No rain on my paw-rade

Go tactical with the ticks

A single tick can give your dog tick fever if left latched on for more than 36 hours — a single tick! Going tactical on ticks is thus not an understatement; this is war!

A single tick can give your dog tick fever if left latched on for more than 36 hours. Photo by Erik Karits on Unsplash

Stomach bugs and other bugs

Almost everyone gets an upset tummy once the rains begin, and our dogs aren’t an exception. Food can spoil quickly, or your dogs can eat something questionable on the side of the road, leading to an infection. Whatever the cause, your dog now has smelly poop that’s difficult to pick (kind of happy the rains will wash it away, huh?).

Almost everyone gets an upset tummy once the rains begin, and our dogs aren’t an exception. Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

Grooming and Hygiene

If it’s raining outside, you can be sure there will be mud. Unfortunately, it’s often not just mud; there’s sludge from waste left out in the open mixed into it too, and it all comes into the house with your dog. A straightforward solution is to use wipes to clean your dog’s feet, legs and belly after each walk. If your dog has butt fluff that gets dirty when they squat to pee or poop, have the groomers cut it a bit short while it’s rainy outside.

When trapped between toes and inside thick hair, humidity can lead to hotspots, yeast infections and more. Ensure your dog is dry after walks and use a doggy raincoat if required. Photo by Chewy on Unsplash

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