If your pets love walking, but the rain makes you think twice before taking them out, worry not, as we have curated a list of essentials that'll make walking your dog in the rain and the aftercare seamless. So while you step out protected, don't forget to keep your furry friend safe and sound too!
P.S.: Most products mentioned majorly cater towards dogs.
Accessories and products to make walking in the rain and the aftercare easy:
We know that most dogs love their walks and would never want to miss them even if it's raining! If hoomans can protect themselves with a raincoat, why not the furry cuties? Many brands offer these raincoats for your pets, all with a hood and an opening for the leash, covering them as best as possible, avoiding their fur from getting wet and matte.
#TTSRecommends: Raincoat from Mutt Of Course (₹ 999)
Leashes are crucial, especially during walks, as they can help avoid any mishaps like running into traffic. In the rains, the usual leash one would use for their pets has a chance of getting wet and might cause irritation. Instead, why not invest in a waterproof leash that will not get wet, avoiding any annoyance or discomfort for your pets.
#TTSRecommends: Waterprood Leashes from Heads Up For Tails (₹ 1,049 and ₹ 1,299 with collar)
As pets walk on the ground, their feet can get immensely dirty, especially if it has rained, making it muddy all over! Rain boots/booties are your best solution to protect your pets' paws from germs, ticks, and muck! Not only that, but they look super adorable on your pets, appearing like pure fashionistas!
#TTSRecommends: Rain Boots from Zoof Pets (₹ 799)
If it gets difficult to make your pets wear rain boots/booties, then paw cleaners will be your favourite pet accessory. Even with boots, it is best to keep your pets' paws clean from bacteria, germs, ticks, etc. These paw cleaners are super simple and clean their paws rigorously, gently loosening dirt and mud from them, helping with your pet's hygiene and health. Brands usually have three sizes available— Small, Medium and Large, for pet owners to purchase depending on the size of their dog.
#TTSRecommends: Dexas Petware Mud Buster available on Amazon India (From ₹ 2,600 onwards)
Pet wipes are the extra step of aftercare you must take when you take your dogs for walks in the rain. Many types of wipes are available for different areas, like their ears, paws, eyes and overall grooming and sanitizing. A quick wipe with this will reduce infections, removing bacteria and germs from your furry friends, helping them stay squeaky clean.
#TTSRecommends: Petvit wipes from Supertails or Petvit (₹ 1,040)
Ticks are a pain for pet owners and their pets alike, and it's best to treat them beforehand. The monsoon season may lead to an increase in tick infestation in your pets, especially since they walk around in the rain, which is why a tick repellent is your go-to solution! Some brands have a range of tick repellent products to help rid the parasites!
#TTSRecommends: Tick Repellent from Captain Zack (₹ 299 onwards)
P.S: Take your vet's advice/recommendations, too, on what products to use on your pets.