The temperatures are dropping, pumpkin-scented candles are now on sale, and you're officially switching from cold brew to hot coffee. Yup, you guessed it – Fall is officially here, and we couldn't be more ready for those crisp, cozy walks with our pups.
You and your dog must be prepared for any season change, and we're here to help. We've compiled a list of our favorite must-haves from Petco to celebrate the first day of Fall.
Is there anything cuter than a dog in a sweater? No, we didn't think so. Not only are the sweaters from Petco adorable, but they also help to keep your dog warm on colder days. We're big fans of this cream sweater for more of a classic look – the cable knit pattern is just screaming 'cozy night by the fire.' This fluffy blue faux fur sweater is perfect for our bolder dog parents – it will keep your baby warm all season long.
Comfortable Beds and Blankets
If you're going to spend nights cuddled on the couch watching movies, you better believe your dog will be too! A warm, fuzzy blanket is a must as the temperatures drop, and this dog-friendly, waterproof throw is the perfect addition to your autumn decor. We also love this comfortable Pendleton bed with a vintage fleece pattern.
Skin and Coat Care
As dogs prepare for cooler months, they may experience some changes in their coat. Some breeds may grow a thicker undercoat, while others might shed their summer coat in preparation for their winter coat. Regular brushing during this time can help manage shedding and prevent mats, along with a supplement to help with general coat health. This omega oil promotes healthy dog skin, coats, and joints.
We all know to protect our dog's paws during the hot summer months, but the colder months can be just as harmful to our dog's feet! Protecting their paws from ice, snow melt, and salt is necessary, as the cold mixed with chemicals can burn their paw pads. A surefire way to protect them is to get them a good pair of booties, making walks much easier and safer. Unfortunately, not all dogs cooperate when rocking the booties, so paw wax does the trick. Just apply to their paw pads before walks to prevent burning!
It's not Fall without pumpkin – pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin candles, pumpkin pie, you name it! But you know the best part about pumpkins? They're great for dogs too! Yes, this means that your dog can join in on your annual pumpkin obsession while also supporting their digestive health at the same time. This pumpkin powder promotes digestive regularity and firms stool for healthy, reliable poops. Because it's in a powder form, it's also easy to add to any meal. Here's a recipe for using this pumpkin powder to make pumpkin spice lattes for you and your dog.
Does anyone else completely redecorate their homes during the colder months? There's something about a season change that makes you want to refresh everything, including getting new dog bowls. These enamel-coated stainless steel bowls are perfect for your fall style. They go with everything while remaining timeless. Stainless steel bowls are also fantastic because they're easy to clean and retain less bacteria than plastic bowls.
Airtight Food Storage
Season changes usually bring new critters into your home, looking for a warm place to sleep. Whether it's bugs or (god forbid) mice, you want to ensure your dog food is vacuum sealed so it doesn't get contaminated by unwanted guests. This food container is a stackable, airtight vault that keeps your pup's dinner safe and clean.
We're not sure what's worse – when your dog loves the rain or hates it. Either way, we can all agree that walking a dog in rainy weather is not ideal, especially when it comes to all the mud that comes along with it. This rain suit is even better than a rain jacket because it protects your dog's legs and underbelly to avoid that stinky wet dog smell that stays in your house all day. A rain suit also helps dogs who aren't sure about the rain or hate getting wet.
Speaking of wet dogs, you need to be prepared when your dog does get wet. This pet towel gently soaks up water with an ultra-soft and super-absorbent microfiber chenille, so your pup will be dry in no time. Microfiber towels are perfect for dogs because they don't just move the wetness around like a regular towel does; it actually helps to dry.
Huh? Baby gates for Fall? Yes, you read that right; with all the upcoming holidays (think Halloween and Thanksgiving), many visitors will probably be coming in and out of your home. Many dogs tend to slip out of the house during chaotic events, so you must be extra prepared. A baby gate will give you the peace of mind that your dog is safe and sound exactly where they are meant to be – begging for candy by the candy bowl.
Now that you and your dog are prepared for Fall, it's time to enjoy it! Have fun going on cooler hikes and warming up by the fire afterward.