Dog-Friendly Fall Fun & Tail Mix Recipe!
Cooler days and falling leaves mean autumn and spooky season are finally here! Get your pup ruff and ready for all the fun, dog-friendly fall activities. There are lots of fun, outdoor festivities to take part in with your pooch and read on for an easy, on-the-go trail mix recipe to keep your dog’s tail wagging! While these activities are dog-friendly, be sure to check the rules of the farm or event you plan on attending before you go. From pumpkin patches to corn mazes, take in all the season has to offer with the best company-your dog!
Apple picking is a great activity for the whole family, including fido! Many apple orchards are dog-friendly, so you can get some fresh air and fresh fruit with your best friend in tow. Some farms do not allow dogs in the orchards themselves, but welcome furry friends to explore the rest of the property. Be sure to check the rules at your local apple orchard to see what farm fun your dog can participate in. Sample local offerings like fresh cider and baked goods, while your pup gets to tag along and maybe even sneak a bite if you’re feeling generous. Apples are great for dogs, and an easy snack to give whether you offer them fresh or dehydrate them to make your pup apple chips. Remember to be respectful of the orchard and farmers by keeping your dog on leash and cleaning up after them so every visitor can enjoy.
Pumpkin patches are another great activity for you and your dog to take part in together! Pick out the perfect pumpkin with the help of your pooch. There’s no better fall photo-op than a pumpkin patch! Whether your dog is a pup-fluencer in the making or not, you’re sure to get a photo you can cherish in every season. If you choose to carve your pumpkin, don’t toss the seeds. Pumpkin seeds are safe for dogs to consume, raw or cooked, and have many health benefits. Not only are pumpkin seeds a great source of omega-3’s for skin and coat health, they are also an excellent source of fiber, can help prevent kidney stones, and can even be used as natural de-wormer.
If you’re looking for a spooky problem to solve, try visiting a corn maze with your dog! Many corn mazes allow dogs to participate during the daytime. As corn mazes are a popular family activity, remember to be careful of children and to keep your dog leashed at all times. Corn mazes can attract crowds as well, so this activity may be better suited for dogs who aren’t prone to anxiety or reactivity.
Whatever you get up to this fall, keep your pup’s belly full and happy with our yummy trail mix recipe below- the perfect on the go snack!
Tail Mix Recipe:
- Banana chips
- Grandma Lucy’s Organic Oven Baked Treats in Apple or your favorite seasonal flavor
- Grandma Lucy’s Sweet Potato Singles, broken into bite size pieces
- Roasted pumpkin seeds, plain and unseasoned
- Grandma Lucy’s Chicken Breast Singles
- Dried cranberries
No matter what you get up to this harvest season, you’re guaranteed good times with your pup in tow. Let us know if you try out this fun, on the go snack idea, and what your pup’s favorite fall outing is!