5 things you need to be aware during fall

Viktoria Bindslev

5 things you need to be aware during fall

Now it's really turning into fall. For this reason, we have made this overview of 5 things you need to be aware of during fall.

1 Chestnuts

It can be super fun to go chestnut hunting in the fall, but many dog owners are not aware that the chestnuts that come from the horse chestnut tree can actually poison our dogs. Horse chestnuts contain the toxic glycoside, aesculin. If your dog eats them, it may drool, vomit and have diarrhea. Deaths due to ingestion of chestnuts are rare, but can occur by severe poisoning.

2 Acorn

Another thing you need to be aware of that can be toxic to our dogs is acorns, which contain the substance tannin. With large amounts ingested, the dog's gastrointestinal system can become irritated, you will experience fatigue, constipation and diarrhea - in some cases, the dogs may develop liver or kidney damage.

3 Yew tree

A third thing you need to be aware of is the coniferous tree, Yew. The small red fruits that settle on the bush can be tempting for the dogs - especially if they have already had success eating berries from the bushes over the summer. In particular, the core contains much of the toxic alkaloid taxin, which will result in, among other things, dizziness, abdominal pain, vomiting and salivation. Also keep an eye on pupil dilation. Dogs can also develop breathing problems, which can result in coma and death.

Always contact your veterinarian if you experience deviant behavior.

4 Dark evenings

The days get shorter and it is therefore important that you are visible on the walks when darkness falls. To stay visible to cars, cyclists and other people, you may want to consider getting some reflective clothing for yourself and your dog.

See DogCoach autumn/winter collection with reflective materials here

You can also take advantage of lights that are set on yourself and the dog.

5 Kennel cough

Autumn is the season for kennel cough. Kennel cough is highly contagious and infects, among other things, when dogs greet, share water, toys, when coughing and sneezing. This means that dogs that meet many other dogs are most at risk of becoming infected. The cough can occur all of a sudden and seem as if the dog has something stuck in the throat