Very soon the clocks will “fall” back an hour… Well for us humans they will, but our pets internal clock will not change. Their internal body clock will still tell them when feeding time is and when it’s time to go for a pee, BM or W-A-L-K (yes I know you are reading this with your furry family member)
1 – Start adjusting their feeding schedule now – 10-15 minutes a day.
2 – If your pet is on any kind of medication like insulin or time sensitive medication that should be given every 12 hours. Start adjusting that now in small increments.
3 – Make sure you have your walking gear ready for darkness – dark in the morning, dark at night. Flashlight, reflective leash, reflective on your clothing. We don’t want to hear of any accidents in our service area.
4 – Change the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and while you are at it change the batteries in your electronic lock, even if you think they are still good. The last thing you want is to have it fail on a cold winter night.
5 – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – we do not advise or use Flexi/Extenda leashes at any time of year, but in the dark it’s even worse. Nobody is going to see your pooch if they are 10 feet ahead of you in the dark. Please use a 5 or 6 food leash so you always have control of your pooch.
Now you can enjoy that extra hour of sleep – IF your pet lets you!
Morag is the owner and founder of York Regions most trusted premier in-home pet care and dog walking companies. In 2000 she saw a need for an alternative to kennels, catteries for family pets in the area and has always believed that pets are much happier and less stressed staying in their own familiar environment. Morag and her team are all certified in Pet 1st Aid and CPR, she also offers continuous training to her team members through online and hands on pet care and pet behaviour and care courses. Morag has earned her certificate in Professional Pet Sitting, Professional Dog Walking and Canine Attendant training. She has lived in the Newmarket/Aurora area since 1991 is a wife, a mother of 2 adult children and a grandmother of 2 delightful little balls of energy. She has also been owned by fish, birds, mice, rats, cats, dogs, gerbils and guinea pigs and is an advocate for all living creatures. In her spare time she likes to be involved in her community and events travelling, reading and cooking.