Best Practices for Fur, Skin and Paw Care in the Fall!

Autumn brings crisper air and lush gold and amber foliage, but it also comes with changes in temperature and humidity that can affect your pet’s skin and coat. While there is so much seasonal excitement, it's crucial to keep health risks and tips in mind, especially when it comes to the beautiful coats of our fur-balls.


1. Fur Care

Both dogs and cats typically experience increased shedding during autumn as they prepare their coats for the upcoming winter. Consistent grooming appointments can help manage shedding and keep their fur healthy. Falling leaves and damp weather can also lead to matted fur, especially in long-haired breeds. Regular brushing, particularly in areas prone to matting like behind the ears and under the legs, is essential to prevent tangles and maintain a healthy coat. 


2. Skin Care

Cooler temperatures and lower humidity levels can lead to dry skin in pets. This can cause discomfort and itching. Providing a balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can ensure they stay hydrated can promote healthy skin, like nature's own moisturizer. Our Wild Caught Salmon treats are filled with Omega-3 fatty acids.


3. Paw Care

While not directly related to their coat, it's important to note that autumn often means damp and cold ground. This can lead to cracked paw pads. Using paw balms or booties during walks can help protect their paws. Also, wiping their paws after walks can prevent them from ingesting harmful substances they might have stepped on. We love using I Heart Pet Head's Oatmeal Paw Butter for a moisturizing balm that absorbs quickly and smells great.