Now that we are nearing the end of October, let’s cover a few more dangers that occur in autumn.
- Hunting season: This is the time of year that we have bow and gun hunting in Indiana. If you live in a rural setting, make sure your pets are supervised while outside or wearing the bright orange to let hunters know your pets are not the prey! Our dog from 10 years ago, came trotting in from our harvested field with an arrow in his side! He was very upset to have to spend two days at the clinic with a drain in his side! Lesson was learned the hard way.
- Bonfires and parties: Pets can be curious about bonfires, especially if you do not have a fireplace used in the home. We don’t want to have to treat burns on your pet from a bonfire. The second issue is that the extra commotion at a party can spook your pet and they may take off. Always a good reminder that if you haven’t gotten a microchip for your pets, now is a good time to do it! If you already have a microchip, then make sure you have updated your account with phone and address.