Leaves changing colors, a chill filling the air, and the whiff of pumpkin spice becoming more prominent are all telltale signs of an impending change. To be more specific, they are signs telling us that fall is almost here!
While the fall season is a favorite for many, it can present a challenge to unprepared dogs. They may not be groomed ideally just yet for the upcoming season. It’s time to do something about that.
Detailed in this article are the essential dog grooming tips for the fall season. Make sure you follow them so your pet is prepared for the changes to come.
Follow a Regular Brushing Routine
Brushing should always be a part of your dog’s grooming routine, but it’s even more important during the fall. Dogs often shed their summer coat during the fall and you can help speed up that process by brushing.
How often you need to brush your dog’s coat will depend on what kind of fur they have.
According to the ASPCA, dogs with long hair need daily brushing. If your dog has short hair, weekly brushing should be good enough.
Regular brushing is important if you want your dog to remain comfortable throughout the fall and winter seasons. Note your dog’s brushing routine in your phone’s calendar to avoid forgetting about it.
Use Waterless Shampoo During Fall To Avoid Wet Fur
Bathing must continue to be a part of your dog’s hygiene routine during the fall. However, you cannot allow your dog to run around all day with wet fur. The wet fur combined with the chilly air can lead to them getting sick.
To protect your dog from illness, try using some waterless shampoo. The waterless shampoo will clean your dog’s fur and get rid of unwanted odors all while keeping them dry. Using waterless shampoo is a good alternative to conventional baths when the weather is cold.
Clean and Moisturize Your Dog’s Paws
The hot trails and walkways can deal damage to your dog’s paws. Take this opportunity to check on those paws. Perform a thorough inspection and check if there are any cracks or wounds.
If you do find some cracks, you should tell the veterinarian about them. Your veterinarian can recommend a moisturizer that is specially formulated to care for those paw pads. Apply them as directed to keep your dog’s paws protected throughout the fall.
Preparing your dog for the new fall conditions is a must. You can do that by making the aforementioned adjustments to their grooming routine.
Just like grooming habits, exercise habits also need to be maintained during the Fall. Allow us at TAILored Pet Services to help with maintaining that exercise routine. Call 425-923-7791 or browse our website to learn more about how we can help.