There is a widespread belief that the parasites that infest our furry only appear in spring. It is a misconception since they coexist in our environment throughout the year. However, it is true that the arrival of good weather encourages them to proliferate. However, you should not only worry about spring since climate change has led to the seasons of the year not having the conditions and temperatures that you knew until now.
Therefore, you must take into account how these changes in temperature affect your furry dog to be prepared and protect him in the best way, not only from parasites but from his health in general.
Think, if you are normally affected by a change of season, how does it affect your furry if, in addition, this change is abrupt? The temperature mismatch affects your metabolism, behavior, and even eating habits. As the weather is warmer and warmer, even in times that are supposed to be cold, the humidity increases. This can cause inflammations such as otitis and even joint pain or osteoarthritis. At the same time, it can affect your behavior, making you more listless or less energetic than normal. In fact, in humans, there is SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a seasonal affective disorder that is also replicated in furry animals and that justifies this change in behavior.
Currently, in the same month, we find temperature contrasts that cause their immune system to weaken, catching colds. To this is added that in recent summers high temperature records have been broken, something that causes the body temperature of your furry to also increase. This can cause your vital organs to stop working normally.
In addition, this change in temperatures has caused the migration of flies and mosquitoes that previously did not exist in Spain, carrying parasites such as GUS OCs (eye and heart worms) that transmit Thalassa and Dirofilaria diseases. The eye worm can cause conjunctivitis or temporary blindness to your furry. Heart failure can lead to heart failure.
Unfortunately, you cannot stop climate change, but you can prevent your furry from the risk it carries! We leave you three recommendations:
Encourage your furry
Even if the temperature changes change the attitude of your furry and he is more passive and apathetic, do not stop playing with him! And, obviously, to walk him. You should encourage him and keep the usual schedules to improve his mood. Plus, you’ll keep him healthy for when he wants to give it his all again.
Hello heat wave
Be careful with the pads of your furry in summer, it is best that the walks are not in peak hours of heat and go for the shade. Nothing to leave him inside the vehicle, or let it be with the windows down. Make sure you always have plenty of fresh water. And cut her hair so that she suffers less from high temperatures!
Double Monthly Protection
To prevent your furry from emerging parasites, we recommend that you ask your veterinarian about the Double Monthly Protection, the only one that prevents against GUS OCs (eye and heart worms) that affect your pet. Follow these recommendations and, in the meantime, check out our Facebook profile with your furry, there are posts especially for him! Thus, you will also cheer him up on his lower days!