After a spell of scorching summer heat comes the blessing of the monsoon. The refreshing rain drops, cool breeze, moist green grass and the scent of soil entice us like none other. At the same time, our pets also feel the urge to go outside, play and enjoy!
However, the monsoon also brings a lot of concerns. The mere thought of your pet catching ticks and fleas, or bacterial infections, terrifies us.
So, what’s the solution? Are we going to trap our pets in the four walls of the house for the entire monsoon season? Certainly not!
All you need is a way to strike a perfect balance between your pet’s safety and their happiness.
So, here are a few pet products that you need to stock up to get your pet monsoon-ready!
Raincoats –Dog raincoats are the ultimate saviour in the monsoon. A good raincoat with nice coverage allows them to move freely and stay dry. It also protects them from getting mud, dirt and muck on their fur. If your dog is accustomed to wearing clothes, there won’t be much fuss about wearing a raincoat. However, if your dog is unaccustomed to the same, picking up a raincoat with 80% coverage might be the best choice. It would be easy to wear and remove and keep your fido’s neck and chest dry.
Pups and Cats-Friendly Waterproof Shoes –The paws of our cats and dogs get exposed to various germs and bacteria whenever they go outdoors. This makes them highly susceptible to getting cuts and bruises which might result in bacterial infections. To prevent this, it is advisable to use rain boots. The rain boots that you choose must be easy to wear and remove, made with natural rubber and waterproof. Additionally, they must be anti-slippery.
Dry Shampoo for Fidos and Felines – Getting dirt and muck on the furs is pretty normal for dogs and cats. But bathing them after every outdoor visit seems impractical, right? Especially in the cool and damp weather, too much exposure to water can be dangerous for their health. That’s where dry shampoos come as a saviour! A good dry shampoo kills bacteria and germs and is gentle on the skin. You can spray the potion on the fur and comb out dirt and muck.
Ear Wipes – Our little furry friends are more prone to develop ear infections in monsoons due to the excessive moisture present in the environment. That’s why taking care of their ears is imperative! You can either use cotton balls or pet-friendly wet wipes (that are non-irritable and gentle) to clean their ears.
Towels and Hair Dryers – Some pet parents prefer to give a quick wash to their pets, after an outdoor visit. If you do so, make sure they’re completely dry after the wash so as to avoid cold and viral infections. You can do so by first allowing them to whisk away all the excess water and then pat dry them with a soft cotton towel. While doing so, don’t stop by drying the fur, reach for the coat too. Also, if you want to save up some time, you can use pet-friendly hair dryers. They are specially designed for dogs and cats, do their job remarkably and are safe on the skin.
Anxiety Jacket – It’s pretty normal for pets to have thunderstorm anxiety and behave absurdly. Today, a lot of pet parents use anxiety jackets to calm their terrified pets. These jackets offer warmth and help leaps and bounds in calming dogs and cats.
Anti-Tick Shampoos – During the monsoon season, dogs are more prone than ever to catching ticks and fleas. These blood-sucking insects can cause irritation and infections. To keep your dog clear of ticks and fleas, you must always watch out for them after every walk. Also, you can use anti-tick shampoos and comb your dog regularly to keep them clean and ticks-free.
Grooming Brush –Brushing your dog regularly is an essential part of the grooming routine. During monsoon, dogs are more prone to have muddy patches, ticks or fleas. Brushing them can help remove those dirt, muck, ticks and fleas from their coat. Further, it also helps in blood circulation.
Waterproof Dog Collars and Leashes –Does your dog come with a stinky collar and a wet leash after an outdoor walk? Stay put as bacteria can attack these moisture-driven collars and endanger your dog’s health.
Instead, invest in waterproof collars and leashes. They’re hygienic, odour-proof and long-lasting.
Balm for Paws – Over time, our furry friends’ paws might lose nourishment due to walking on unearthed surfaces, and muddy and slippery roads. As a result, their paws may be left dried and cracked. To prevent this, you can use paw balms to moisturise and nourish your fido’s paws. Look for a Vitamin-E enriched paw balm that is free from harmful chemicals or preservatives.
Lastly, don’t let the monsoon dampen the spirits of your pets. Follow the necessary pet-care tips in monsoon to keep your pet healthy and happy and spend another great monsoon!