Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 | Last Update : 08:15 AM IST

  Life   More Features  08 Aug 2019  Keep furry friends warm in monsoon

Keep furry friends warm in monsoon

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 8, 2019, 12:40 am IST
Updated : Aug 8, 2019, 12:40 am IST

Keep these things in mind to ensure that your pet stays fit and happy in the monsoon.

Maintaining your furry baby’s health and hygiene during the wet spell will require you to put in some extra effort.
 Maintaining your furry baby’s health and hygiene during the wet spell will require you to put in some extra effort.

Monsoons bring down temperatures and pollution. This means your spirited pooch can enjoy more time outdoors. However, amid all the pleasantness associated with rains lies the strong probability of pets contracting skin infections and suffering from indigestion, among other diseases. Maintaining your furry baby’s health and hygiene during the wet spell will require you to put in some extra effort. Here are some tips that’ll ensure that your pooch enjoys every downpour without falling ill.

Keep pet’s fur dry, use ideal rain gear: Pat dry your dog’s hair using a towel before and after its daily walks and outdoor play time. During the rainy season there is an increase in moisture content in the atmosphere. So, to fight its ill-effects, make sure your pooch’s fur is anything but damp.

Protect those paws: Your dog’s paws come in contact with the ground and hence exposed to dirt and disease-causing viruses, bacteria and other micro-organisms.

Offer a diet rich in fibre: 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.

Give boiled water: Boil water before you give it to your pet dog for drinking. This way you can easily avert your pet’s tummy troubles

Create a secure resting space for the pooch: Your pet must be allotted its very own private and safe resting spot in the house. It can run to this space to feel secure whenever the sound of thunder frightens it. A pup may feel safe hiding under its human’s bed. If this is the case with your furry pal, leave your bedroom door open for it to sneak in when feeling scared and anxious.

Tags: monsoon, microorganisms