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Falling sick during season change is simply the worst! And yet no matter what, during every season change it’s the same story. Have you ever wondered that your dog also goes through the same thing? Well, like you, he won’t fall sick during every season change but he, too, is as vulnerable to it as you. If you haven’t encountered such a problem before, then here are 5 tips that will keep your dog protected:
- Keep him indoorsKeeping your dog indoor won’t protect him completely from sudden changes in temperature but it will work to some extent. Keeping him indoors from the sudden downpour or chill will ensure that your dog does not fall sick suddenly. If it happens slowly, then you will at least have some time to take preventive measures.
- Take him to the vetRegular check-ups are a must and even more when seasonal change occur. Pay a weekly visit to the vet if you can because it’s better to be safe than sorry. Also, a vet will be able to give better guidance as to how to take care of a pet during seasonal changes.
- Focus on diet and hydrationEnsure that your dog is well fed and is getting the proper nutrients and the right amount of water throughout the day. Keeping your dog hydrated is an important part of protecting him from the seasonal changes. Also, the right type of diet plays an important role in building immunity and having a strong immunity is crucial for protection against diseases.
- Adjust to the temperaturesKeep them warm during winters and cool during summers and away from the rain at all cost. You might think that these are obvious preventions and you are right but what you don’t know is how powerful these measures are. Many owners who don’t follow these measures end up nursing their sick dog. So, keep the sweaters and shades at hand.
- Exercise and work outRegular exercise and work out will ensure that your dog is fit and prepared for any kind of change. You can create indoor games too, if you don’t want your dog to go out. Another benefit of exercise is that your dog will get plenty of sound sleep when he gets tired.
Seasonal changes are bad for everyone and pets are no different. They are equally vulnerable as us and most times, they are unable to communicate that they are sick. So, as a pet owner it is your duty to ensure that your dog does not fall sick during the next seasonal change. Taking him to the vet for regular check-ups and focusing on his diet and exercise should prevent your dog from falling sick.