It’s almost Fall and it’s the perfect time to consider fall activities you can do with your dog. We put together a list of fall fun you can have with Fido — from outdoor activities to adding fall-themed foods to your dog’s diet and everything in between. Keep reading to get ready for the changing seasons with your four-legged friend!
Head Out For A Hike
Enjoy the gorgeous outdoors, the changing leaves, and the crisp fall air by taking Fido on a hike. It’s the perfect time to try a long-distance trek with your four-legged friend because you don’t have to be as concerned about overheating as you do when you’re on summer adventures with your pet.
That said, fall is peak tick season, so be mindful of that before you head outdoors. As a prevention method, feed your dog a tick-repellent supplement and make sure you thoroughly examine your pet for ticks when you return from your hike!
Add Pumpkin To Your Dog’s Diet
There’s nothing that says ‘fall’ quite like pumpkin! You’ll find it everywhere come September, since ‘pumpkin spice’ has become a staple flavor and scent that signifies fall. And while you enjoy your pumpkin spice latte, don’t leave Fido out of the fun!
Add some pumpkin to his diet this fall. He’ll not only feel included in the festivities, but it’s incredibly healthy for him, as well. Pumpkin is packed with fiber that helps with healthy digestion and can be an excellent addition to your dog’s bowl if he has a sensitive stomach. It’s been shown to help with digestive upset to help with uncomfortable symptoms like bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
Brave the outdoors on a camping adventure with your dog this fall. It’s the perfect time to spend quality time with the people you love with your four-legged family members in tow. Make sure you pack a cozy bed or sleeping bag your pup can curl up in at night and that you’ve prepped Fido with flea and tick repellent before heading to the campsite. Fall is the time for ticks to come out and about, so you want to make sure your dog doesn’t get affected!
Add Apples For Autumn Flavor
Another fall flavor your dog can enjoy right along with you is apple! Apples are packed with phytonutrients that support your pup’s overall health, but especially benefit your dog’s immune system and digestive health.
You can even bring your dog along to pick apples with you. Just make sure the apple orchard is pet-friendly and that you feed your dog apples without seeds since these can be poisonous to our pets. Avoid stems as well!
Rake The Leaves & Jump In A Leaf Pile
Is there anything in fall you look forward to more than a big pile of leaves you can jump in? Your pup likely feels the same way. Spend some time outside with your pet enjoying the fall weather by raking a pile of leaves you can both enjoy. Let him run, jump and flounce around in the pile right alongside you!
Head To A Dog-friendly Event
Fall is packed with pet-friendly events because cooler weather means pet parents can spend plenty of time outside without worrying that their dog will get too hot. Look for a dog-themed parade, neighborhood dog walks, pet-friendly happy hours, and more. There are so many events designed specifically for pet parents who want to socialize and want to bring their dogs along.
Go For A Scenic Walk
Your dog needs exercise every single day. Take advantage of the gorgeous fall weather and colorful leaves by taking Fido for plenty of walks this fall. Try exploring a new neighborhood or heading to an area that’s packed with trees that are changing colors. Your dog will appreciate the change of pace and you’ll get to enjoy some fall scenery.
Take Your Pup To The Dog Park
Take advantage of cooler days by spending more time at the dog park. Your pup will be so excited when he gets to spend as long as he wants wandering around, socializing with his friends, and sniffing every single spot that smells interesting at the dog park! In the summer, it’s best to keep dog park visits moderate, since dogs can easily get overheated. But in the fall? Pet parents don’t need to be nearly as conservative about the amount of time their dogs spend outside! Just make sure you bring along plenty of water and plenty of poop bags so you can clean up after Fido while you’re out and about.
PetHonesty Products To Consider For Your Dog
Keep your dog safe while you’re out and about his fall by feeding your dog some PetHonesty Flea & Tick Defense Chews. They’re packed with flea and tick repellent ingredients like coconut oil, brewer’s yeast, garlic, and more. They’re formulated by experts and backed by vets, so you know they’re effective when supporting your dog during his fall fun outdoors.
And, don’t forget to add pumpkin to your dog’s diet! Grab some Digestive Probiotics Chews and feed them to Fido. They’re packed with probiotic bacteria and gut-supportive pumpkin to help him with healthy digestion. It’s an ingredient that’s fall-festive and seriously nutritious...and easy to feed to Fido when you add these chews to his dog bowl.