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11 July 2019 | 3 min read

Pet Parents, Here Are 6 Useful Ways To Take Care of Your Furry Friends

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Although we’re super happy that the rain is finally here, if you have a pet dog or cat, it’s super important to give them a little extra TLC right now. Here are a few simple things you can do to help keep them safe this monsoon season.

Keep Them Out Of The Rain

Although this one seems obvious, you should know that pets are prone to several diseases in this weather, including cold, cough and respiratory issues {the latter particularly in cats}. The safest thing you can do for them is to keep them dry and indoors as far as possible. You could also try investing in a dog raincoat; if nothing else they’ll look super cute.

Deworming

Your furry friends are most likely to get worms in this kind of weather. Make sure their deworming is done, and their vaccinations are up-to-date since infections can lead to anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, and more.

Make Changes To Their Diet

Firstly, make sure they’re drinking boiled water to avoid water-borne diseases like jaundice, and just generally help with any stomach issues. Secondly, most vets will also encourage a switch to a fiber-rich diet, so try to include some carrots, pumpkins, apples, or bananas into their meals.

If you don’t have time to buy fresh produce from the market, just install the bigbasket app and get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your doorstep. You can even buy your pet food from the app – it does not get more easy than this.

Bath Time

Anti-fungal or anti-tick shampoos are your best bet this monsoon. They’ll help keep away ticks, unwanted rashes, and fleas. Make sure you also wipe their ears after a bath thoroughly; animals with closed ears tend to trap moisture in there, which could lead to infections.

Create A Secure Space

Dogs, like hoomans also get scared of big sounds and thunderstorms. You can help your pet by snuggling with them and helping to create a secure place where they feel safe and secure. Keep his favorite toys handy so that their anxiety can be handled effectively and calmly. You can even give them anti-anxiety drugs, but be sure to consult a vet before you do so.

Walkies

Stay away from water-logged areas since that makes them susceptible to mosquito bites. Unfortunately, avoid excess grass too since that’s where they’re more vulnerable to ticks. Basically, make sure you’re playing with them indoors as much as possible so that they can let out that pent-up energy!

These simple steps can ensure that your pet is safe and happy during the monsoon season. And don’t forget to consult a vet in case in case there are any issues.

by Mary Martina
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