These rainy day essentials will help you to keep your dog active even on rainy days.
As responsible pet owners, we all know how important it is to keep your dog active every single day. But unlike us humans, dogs have high levels of energy that sometimes it’s not enough for them just to play indoors. But what happens when it is rainy for consecutive days? In this article, we’ve gathered the essentials you need to walk your dog on a rainy day safely.
1. WATERPROOF & REFLECTIVE DOG LEASH
One of the worries during rainy days is that the visibility is reduced in the rain. And ensuring your pet is safe from accidents should be one of your priorities. So switching out those traditional leashes to reflective ones will make your dog more apparent to drivers and reduce the possibility of accidents.
2. DOGGY RAINCOAT
Dogs have heightened senses than us humans. That’s why most dogs are not a fan of wet weather because they feel the vibrations of the rain through their skin (no matter how thick their coat is!) And putting a raincoat on your dog will help minimize their stress and make them feel more relaxed during wet weather.
3. A LESS-TRAFFIC & SHORTER ROUTE
If your usual route tends to be a high-traffic area, we suggest planning a different path when out walking with your dogs in the rain. Your dog might not like it or become turbulent when tons of cars could sprinkle them while they are enjoying their wet walks.
4. DOG BOOTS
Most dogs don’t like it when they get their paws wet or muddy. Good thing you can add doggy boots to your checklist. Making them wear those dog boots is a perfect way of keeping your puppy's paws nice, dry, and dirt-free, especially when you are out of the woods on a rainy day.
5. DOG PAW WASHER
Your pooch might feel uncomfortable with its muddy paws after your rainy walk. Ensure that their paws are washed properly with a dog paw washer to prevent them from becoming itchy and sore, which might lead to other health problems.