The rainy season (known as Tsuyu) has arrived in Tokyo. This season brings not only heavy amount of rain, but also causes high humidity and sometimes high temperature. It is not the most comfortable time of year for both human and pets. This season can provoke some diseases that you should be aware of. Here are a couple of disorders that you may want to keep in mind:
High temperature and humidity causes bacterial growth. It is important to store your pet's food in a cool place and discard any leftover foods. Drinking water should also be fresh.
Diarrhea and vomiting are symptoms to watch out for.
High humidity causes bacterial growth also in the skin. It is important to keep the skin dry after bathing or a walk in the rain. Extra moisture can also lead to ear infection especially with animals with floppy ears or breeds with excessive hair in the canal.
Allergic dermatitis can deteriorate during this season too.
It is essential to maintain your pet's environment with an adequate room temperature and humidity by utilizing air conditioner and dehumidifier. Grooming your pet and daily checking your pet's body helps you to notice any signs of disorder.