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3 Rainy Season Pet Dangers You May Not See

Every year, rainy season comes and yes, pet parents have lot to think about their pet’s health. Due to high moisture content in the air, there is a tendency that your pet may suffer from different diseases. Here are some notable rainy season dangers that you may not be conscious of.

  1. Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis, a bacteria-like spirochete, is carried naturally by wildlife, like rodents and raccoons. In high rainfall situations, it’s prevalent in the environment. In dogs that have exposure to water sources, contaminated by wildlife urine (puddles, streams, ponds, etc.), transmission can occur.

Signs of leptospirosis include:

  • Vomiting
  • Not eating
  • Malaise
  • Yellow skin
  • Excessive thirst
  • Urination

As leptospirosis can accidentally be transmitted to humans, it's important to talk to your veterinarian about prevention, including vaccines.

  1. Mosquitoes

While mosquitoes may seem like just a pesky insect to you, they can be life-threatening to your dog. That's because mosquitoes can carry Dirofilaria, which transmits heartworm infection to your dog. Thankfully, there is a very effective preventative in either a topical or oral form. When in doubt, use year-round control to prevent problems from mosquitoes. If your dog has thin fur or skin and is more predisposed to getting bitten, use Skin So Soft or a topical insect repellent that repels mosquitoes. Talk to your veterinarian to be safe before applying anything.

  1. Food and Water contamination

Contaminated food and water may lead to health problems like digestive disorders and gastroenteritis. Therefore,

  • Ensure clean and constant source of fresh drinking water
  • Provide food and water in separate metal bowls as metal vessels are easy to clean.
  • Ensure food is freshly prepared
  • Avoid giving kitchen waste and non-veg left-over food.
  • Give less food with frequent intervals to avoid indigestion.
  • Giving warm food or milk is often advisable but remember for any specialized treatment you must contact your vet.

Note : Always rush to vet if there is uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea.

 Source: animalswecare.com

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