Pet care tips for the rainy season

Alixandra Caole Vila (The Philippine Star) – July 13, 2014 – 00:00

MANILA, Philippines – The rainy season offers many ways to enjoy indoor activities with dogs and cats, and there’s no better time to learn more about it than now. Having fun with your furry friend on rainy days may not be a problem, but keep in mind that pets are more prone to common diseases in this weather.

The Pet Food Institute (PFI) and the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines (VPAP) are providing tips for Filipinos as part of the Well-Fed, Well-Nurtured Campaign to encourage Filipinos to keep pets responsibly through good animal health and proper nutrition You and your pet so you can have fun even in the rainy season.

PFI is the voice of the US pet food industry and represents the companies that manufacture 98 percent of US pet food. It is dedicated to promoting the general care and wellbeing of pets and supports initiatives to promote high quality nutrition for dogs and cats.

Play and learn

  1. Toys provide tons of hours of fun while encouraging your pets to move around and bond with you better as they play.

  2. Activities like practicing pet commands, teaching new tricks, and playing educational games like hide and seek, tug of war, day and kibble hunting will also stimulate your pet’s mental and physical abilities.

  3. You can also set a play date on a rainy day with your pet’s favorite friend or playmate. However, pets are very active and can get quite noisy while playing, so make sure you provide a safe play area, secure all valuables, and put away furniture or breakable items.

Good care

  1. Give your pet a relaxing bath, wrap them in a fluffy towel, trim their nails, clean their ears and teeth, lovingly brush their fur and even massage them.

  2. Offer some treats to pets who don’t like being cared for to make the experience enjoyable.

  3. Always be careful about caring for your pet – stop immediately if your pet is uncomfortable and calm them down by using words to calm them down and gently petting them.

Have fun in healthcare

  1. To fight disease, boost your pet’s immunity by updating their vaccinations and deworming. Watch out for respiratory diseases, hypothermia, fungal infections, and skin diseases.

  2. Don’t leave your pet outside in the rain, and if it does get wet, dry your furry friend off with a towel or dryer if they have a thick coat and brush their fur. Be careful not to blow hot air into your pet’s eyes and ears. Remember to dry between your pet’s toes as the most common area of ​​infection is the paws.

  3. Ask your veterinarian about a washing and grooming routine for your pet. The veterinarian may recommend a product to treat a fungal infection or to reduce the likelihood of a fungal infection.

  4. Make sure your pet is well rewarded. Feed them treats, but always give them in moderation.
  5. Make sure they always have access to fresh, clean water to keep them fresh and hydrated.

  6. Be careful not to get dry dry food wet and refrigerate uneaten canned food shortly after serving. Commercial pet food manufacturers from the United States produce the most regulated products that provide good nutrition and health benefits for your pet.

As the voice of the United States’ pet food industry, PFI and its partner organization Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines (VPAP) are committed to promoting and encouraging Filipino pet owners to properly feed and care for their pets in order to keep them healthy. fed, well behaved cats and dogs.

For more information on PFI and proper pet nutrition, please visit

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