Here are listed a few ways to help you take special care of your paw buddies this monsoon
While the monsoon provides a much-needed respite from the summer heat, it can be a cause of concern for pets too. As a responsible pet owner, you should be aware of the precautions to be taken in this monsoon season.
While the monsoon provides a much-needed respite from the summer heat, it
can be a cause of concern for pets too. As a responsible pet owner, you should
be aware of the precautions to be taken in this monsoon season.
One should be aware of their pet’s vaccination as per the regular schedule. As there can be outbreak of viral diseases in the monsoon.
Deworming is another important aspect that needs to be taken care of during this time. There are both natural and chemical dewormers available. Speak to your veterinarian who could guide you more as per your dog’s age and condition as to what is more suitable for it.
● Thunder and lightning
Monsoon can be extremely stressful for your little friend. So, it is important for your dog to get used to the sounds like thunder and lightning from puppyhood. For adult dogs who may have already developed a fear of loud sounds, you can use things like earmuffs. Some dogs get extremely scared and earmuffs can work really great for them.
● Raincoat and rainboots
Another things that is really important in this monsoon is raincoats and rain boots. Make sure you are investing in really good quality products. Get your dog used to these things in the early hours of life. Be patient and be
● Ticks and fleas
Monsoon means more ticks and fleas. A moist coat can be a good home for breeding ticks and fleas which may cause flea bite allergy and tickborne diseases later on. So, you can use natural tick prevention methods like garlic or natural anti-tick repellent sprays. Note: make sure not to use these remedies on puppies or pregnant dogs.
Tick fevers are extremely dangerous so, don’t take tick prevention lightly.
● Skin infections
More moisture means more skin infections. Maintaining the coat during monsoon is especially the underbelly. When you take yourself out for a walk the underbelly may get wet. It will create a very bad odor times pyoderma,
dermatitis, or fungal infections. Cleaning and drying your dog after every walk will help you keep this unpick.
● Paw’s infection
Interdigital pyoderma better known as paw infection is very common in the rainy season. When you take your paw buddy for an after-rain walk, it is very much possible that they step into a mud puddle or water puddle. Cleaning their paws neatly is very important otherwise, dirt remains stuck between the paws which develops into paw’s infection. If you see any redness in that area or your dog is licking its paws, again and again, this means he developed a paw infection. Dipping the dog’s paws in potassium permanganate (KMNO4) solution
diluted with water will work. After drying it with a towel you can apply any
antiseptic powder or lotion between the digits.
● Stomach infections
Excess to water puddles and stagnant water can be contaminated and can lead to Gastroenteritis. Monitor your dog and don’t like them to drink water from outside. If your doggie gets tired easily then take a dog water bottle with you. Also serve food and water in a clean and dry bowl.
● Ear infections
Some breeds of dogs like Labradors, beagles, and cocker spaniel have long drooping ears and are more prone to develop ear infections like otitis externa. We have to make sure that the ears are cleaned regularly to avoid otitis.
● Balanced diet
Some dogs may refuse food this time. If that’s the case with you, connect to a trainer who could help your dog to get over this anxiety. Diet should be balanced properly. Overfeeding or feeding too much watery food is not advisable in the monsoon. Satisfying its appetite will lead to urge of micturition and defecation frequently. Warming foods like mutton fresh meals are a great addition to your dog’s diet.It is also important to keep their food secure as it tends to lead to foodborne germs and health issues for your dog.
Reduce the quantity of dog food and feed it with freshly prepared meals.
It is very much obvious that due to continuous rain your wander lover is missing their playing session. Morning walks and evening walks are very much to keep them active. Missing these sessions can make them lazy and
overweight. Make sure that you live up to your fitness goal.
These are a few tips and tricks that will keep your pet safe, happy and
healthy this monsoon.