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Tips to keep your furry friends safe this monsoon!

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 19, 2017, 3:13 pm IST
Updated Jun 19, 2017, 3:16 pm IST
Rains can cause a range of problems for pets, here’s a list of must-dos and don'ts to take care of them
Avoid taking your pets out in water-logged areas (Photo: Pixabay)
 Avoid taking your pets out in water-logged areas (Photo: Pixabay)

While the rain makes everything look beautiful, one cannot deny that sometimes our furry friends need maybe that little bit more attention during the downpour. Here’s listing a few tips to keep your pet safe this rain season

1. Taking care of the pet’s diet during monsoons is very important. Clean water and food are very important while dirty water may lead to jaundice. Excess of meat and oils are also not good for your pet’s health. Their diet during monsoon should primarily consist of fibre-rich food.

 

2. While taking pets out avoid waterlogged areas as they might be infested with mosquitoes. Avoid long grass so that there can be no tick infestation.

3. The weather during the rainy season can cause a lot of infections for pets. Cold, cough and pneumonia are a few of the most common culprits. Dogs suffer from itchy skin while cats develop respiratory problems. Avoid getting your pets wet and try keeping them dry as much as possible.

4. Regular baths with antiseptic shampoo takes care of ticks and fleas during monsoon.

5. Regular grooming routine that involves, brushing, clipping of nails and routine check-ups is also very important.

 

6. Some pets are afraid of thunderstorms and lightning, make sure you have something to calm them down during monsoon. A chewy toy they absolutely love, a safe place where they feel secured or a vet prescribed medication can do wonders.

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