man and dog walking on a forest trailTop Trail Safety Tips For You And Your Pup This Fall – by Lynda Maschue

Move over summer! Fall is officially here and with fall comes cooler nights, brisk breezes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and walks in the woods to admire the beautiful fall colors that surround us. It is the perfect time to get out and enjoy a nice walk with your fur-babies. State parks are wonderful places to bring your pets to enjoy nature and spend time walking, hiking, boating, picnicking, or just kicking back and relaxing. But before you hit the trails with your walking buddies, you will want to make sure that you have everything necessary to keep your dog safe when it comes to being in the great outdoors.

Make sure that you bring plenty of water. You will want to make sure that you have plenty of water for everyone on the trip. A great thing to carry is a water bottle that has a bowl attached to it to make it easier for your dog to drink.

Watch where they sniff. Dogs are naturally curious and love to sniff whatever they can. Remember that Leaves of 3- Let it be. Dogs are susceptible to plant-based toxins and can pass them to you! Make sure that you can recognize poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac. [Continue Reading]

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