The nature’s beauty is in its full galore during the monsoon. A good spell of rain is much-needed and a welcome-relief after the scorching summer heat, not just for us but even for our tail-waggers. Greener surroundings, dip in temperature, an ideal time to cuddle – there are just so many reasons to love the monsoon. However, it comes with its own set of challenges, especially if you’re a dog parent.
Dogs can be vulnerable to the changing climate. They can fall prey to skin allergies, indigestion, and viral infections. The sound of thunder and lightning can also frighten your pooch and make him restless. Hence, keeping your pooch happy and healthy during the monsoon will require extra efforts. Here are some tips you can follow to keep him happy and healthy and make some amazing monsoon memories.
Ensure he eats healthy!
During the monsoon, your dog’s diet is critical to keeping him healthy. A that is rich in fibre and nutrients facilitates proper digestion with a strong boost in his immunity and metabolism. Since it is raining outside, your dog may receive less exercise than usual; including fibre in his diet can help him maintain a healthy bowel system.
Boiled Water Club
Welcoming the monsoon also invites harmful water-borne diseases. To prevent your plush pal from stomach ailments and the horrors of diarrhoea, make your switch to boiled drinking water that keeps him healthy and hydrated at all times. It is also necessary to change the water every few hours and wash the bowl regularly.
Protect those Paws
Yes, it’s time to bring out the cute little shoes before you take your dog out for a walk! To avoid infections and the bacteria on the ground, rain-gears like rain resistant shoes and raincoats are swell investments to begin with. If shoes are a no-no, you can opt for an antiseptic wash in warm water to keep those paws clean after the walk.
Guide to Groom
The basic grooming rituals, like brushing your pet’s coat, dental cleaning, ear and eye cleaning, must go on customarily. You must also ensure that his fur is trimmed and nails are clipped regularly to avoid inviting pests to your doggo’s body. Ensure that his fur is not wet or damp, pat it dry before and after walks to keep away any bacterial skin infections. To keep him away from the nasties, do not miss your friend’s fur.
Create a Safe Space During Thunderstorms
The sound of the loud thunderstorms can cause a lot of discomfort and anxiety to your pooch, often making it difficult for him to eat and sleep. This fear induces a flight-mode response. For times like these, let him find a place he feels safe in. You can also set up a quiet, cozy rest space in a corner of the room. Shower him with all his favourite toys and cuddly hugs, kisses, and, of course, his favourite treats.
Get Out of h-ear, Wax!
The humid nature of this wet season increases moisture in your dog’s ears that can cause itchy, bacterial infections in the ears. To save him the trouble, clean his ears post outdoor walks and baths by wiping off the wax and drying the ears using warm washcloth or cotton balls.
Keep Your Dog Away From Dirty Water
The little puddles on the ground might be a little tempting for your pupperino to splash in, exposing them to dirty rainwater. You should be extra cautious of your dog’s habits during this season; keep him away from dirty water and grass, as your pooch might come in contact with germs and worms. Once back home, immediately wash his paws and dry them up before his tongue reaches them.
Invest in Canine Rain Gear
Apart from getting your pooch Insta-ready, a raincoat or a waterproof jacket will help keep his fur dry. Rubber boots will prevent his paws from slivers of glass or pebbles hidden in the puddles. Before going out in the open, you must make sure your dog has gotten used to the raingear by helping him practise indoors first.