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Hazards that monsoon brings for pets

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Hazards that monsoon brings for pets

Monsoon has finally arrived after many brief spells of showers. Though it gives a much-needed respite from the hot days for many, it brings many added responsibilities for the pet owners. It is imperative that we keep our little furry creatures well sheltered from the harmful impacts of monsoons that are hazardous to them.

Monsoon, which brings thunder and lightning with it, can affect pets in two ways both of which originate from fear. The roaring sound and heavy wind can frighten even the calmest of animals making the pet scared and wanting to escape. Interestingly, some pets may suffer from storm anxiety and can get pretty distraught.

Symptoms in such cases can range from mild to severe- shaking, pulling out their own hair, hiding, biting, and excessive chewing. In case your pet does escape and run away, proper and current identification are one of the only ways you can help ensure his safe return.

There are anti-anxiety drugs available with vets to help ease the pet’s stress and fear during a thunderstorm.

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That’s not the only concern. Monsoon also brings parasites like mosquitoes, flies and fleas to attack the pets, causing infections and diseases like flea bite allergy, fever etc. A responsible pet owner should ensure that the pets are treated with regular worm medication, tick and flea treatments during these seasons.

Dogs also have an uncanny habit of chasing wild creatures like lizards, frogs and spiders. Dogs love to either eat them or hold in their mouth these creatures which are quite toxic and holding them has actually led to violent deaths of some of the dogs around the world.

The best way to protect them from getting poisoned from eating lizards or toads is to be outside with them, inspecting the gardens and surroundings regularly, and not to leave them outside unattended for very long.

Monsoons come with infections, especially from fresh meat like beef, chicken or any meat that you would be feeding your pet. Ensure that you buy meat from shops, which maintain very high hygiene standards or feed them with good quality prepared pet food. Even the pet food needs to be stored in secure, air- tight containers so that it is not exposed to humidity/moisture.

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