15 Helpful Pet Products Every Dog Parent Must Have This Monsoon
Monsoon is around. Though the drizzly showers are a blessing from the scorching summer heat; rainy days also mean muddy paws, ticks, fleas, and the revolting wet dog smell.
But no need to worry. We’ve got you covered! Following is a checklist of all the doggie essential products that you need to survive rain with your pup. We hope these will provide you a helping hand in pampering your dog this monsoon.
Let’s jump right into the list, shall we?
1) Dog Raincoats
Your dog may or may not need a raincoat. Their thick natural coat is enough for them to be protected against the rain.
If your dog has thick fur, then drying them every time with a hairdryer can be a hassle. Also, the temperature drop and polluted rainwater may bring unwanted health issues like pneumonia, bacteria allergies, viral fevers, etc. A rain poncho or rain jacket will keep your dog warm and safe.
Canes Venatici Raincoat - Neon Green- Highly Visible, Reasonable Rate. Size Available- 10-30 inches
Pet’s Go Nuts- Puppy Love Jumpsuit Styled Printed Raincoat- Has Sleeves, Happy Printed, Perfect for Medium and Large Breed Dogs. Sizes available- 36-38 inches
Petwale Raincoats For Dogs - Red with Reflective Strips- Highly Visible, dual-layer with full chest cover. Sizes available- 16 - 36 inches
2) Waterproof Dog Shoes
Your puppy's paws are exposed to all kinds of parasitic germs and bacteria when they walk on muddy roads and in the tall shrubbery of their favorite garden.
They are highly susceptible to get themselves cut, bruised, or infected. Paw infections can be painful and take months to heal. This is why rain boots are indispensable.
Zoof Plops- water-resistant shoes, waterproof upper, and anti-slip sole, waterproof upper, and anti-slip sole. Pick a size and color (red, blue, black)
Zoof Boots- waterproof outdoor dog shoes, different styles, prints, and pastel colors available. Made of natural rubber and perfect for casual walks.
These will protect your dog’s paws from ticks, polluted water, germs, and mud. Your favorite companion to keep them pawfectly safe!
3) Water-proof Dog Collar and Harness
Walking in tall grass and contact with polluted rainwater exposes your dog to various water-borne diseases. Thus, a water-proof, preferably anti-tick dog collar/ harness must be in your rainy-day dog kit.
Choose an appropriate size and one with a reflective strip. There is low visibility during monsoons, so you want your dog’s collar/ harness to be highly visible when they are outdoors.
Huft Waterproof Collar & Leash Set for Dogs- Nylon coated rubber, reflective strip, Fungus and Water-resistant, different sizes and colors available.
PetsUp Dog Harness- This isn’t water-proof but is fast drying. It is breathable and affordable.
4) Waterless Shampoo
You cannot bathe your dog every time they get dirty. Due to the cool and damp weather, too much exposure to moisture and water may prove to be harmful to your dog’s health. However, it becomes of utmost importance that your dog stays clear of any bacteria, viruses, etc.
You can spray dry shampoo to keep their coat clean and fresh.
Bio-Groom Waterless Dog and Cat Bath Shampoo- Mild, Ph balanced waterless shampoo for easy cleaning. No parabens or artificial thickeners.
Wahl No Rinse Oatmeal Dog Shampoo- made from Coconut Oil and lime Verbena
Captain Zack Tick’et to Fleadom- made from Lemongrass Essential Oil and Citronell
5) High Absorbent Towels
You’ll need to pat dry them often. A good towel is something your dog needs for his daily hygiene and care. Make sure that the towels are washed and clean for use.
Captain Zack Cotton Signature Bath Towel - Material- Turkish Cotton. Size- 27 x 16 inches.
Basil Absorbent Towel Blue for Cats and Dogs- Material- Special PVA. Cooling Effect.
Soggy Doggy Super Shammy Microfiber Chenille Dog Towel- Material- Microfiber. Has Pockets. Size- 31 x 14 inches.
6) Hair Dryer
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Yes, your average hairdryer. After returning from your walk, Do not let them be wet for too long as the cold may cause various health problems. Pat them dry with a clean towel. Use a hairdryer to blow-dry their fur. Keep the setting at the lowest (not too hot) as it will damage their fur.
Also, the products listed below are not pet-specific hair dryers.
Philips HP8100/46 Hair Dryer- 1000W
Havells HD3151- 1600W, hot/air/cool options.
Nirvani CH-2888 pet dryer- 1500W
7) Ear Wipes
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Monsoon is also the time when your dog is more prone to ear infections due to the high level of moisture in the environment.
To prevent this, you must clean their ears every few days. We recommend Vivaldi’s Tris Edta Aqueous Ear Cleansing Solution. Make sure that whichever product you choose is non-irritable and sensitive to your dog’s needs.
Soft wipes can be used to wipe their ears as well as their eyes. Due to low visibility, eye care also becomes important.
Petvit Ear Cleansing Wipes- Removes dirt, odors, and wax from ears. Fragranceless. 50 Wipes
WowDog Exclusive Dog & Cat Wipes- for ears, eyes, face, butt paw. Hypoallergenic. 100 wipes.
Kolan Eco- Friendly Pet Ear Eye Wipes- 100 percent natural viscose fiber, 60 wipes/pack. 5 packs.
8) Paw Balm
A dog’s paw pads can lose nourishment and start developing cracks due to walking on un-weathered roads. Rubbing paw butter/balm has moisturizing and comforting effect.
Zoof Wax- organic, lick-safe paw balm that soothes any cuts, dryness, bites, or wounds. Nourishes your pup's paws.
Heads Up For Tails- made with shea butter and lemongrass oil. For small dogs.
PetVeda Ayurvedic Paw Cream- Butter for paws, nose & elbow. No sulphate and parabens.
9) Anti-tick Shampoo and Conditioner
The increasing number of ticks and fleas population during the rains is a serious concern. They make a home in your dog’s comfy coat, infecting them.
You must bathe and cleanse your dog’s fluffy hair with a good anti-tick shampoo, every fortnight or month. There is a variety of good-quality dog shampoos available in the market.
Captain Zack Shea Pleasure Sniffing You Dog Conditioning Shampoo- made with oatmeal and shea butter.
Wahl 820007 Flea and Tick Shampoo- made with rosemary mint.
Papa Pawsome Itch No More Shampoo Plus Conditioner- made with neem, tea tree, and lemongrass essential oils.
10) Indoor Games- Dog Toys
Because of the downpour, there won’t be much outdoor activity for your dog. You may be stuck in a lockdown situation. So, you can’t just sit there, right? This is the time to make your home their playground.
Play games like tug of war, hide and seek, fetch (with light objects), etc. Buy new provocative puzzle toys that will keep them on their toes and give them a training boost. They are quite fun, engaging, and act as a good cognitive exercise.
PetVogue Slow Feeder Food Dispenser for Dogs- A treat dispenser and a slide food toy. Improves dog's IQ.
Outward Hound toys by Nina Ottosson- Hide and seek and treat series. Different levels of difficulty.
Doggie Dog Attractive Cotton Poly Mix Chew Dog Toys- Dog toys 3 Units, Dog Bone, Jute Bag, helps in teething, 6 in 1 combo.
11) Grooming Tools
Chances are that the thunderstorms outside will make you miss a couple of your dog’s grooming appointments. But you cannot let rain affect your dog’s hygiene. Especially, when this is the time when they are more prone to getting dirty and sick.
Stock up on essential dog grooming tools like nail clippers, brushes, dental care, de-shedding brushes, etc.
FURminator Pet Grooming Tools- Pick the perfect brush, combs, deshedders, nail clippers, etc. from their grooming toolshed.
Petology Professional Automatic Rechargeable Pet Hair Trimmer- Includes trimmer, 4 Guide Combs, 2 rechargeable Batteries, Oil, Cleaning Brush, Power Adapter.
Goofy Tails All Dogs Grooming Basket - Includes Shampoo, Basil Towel, Goofy Ear Cleaner, Goofy Scrubber, Goofy Oval Slicker Brush
12) Odor neutralizer or Deodorant Spray
We all are aware of the unpleasant smell, our dog’s coat or piss emit. This smell grows stronger in the rainy season with a high level of moisture. You of course wouldn’t want your house to smell like that. Spray the anti-bacterial odor eliminator on any carpet or furniture item that he spoiled to clean the area of any harmful bacteria/virus and not let the scent settle in.
If your furry dog has a persistent and typical stinky smell, you can get a dog deodorizer. It will erase it and leave them smelling fresher.
Earthbath 3-in-1 Vanilla and Almond Deodorizing Dog Spritz- Includes Colloidal Oatmeal, Organic Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E. Deodorizes, detangles and conditions leaving heavenly scent of vanilla and almond.
Captain Zack - Scent’sationally Yours Dog Cologne- Natural pH-Neutral Spray, Apple, and Green Tea.
PetVeda Ayurvedic Fetching Deodorant Spray- Includes French Lavender. Alcohol-free, Sulphate & Paraben Free
13) Airtight Storage Container
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This is an obvious but important one. Food gets stale very fast during the rainy season. To maintain your pet’s food’s nutritional value and quality, you must take proper storage measures. If you do not already have one, get yourself a good airtight food storage container to retain dog food taste for a longer period.
Caesar Pet Food Canister - Mild steel, bone design. 5.5 X 7 inches.
Cutting Edge Multi-Purpose Container- Square, modular, airtight. 4.5 liters.
Woxxin Everyday Multipurpose Plastic Storage Container- Airtight, large, assorted color. 16 liters
14) Anti-anxiety Solutions
Many puppies suffer from anxiety. They get scared from hearing the thunder strokes and lightning outside. If your dog experiences this, you can ease their pain by getting them a thundershirt. Thundershirts work by constantly applying gentle pressure to calm your dog. This relieves anxiety and fearfulness in him.
You can also try aromatherapy. Calming dog collars and essential oils relax your dog by emitting a soothing smell.
Thundershirt Classic Dog Anxiety Jacket- Calms during fireworks, thunder, separation, travel, vet visits, etc.
Beaphar Dog Calming Collar- Includes valerian and lavender. Relaxes during stressful situations.
Huft Calming Massage Oil For Dogs- Includes lavender and organic cold-pressed coconut oil to de-stress the dog.
15) Indoor Pee/Potty Tray
You will not be able to take them outdoors to do their ‘business’ anymore. And due to the cool and damp weather, pee and potty breaks will probably be more frequent.
It is thus inevitable that you find a way for your dog to relieve himself inside your house. Pee and potty tray will help you potty train them indoors in a sanitary manner.
Pawspot Pet Dog Toilet- made of an aluminum frame, waterproof and weatherproof. Size- 36x30 inch.
Emily Pets Puppy Mesh Toilet- Indoor puppy toilet training tray and pet litter tray refill.
All4Pets Pet Toilet Training Tray- Easy to clean and Wash Size- 50x39x4 cm