The monsoons are here and they not only bring cooler temperatures but the romance between man and nature. However, the monsoons bring a whole host of problems for our furry friends. Here’s a lowdown on how to keep pets healthy and prevent them from getting sick during monsoons.
Make sure they’re dry
After every wet walk, making your pet feel dry and warm is of the upmost importance during the rains. Moisture, as most of the pet owners know, is going to affect their health. The monsoon season is heaven for germs. It is essential to keep your dog’s fur dry all the time. A good idea during the monsoons would be to trim your dog’s fur. Investing in a raincoat is advised and it’s a great way to avoid dripping dog coats. When buying a coat for your dog, always measure your pet correctly to ensure you get a good fit. You don’t want the coat to be too snug as this could affect your pet’s mobility.
Look after the paws
Once back from your walk, check and clean your dog’s paws. It will be full of dirt from the ground. You can protect the paws with shoes/boots. In case your dog rejects the idea of doggie foot wear, clean its paws thoroughly using warm water and a towel after its strolls.
Be wary of the ticks and flea
Check regularly for ticks and fleas on your dog after each walk. Common places to check would be paws, ears, neck, arm pits and underbelly.
Now just because everything is damp, that does not mean that you do not have to bathe your dog. Regular bathing sessions using an antiseptic shampoo are a must during monsoons. Papa Pawsome’s varied range of shampoos should do the trick. It’s also important to keep your dog’s sleeping spot clean and free of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and other bugs. Your pet’s sleeping spot must be dry and should be regularly changed.
A comfortable resting space is a must
It’s essential to make your pet feel safe and comfortable at home, especially during monsoons. Many pets feel fear and anxiety in such weather, especially during thunderstorms. Pets can run to this space to feel secure whenever the sound of thunder frightens them.
A slight change in diet
Offer a diet rich in fiber, Fibrous vegetables and fruits will aid in proper digestion and regular bowel movements in the absence of long walks and outdoor activities due to constant rains. Ensure your dog’s food is not kept in an area where even the slightest dampness can penetrate. There is a possibility that you may forget about it and your pet will consume bad food, leading to a severe stomach infection. An easy way to avert your pet’s tummy troubles is to boil water before you give it to your pet dog for drinking.
Enjoy the monsoons to the fullest. Don’t let it hamper your dog’s activities. Rain or sunshine, nothing can stand in the way of you and your pet. Get a few things organized and make the best of monsoons. Go for monsoon camps. Meet other pet parents and most importantly let your pet play to its heart’s content.