Here at Zen Frenz, fall is one of our favorite times of the year. The days get shorter and the fall foliage begins its change from green to crimson, orange, and gold. Hot coffee takes on new meaning when crisp mornings herald the approaching autumn. A morning walk by nearby ponds and lakes takes on a mysterious feeling with wisps of fog rising from the water. Dogs also enjoy these moments along with the quality time they spend with their owners. Here are a few things dogs love about fall below.
Spring and summer months bring on allergies. Whether from grass, flowers, or pollen, allergies get the best of us – including your pup! When allergies act up, dogs have watery eyes and excessively scratch or lick themselves. Though allergies don’t go all the way away in the fall, they are generally eased.
Allergies are triggered by seasonal change, including the drop from summer to autumn weather. Dogs trap in allergies from fallen leaves, dried up weeds, and traveling winds. When discovering that your dog is developing allergies, be sure to relief them as soon as possible because, it’s safe to say, these autumn allergies can really affect your dog.
Better Walking Conditions
Over the summer, many outlets shared the five-second rule to tell if it’s too hot for your dog to walk on asphalt. This summer, and even now, has been especially hot in SoCal causing sidewalks to be too hot for your pup. With the cooler weather, your dog can get those much needed long walks, even in the city. If your pup suffers from joint pain from these walks, then we would recommend our Zen Drops or Zen Bites.
Humans prefer many outdoor activities in the summer, but dogs love doing them in the cooler fall temperatures! Dogs prefer to be outside when the temperature drops because it’s easier for them to regulate their body temperature so they can run around and play for longer periods of time. You might need a sweater heading into the cooler fall months (if that ever happens here in LA), but your dog is ready to go.
Fewer Flea BitesFleas thrive in temperatures from 70 to 85 degrees. As temperatures drop into the 60s and 50s, fleas are less of a nuisance. Yay, no more flea bathes! Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean they die. Instead fleas are dormant until spring. But at least your dog can enjoy a few months with less flea activity.