Here are our 5 top tips:
1) Don't forget about flea and tick control! Even though the weather is cooler, doesn't mean that fleas and ticks will hide away. If you take your dog hiking, then prevention against ticks is extra important, as they like to live in shrubs and grassy areas.
2) Autumn and winter tend to be drier months, so bathing too often will overdry your pet's skin and make them itchy, increasing chances of skin infections. Ideally bathe your pets no more than every 3 weeks. Test the water to make sure ít's not too hot. Hot water can also dry out the skin!
3) Consider using conditioner after bathing to keep the fur smooth and hydrate skin.
4) Changes in weather can increase moulting, so brush your pets coat daily to prevent fur matting.
5) Some smaller dog breeds such as Chihuahuas or Yorkshire Terriers do feel the cold! If you have doggie clothes for your pets, try not to keep them on for too long, ideally no longer than half a day each time. Ideally wash doggie clothing every 2 days. Make sure the fur and skin is not wet, otherwise damp clothing may lead to infections.