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Everyday Monsoon Problems Of Pets

 

 

 

 

Rainy season brings a lot of fun, greenery and cool climate with it for us & our pets.  However, it also invites a lot of health disorders as well. Dealing with illnesses associated with rainy season is not very difficult. You should be aware of certain quick remedies if your pet falls ill due to the rainy season. Hence, as pet owners, this is the best time to put ‘prevention is better than cure’ into action.

 

There are diseases which are preventable and can be dealt with at home with vet’s guidance, while some will require proper medical attention, otherwise, diseases can turn fatal and create a lot of issues for you & your dear pet. According to vets, ticks and fleas are the most common problems that most pets face during monsoon which haunts most pet owners. The best way to prevent tick infestation is to avoid taking your dog for a walk on grass and also keep their sleeping area free of mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and bugs. You must remember to use anti-tick preparations such as dog collars, shampoos, lotions or powders to protect your pet from ticks and fleas. 

 

 

 

 

Pets are prone to get tick fever during the rains and in some cases could even lead to kidney failure. Almost one in three dogs suffer from tick fever in the city. Besides, they can also get jaundice if they drink the wrong kind of water. Rainy season is usually the breeding ground for water-borne diseases and other intestinal and stomach infections. Vets advise keeping dogs as dry as possible and keep them from eating grass.

It is very hard to keep a check on your pet, as he is dirty the next minute you give him a bath. Using too much water can result in skin infections in your hairy pet. Thus, the best option would be to use a dry shampoo and clean him thoroughly. These shampoos do not require the use of water and can be used to get rid of dirt and grime from the coat. A hairdryer can be used to dry the damp hair and then trendy monsoon raincoat can protect them from getting wet again. Coolers are not advisable as they further increase the humidity and stress due to heavy rainfall.

Dogs do not sweat much through their skin which makes them susceptible to fungal and yeast infections and may result in a lot of discomfort resembling an itchy rash or lump around the eyes, ears or muzzle or dominating the pads of their feet and having a need to scratch. Scratching makes skin diseases become more severe. Sometimes the infections may even cause death so it is important to keep the fur dry. This can be prevented by cleaning the skin with a clean dry towel and dabbing anti-fungal powders or ointments for localized infection.

 

Humidity during the rainy season causes the spread of leptospira among pets that can further be passed on to human beings and cause serious problems. Pets contract these infections through rats so it is necessary to control the spread of such diseases among domestic animals to prevent its outbreak among human beings. Also, pets are very susceptible to worms in this rainy season so deworming is absolutely necessary for them. 

Storm phobia has been proven to be real, with many pets experiencing this. A pet can go from tame and placid to agitated, nervous and overly clingy in a matter of minutes once a storm has started. You can see symptoms like painful static shocks in the build-up to a thunderstorm, cause a large amount of stress and fright, may experience joint pain or stiffness due to a change in barometric pressure, etc.

 

 

 

A pet’s claws are prone to get very dirty and nails must be trimmed regularly so as to avoid yeast infections or skin infections. One might judge if their pet is really uncomfortable if they keep on licking themselves, or are scratching their paws against their heads a lot which is an indication of ticks being present in their body.

These pet care tips are vital for any pet caretakers and must be taken to account thoroughly so as to provide for a healthy, suitable environment for their pets which was promised to them in the very first place in this dirty, vulnerable weather of monsoon rains.