In the month of October at Puggeroomie we start to pack away our summer into storage. ‘The Beach Garden’ no longer has paddling pools, ball pools, sand pits, outside toys, bubble machines, day beds, cooling mats and parasols. Indoors we no longer have oscillating tower fans and cooling beds.
In the month of October we look forward to the warm and the cosy. Today, I have arranged our log order for our open fire to see us through winter. I have found our disco light pet tags, jumpers and high visibility coats. At Puggeroomie we believe all dogs needs regular walks regardless of the weather.
When out on walks it’s important to make sure you and your fluffy ones are wrapped up warm.
Remember to check paws in winter months and keep them washed and clean. It’s always good to check for snow in between toes, also salt and grit from roads.
Dry off wet and mud after walks and make sure your dogs have a cosy bed away from any cold draughts.
Food wise, if you do find that your dog is less active in the winter months, make sure you adjust the amount of food you give them accordingly to avoid weight gain.
Some dogs can be very reluctant to venture out into the cold. If this is the case, do not force them out but make sure you provide them with lots of toys for them to play and keep them occupied while indoors.
Cold weather often brings reduced visibility in foggy or snowy weather conditions. If you're letting them off the lead, make sure your dog has good recall to avoid them getting lost and, as always, make sure their microchip details are up to date with your correct contact information.
As the nights draw in earlier and the sun rises later, attach a small light (disco lights) to your dog's collar so they can be seen when out on walks in reduced visibility.
Keep your dog away from stretches of frozen water as it's impossible to tell how secure the surface is. Keep them on a lead.
I love October!!!
Here is a list of things we do with Kobe, Rosie, Poldark and Demelza...
We love to dress up at Halloween and choose a pumpkin in a field.
Make some pumpkin treats
Play with leaves
Play in puddles
Play in mud
Go on a nature hike
Building a den
Drive thru Costa or visit Portsdown Hill! ha ha!
Enrichment games indoors with puzzles.
Be careful of mould and fungi on leaves in piles. Stagnant water. Mushrooms. Acorns. Yew tree and other shrub berries.
Be prepared at home for fireworks.
Be careful at Christmas with certain foods and Christmas decorations.
If you need any more tips feel free to get in touch, always here on the end of my emails and phone.
You can also ask your local vets about winter hazards and poisonous things to look out for.
You could always use a rainy day to have a look on google. There is lots of valuable information on there.
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