There’s no better feeling than that first autumnal breeze signaling a change of seasons. Humans aren’t the only ones who notice a change in the air. Dogs also sense the change and thrive in the fall season. With plenty of fun events around LA, a change in the weather, and everyone’s favorite Halloween Costume Contest just around the corner, it’s no wonder fall is your dog’s favorite season.
Why your dog loves the fall
Allergies Be Gone
Spring and summer months bring on allergies. Whether from grass, flowers and their pollen, allergies get the best of us – including your pup! When allergies act up, dogs have watery eyes and excessively scratch or lick themselves. Thankfully, those reactions tend to disappear as the weather changes and the leaves start to fall.
Better Walking Conditions
Over the summer, many outlets shared the five-second rule to tell if it’s too hot for your dog to walk on asphalt. This summer, and even now, has been especially hot in SoCal causing sidewalks to be too hot for your pup. With the cooler weather, your dog can get those much needed longer walks even in the city.
Humans prefer many outdoor activities in the summer, but dogs love doing them in the cooler fall temperatures! Dogs prefer to be outside when the temperature drops because it’s easier for them to regulate their body temperature so they can run around and play for longer periods of time. You might need a sweater heading into the cooler fall months (if that ever happens here in LA), but your dog is ready to go.
Fewer Flea Bites
Fleas thrive in temperatures from 70 to 85 degrees. As temperatures drop into the 60s and 50s, fleas are less of a nuisance. Yay, no more flea bathes! Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean they die. Instead fleas dormant until spring. But at least your dog can enjoy a few months with less flea activity.
Of course, with fall also comes a series of holidays. Unlike humans, dogs are not huge fans of the holidays. So we’ve created a holiday guide to get them prepped for the upcoming festivities. Read our Holiday Guide!
This article was originally published on October 28, 2015 and was edited from its original version.