Vacation is finally here, You want to get out into the nature and, of course, to take Your four-legged family member together. What You should know that unforeseen and unpleasant stituations would not spoilt Your vaccation?
Travel by car. To make an animal feel confortable in a car You should accustom him from the beginning, choosing short journeys and then make them longer and more frequent.
A common problem of dogs while travelling by car is nausea. To prevent vomiting before departure You should not feed the puppy, try to avoid stuffiness in the car, drive calmly, avoiding sudden braking or cornering. For more pleasant trip for your pet, you can. To make the trip more pleasant for the pet, You can buy anti-sickness medication that should be prescribed by a veterinarian.
Dogs often like to put their heads through a window while travelling by car. Dogs should not be allowed to do so, because of the strong wind and dust a quadruped traveler may suffer from eye and ear infections, and such diseases treatment can take several weeks. It is also necessary to avoid drafts in the car, especially if the animal is after swimming, because the pet can get peripheral nerve inflammation.
Another risk – overheating or heat stroke. The car, standing in the sunshine heats up very quickly, the animal it in a stuffy environment can easily get heat stroke. Do not leave the pet alone in a car on a hot day, furthermore, it is needed to give the pet fresh drinking water. If anything went wrong, try to place the animal in the cooler environment, cover with wet compresses and urgently transport to a veterinary clinic.
Swimming. Some dogs are particularly fond of swimming in lakes and rivers. There is a variety of microorganisms, which sometimes can cause inflammation of the skin (contact dermatitis, eczema) in these waters. Thus after swimming You should always wash Your pet with a shampoo, or at least rinse with clean water.
Stinging insects. Young puppies and kittens love to play with everything that moves, they are interested in flying insects. Without an understanding of the risk pets can catch a bee or wasp, whose bites can be dangerous to small animals and to allergic ones, which have been previously stung, one more sting can cause anaphylactic shock and death. People whose pet is allergic should have anti-allergic, antihistamine medicines for the first aid. In case of severe allergic reactions (swelling mouth, restlessness, suffocation symptoms) You should seek for immediate veterinary help.
Small insects and mosquitoes‘ bites may also cause the unpleasant sensations for animals. There may be a rash, swelling, and itching. Small insect bites can be avoided prophylactically dropwise special preparations on the skin once a month.
Happy holidays to You!