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. If you do not take proper care of your dog, then the monsoon can bring many diseases to your dog. High humidity levels, take a toll on overall health. It reduces the body’s capability to digest at its lowest, as humidity is most suitable for microbes to flourish. Let’s put some light on the monsoon diseases and tips to protect your pet’s gut wellness from these diseases.
Acidity is a very common monsoon disease in dogs caused by moist food, resulting in an overflow of whitish saliva. Acid reflux can become a serious issue because it can cause erosion of the tissue of the esophagus leading to irritation & discomfort in dogs.
Break the meal into smaller sections, over the course of the day. Smaller quantities of food mean a lower amount of stomach acid, hence a lower risk of gastric distress to the pet’s gut wellness in the Monsoon. Microwave or heat food for a few minutes to evaporate extra moisture.
Inflammation of the gastric lining is Gastritis. Contaminated food and water can be a possible causes. Moist food catches fungus & other microbial contamination which causes gas and discomfort. Common symptoms are diarrhea and vomiting.
Keep food in an airtight 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.
Diarrhea is quite common during this time of year and it happens due to undigested food in the intestine. Prolong undigested food results in a rainy belly and can lead to serious dehydration and kidney issues. It accompanies Vomiting, Loose motion, Weight loss, Loss of appetite, and Stomach pain.
Maintain the gut flora of the digestive tract. Give your dog some plain yogurt. Make sure the dog has access to plenty of clean water. Change water at regular intervals & use a fountain for Cats.
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 diarrhea, vomiting, weakness & inappetence 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 of becoming victims of parvo. Puppies go downhill very quickly because the symptoms make them weak and lower the 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.
Immunize the dog as suggested by your vet. Avoid direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces or the environment. A little care for your friend can save them from great discomfort and potential life threat.
Happy pet parenting!!!
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