Pet Summer Vacation 2023｜Can dogs go out on rainy days?
The rainy season has entered, and the weather in Hong Kong has been erratic and often rainy recently.
It is difficult for the owner to take the pets to play outdoors. It has been raining for several days, and the poor furry children are looking at the door and looking out of the window every day. Some furry children are used to it and have to go to the bathroom outside, but, The rain is so troublesome, and I am afraid that the fur child will catch a cold, what should I do? In order to keep fur kids from getting bored at home, you can still take your dog out on the street in the rain, as long as you pay attention to the following points.
Four rules for dogs to pay attention to when they go out on the street on rainy days
Video introduction of the four rules that dogs should pay attention to when they go out on the street in rainy days
Rainy days are always wet and muddy everywhere. It is inevitable for a furry child to go out for a walk. When you get home, wipe the dog’s body with a clean cloth, including the ears and paws. Wiping the ears is to prevent infection and paws caused by moisture. Wiping is to prevent dirty water from causing interdigital dermatitis, allergic infection and other problems.
After the dog is wet by the rain, it should be cleaned and dried in time, and the fluff at the bottom should be blown dry. Check your dog's ears and coat frequently, and don't let it stay in dirty, wet places for a long time.
2. Keep warm
When a furry child goes out for a walk, plays, runs and jumps, the body loses heat energy due to activities. If the body is exposed to rain and is not dried quickly to keep warm, the body temperature will drop and excessive heat dissipation will lead to a decrease in immunity, and it is possible to catch a cold.
3. Foot care
Pay attention to whether the soles of the furry child’s feet are injured. Going out for a walk in rainy days and stepping on puddles may cause bacterial infection. You can wear rain boots specially designed for dogs.
Regular trimming of the soles of the feet can reduce problems such as interdigital dermatitis and allergic infections.
Standing water on the ground will wet the dog's limbs, and long-term wetness has the potential danger of eczema. Therefore, in addition to trimming the dog's sole hair and nails regularly, if there is water on the ground for a walk, be sure to dry the paws after returning home.
4. Keep your home clean and dry
Keep fur children's sleeping nests clean and dry, and clean or replace them regularly. Humid environments can easily cause eczema, mites and other infections, and serious ones can cause large-scale infections. Be careful.
Good place for dogs in the rain
The weather in Hong Kong has been erratic recently, with frequent rain. It is difficult for the owner to take their pets to play outdoors. If Guo and his pets go to indoor venues, even in any weather, it is not a problem!
This time, let us introduce to you the conditions for choosing a dog mall/pet-friendly mall and what good choices there are in Hong Kong .
Due to the current food hygiene regulations, dogs are not allowed to enter restaurants and supermarkets; there are many shopping malls in Hong Kong, and there may be more pet-friendly shopping malls that have not yet been discovered. If there are any errors or omissions in the above list, corrections or additions are very welcome!
In the next episode, we will introduce the dog mall one by one, please continue to pay attention to our latest developments!
Taking pets to the mall is not an easy task, and requires full preparation and consideration. If you follow the above recommendations, you and your pet will have a great time at the mall.