With Autumn upon us, we are at the time of year when most UK beaches open to our dogs again.  

Autumn provides the perfect mix of beautiful light and mild temperatures, and the sea is near its warmest. For those of us lucky enough to live or holiday by the coast, it’s a fantastic time to visit a less crowded seashore. 

The beach provides opportunity for our four-legged friends to attend to some instinctive behaviours; running, digging and swimming. Sandy paws and noses are washed off with enthusiastic bouncing into the shoreline waves.  

Since sticks and drift wood have the potential to cause painful injuries, it can be a good idea to take a ball instead, so you are well prepared for an active game of fetch.  

Also, it is useful to take a towel, or we love these drying mitts from Nash to clean down your pooch post swim. Look out for our upcoming Halloween competition for your chance to win a pair. 

Another important consideration is that your dog may have a greater energy requirement following periods of time in the sea. This is due to the thermo effect of being in cold water; body heat is lost at faster rate when in water than in air. Perhaps have a few nutritious snacks available to replenish energy stores and some fresh water and a bowl. This BPA free collapsible bowl from beco pets is a space saving option, and our Verm-X Original crunchies, suitable for dogs of all shapes and sizes, are made from 100% natural active ingredients. They contain chicken and salmon oil, making them particularly tasty.  

Salmon oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that support a healthy immune system, heart health, anti-inflammatory properties, healthy skin and coat and cognitive function. And for dogs, chicken is a safe source of protein, an essential nutrient that plays a role in all sorts from muscle growth to immune functions. More than a tasty treat, Verm-X Original crunchies can be fed all year round to create an environment in the gut and digestive system that is able to eradicate and expel intestinal challenges. 

If you are wondering where to go this weekend, The Beach Guide provides a useful information point with an extensive list of UK dog friendly beaches, including many with no restrictions on dogs at all. 

September 29, 2020 — Verm-X Store Manager