time and hassle of cleaning dog hair out of your vacuum this winter by keeping up with regular brushing of that thick winter coat growing in! Here at the Folsom Dog Resort we love pampering our canine guests with grooming packages ranging from helpful de-shed baths to flea and tick baths!

These joyful seasons also bring plenty of holidays and family gatherings which make it a perfect time to catch up on those training skills for Fido! Whether your dog has gone through a training camp before, or your brand new to the joys of dog training, making sure your pooch is on his best behavior for guests is extremely helpful! Touching up on basic commands (or starting fresh) like sit, down, stay, walking calmly on a leash and discouraging jumping will allow you to enjoy your gatherings instead of worrying about what mischief your pooch might be getting into! Another helpful solution for having friends and family over, or if you’re going out of town, is having a safe place for your pooch to stay overnight. Dogs that stay at the Folsom Dog Resort get plenty of time for fun and exercise, comfortable accommodations, loving attention from our highly-trained staff and time to run and play in our beautiful facilities.

There are many safety hazards for our canine companions during the exciting Halloween holiday, but here are some easy tips to keep them safe this October! Firstly, keep those yummy trick-or-treat chocolates out of reach of dogs. Any type of chocolate can be extremely dangerous for them, if you suspect your dog may have gotten into Halloween sweets consult your vet immediately. Also, if you’re planning on taking Fido trick-or-treating with your family this year, make sure he has a brightly colored safety vest or reflective leash on at all times, this will help keep him visible and safe from passerby’s!

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