Tips To Protect Your Pet Gut Wellness From Monsoon Disease

July 15, 2020

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of monsoon? Rain, yes,with garam chai and munchies right? But do our furry buddies also like rain? Yes,they do,but  their stomach does not. High humidity levels, take a toll on overall health. It reduces the body capability to digest at its lowest, as humidity is most suitable for microbes to flourish. Lets put some light on the problems of pet’s  stomach during  rainy days & tips to avoid them-

Overdrooling

Acidity is caused by moist food, resulting in overflow of whitish saliva. Acid reflux can become serious issue because it can cause erosion of the tissue of esophagus leads to irritation & discomfort to dogs.

Tips: Break the meal into smaller sections, over the course of the day. Smaller quantities of food means lower amount of stomach acid,hence lower risk of gastric distress.

Microwave or heat food for few minutes to evaporate extra moisture.

Gastritis

Inflammation of gastric lining is Gastritis. Contaminated food and water  can be a possible cause. Moist food catches fungus & other microbial contaimination which causes gas and discomfort. Common symptoms are diarrhoea and vomiting.

Tips: Keep food in air tight container.

Ensure a clean and constant source of fresh drinking water. Provide food and water in separate metal bowls, as metal vessels are easy to clean.

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is quite common during this time of year and it happens due to undigested food in their intestine. Prolong undigested food results in rainy belly and can lead to serious dehydration and kidney issues.It accompanies Vomiting,Loose motion,Weight loss,Loss of appetite,Stomach pain.

Tips: Maintain the gut flora of its digestive tract.

Give your dog some plain yogurt.

Make sure the dog has access to plenty of clean water. Change water at regular interval & use

fountain for Cats.

Parvovirus

It is a highly infectious disease that can be fatal. The virus attacks cells in a dog’s intestines and stops them from being able to absorb vital nutrients. This means that a dog or puppy will become very weak and dehydrated. Symptoms like foul smelling bloody watery diarrhoea ,vomiting,weakness & inappetance are noticed.

Young puppies (between six weeks and six months old) and unvaccinated dogs, including those who have not had their booster injections, are most at risk from becoming victims of parvo.Puppies go downhill very quickly because the symptoms make them weak and lowers body’s immunity. Parvo is highly contagious to other dogs and spreads very easily around dogs and puppies. It can spread via body fluids, including in a dog’s poo and vomit.

Tips: Immunize dog as suggested by your vet.

Avoid direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces or environment.

A little care for your friend can save them from great discomfort and potential life threat.

Happy pet parenting!!!

-Petofy
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