Walking Your Pooch at Night

Do you walk your dog at night? Make sure you and your canine companion stay safe! Here, your Lafayette, LA vet gives you a few tips for walking Fido at nighttime.

Wear Reflective Clothing

Both you and your pooch should don a few articles of reflective clothing. For your dog, try using a collar and leash with reflective strips built-in. You can also outfit your dog with a reflective vest. Human walkers can wear hats, vests, shirts, and shoes with reflective material. All of these items will make you far more visible to passing motorists, bicyclists, and other walkers.

Choose Roads Wisely

Whenever possible, try to walk on sidewalks. If they’re not available, choose wider roads with a substantial shoulder portion. Trekking along very narrow roads with your dog is not worth the risk!

Pick Up After Fido

Just because it’s dark outside doesn’t mean you don’t have to clean up after Fido. Leaving his droppings where they lay is not only rude, it’s unsanitary! Always bring along a few plastic bags to pick up after your pooch.

Would you like even more great tips for walking your dog after the sun goes down? Call your Vet Clinic Lafayette, LA office.