Fall is Here!

Here are a few Fall Safety tips for your pet


We tend to use pesticides more frequently in the fall due to rodents seeking shelter from the cooler temperatures. Pesticides are highly toxic to pets and if ingested, the results could be fatal. If you must use these products, do so with extreme caution and put them in places inaccessible to your pets.


Snakes prepare for hibernation during the autumn season and may be particularly “grumpy,” increasing the possibility of severe bites to those unlucky pups who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Pet owners should know what kinds of venomous snakes may be in their environment and where these snakes are most likely to be found so they can keep pets out of those areas.


Many people choose fall as the time to change their car’s engine coolant. Ethylene glycol-based coolants are highly toxic. Spills should be cleaned up immediately. Consider switching to propylene glycol-based coolants—though they aren’t completely nontoxic, they are much less toxic than other engine coolants.