6 Lockdown summer pet care tips to follow
The COVID-19 lockdown presents another challenge for pet parents who are self-isolating at home. Since most pet owners have limited or no access to pet parlor services, they take care of their pet’s care, nutrition, and exercise at home. And when summer peaks, there are few things that pet parents need to be aware of to keep their pooches and cats well-being. Dhaval Bhatt, owner of a Bandra-based pet supplies business, shares, “The lockdown is a difficult and challenging time for both parents and their pets as a professional touch is required, especially when it is is about pet care and grooming. While some pet owners may have access to a shelter, those who don’t should ensure that their pet’s needs are met. ”
6 Summer Pet Grooming Tips You Must Adhere to
Bathe your pet at least once a week. Make sure the water does not get into your ear canals. Also, avoid applying shampoo to the face area.
Avoid clipping nails at home. When your pet’s nails have grown out, file them with a filer. However, do not file them off too hard or try to cut their nails as you could injure your dog or cat. This can lead to bleeding.
Check your dog’s ears regularly. If you spot wax or dirt, take some cotton, wrap it around your finger, and clean your ears without going deep into your ear canal. This will ensure that your pet does not get a fungal or bacterial infection.
Also, avoid trimming your pet’s fur as you could injure them.
Follow a regular diet for your pets, and in the afternoon, when it gets very hot, you can give them some salt-free buttermilk to help maintain their temperature.
Play with your pet for 15 to 20 minutes at least once a day. Make them run around the house. Throw a ball and let them get it. It’s a great way to let them work their muscles.
So if you are taking the time to groom yourself, make sure you devote as much time as possible to grooming pets.