It’s hard to believe that fall is finally upon us. Along with the changing of the leaves, fall brings cooler temperatures, football and pumpkin everything. To be honest, fall is probably my favorite season and I love sharing some of the fun things fall brings with my dog, Roofus. We’ve compiled a list of some of the fall things that keep Roofus’ tail wagging!
Fun Fall Things to Do with Your Dog
Make Sure He is Feeling His Best
In order to enjoy all the fun things fall has to offer, your furry friend needs to feel as good as he can. I mean, how can s/he enjoy any of the other Fall activities if they aren’t feeling well? So really, the FIRST fun thing you should do this fall is take a look at what you are feeding your dog. (Okay, it might not be that fun for you, but it will help with all the fun activities to come!)
In our house, we fuel the wag with Nature’s Recipe. Early on after adopting Roofus, we discovered that he has a very sensitive stomach. We did a little research and switched him to grain-free food and saw an immediate improvement.
Nature’s Recipe has been around for 35 years but only became available outside of specialty stores last year. We stock up at our local Meijer Store. (If I were a dog, Meijer would definitely get my tail wagging!) They’ve recently renovated their pet section and I think it looks amazing!
Add in how we are able to save on Nature’s Recipe at Meijer and both of us are thrilled!! Right now they have an offer of 20% off any Nature’s Recipe dog food from 9/23 – 10/20/18.
Go For Longer Walks
The cooler temperatures mean your dog is more comfortable outside. I know Roofus got really wiped out walking when the temperatures were high so we often took short walks along the same, familiar paths. The cooler weather means Roofus and I can head out in some different directions and check out some new walking spots.
Enjoy Pumpkin Treats
For many humans, fall means the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. While a pumpkin flavored coffee is definitely not recommended for your furry friend, they can enjoy a homemade pumpkin-flavored dog treat. Pumpkin is full of fiber as well as essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Pumpkin also contains vitamin A, beta-carotene, potassium and iron. We always use organic pumpkin with no added ingredients or sugar. You can add pureed pumpkin to your dog’s meal or make some fun pumpkin treats that are easy to whip up.
Roofus’ favorite food even has pumpkin already added into it for its health benefits.
Throw a Doggy Tailgate Party
We all know how much humans love a good tailgate party. Why not throw one that includes the furry team fans as well. Set up an outdoor viewing area for the game and make sure there are plenty of bowls of water around as well. Have a contest for the furry fan with the most team spirit and maybe even provide some football-themed chew toys and activities for your canine guests.
Take a Vacation with Your Dog
Fall means fewer families on vacation and less traffic. This might be the perfect time for a quick vacation with your furry friend. Map out the route and make note of all the dog-friendly rest stops. You can find a list of pet-friendly hotels at officialpethotels.com or with a simple Google search.
Remember to head to your local Meijer and enjoy the offer of 20% off any Nature’s Recipe dog food from 9/23 – 10/20/18!!