Tip Tip Barsa Pawni!!! – Tips for your pet’s healthy monsoon
1) Dry fur & apt rain gear:
- Dry your dog’s hair using a towel before and after its daily walks and outdoor play time. Special attention should be given to the pets with long hairs.
- Increase in moisture content in the atmosphere may lead to damp smell, fungal or bacterial infection in skin, severe itching etc.
- Use medicated shampoos by your vet’s advice.
- Use anti fungal powders to keep the paws and other spots free from the fungal attack.
- A protective doggie raincoat is must during your walk and pee-poo sessions.
2) Healthy Paws:
- Your dog’s paws are the first point of contact with the ground and hence exposed to dirt & disease causing viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms.
- Use boots to protect the paws. We recommend teaching your pets the use of boots since puppy stage to avoid rejection in future.
- In case your dog rejects the idea of foot wear, clean its paws thoroughly using warm water and a towel after its strolls.
- You should apply a thin coat of “Paw Butter” (coconut oil and Vaseline) or simply a thin layer of coconut oil before the walk.
3) Monitored diet & exercise:
- Monitor the quantity, quality of food and the calorie intake at the same time.
- Good quality pet food and diet rich in fibers are the best for the immune stressing monsoon season.
- Use fibrous vegetables and fruits in homemade food which will aid in proper digestion and regular bowel movements.
- Give indoor exercises to compensate for a lack of outdoor play time. Climbing the stairs is good exercise. The amount of food your dog consumes in a day must be in accordance with its level of activity.
4) Pure, Clean & potable water:
- Give boiled water to your pet during this monsoon season. This will easily avert your pet’s stomach troubles.
- Do not suddenly changes the water like the normal to RO water etc should not be done and if you need to introduce your pet to a new source of water or water of new taste, do it gradually.
- Change the water in the bowl at least four to five times a day. Clean the water bowl thoroughly time and again.
5) Ear check:
- The moisture in the air increases moisture in your pet’s ears. Keep the ears dry and wipe off the wax after every long play session or a bath.
- Dogs with long and drooping ears are at a greater risk of getting infected.
- Regularly use an ear cleaner every fortnight or a day before the bath to prevent further ear infection.
- Inspect the ears for presence of any ticks or ectoparasites which may have reached the ears from the fur and may cause serious damage to the ear.
- Inspect the ears if you find that your doggy is scratching the ears more than the normal. Do not make any delay to reach out to your vet if the general cleaning do not solve the problem.
6) Safe & Secure Resting Place:
- Provide a safe & secure resting space for your pet if it stays outdoors to tackle fear & anxiety caused by loud thunder.
- If your pet stays inside the house, allot its own private and safe resting spot. A hiding spot below a bed or behind a sofa is also a good idea in case of thunder or storms.
7) Beware of tick and flea attack:
- Warm and humid weather conditions lead to a rise in the population of ecto and endo parasites.
- These parasites can transmit a many deadly diseases to your pet. Keep your dog’s sleeping spot clean and free of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and other parasites.
- Keep the bedding dry and change regularly.
- Use anti-tick shampoos, sprays and collars with your vet’s advice only.
8) De-worm and vaccinate:
1. Check your pet’s vaccination and deworming records and get your pet dewormed and vaccinated before the onset of rains to prevent certain diseases.
2. As monsoon brings along many gastric issues, be careful about your dog’s feaces.
- Trim your pet’s hairs which are present in your pet’s paws base to ensure a proper grip and ease of cleaning the paws.
- Trim long hair near your pets, eyes, ears base of tail & below the neck to keep a check on the ticks and dampness in the coat.
10) Health care
If you see your furry friend struggling with any kind of slightest issue related to vomition, disturbed digestion, loose motions, skin problems, reduction in appetite or any abnormal behavior indicating illness please rush to your vet because in this season mildest of the problems can turn to serious issues if not addressed immediately.
KEEP LOVING… KEEP LIVING…KEEP PETTING…