Carnival: No Fun for Animals
Tips for pet owners during this celebratory season
According to the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), loud noises are one of the most common stress triggers in dogs. Our four-legged friends can hear up to a frequency of 15-50,000 hertz. This means that they can even hear deep infrasonic and extremely high ultrasonic sounds that are not perceptible to the human ear. This range makes it clear why dogs often react in a stressed manner to the soundscape of the boisterous carnival.
A pet could also be accidentally kicked in the crowd and snap in fright or pain. There is also a risk that the dog will pick up sweets from the ground and get stomach problems.
FOUR PAWS advises: Do not take your dog to a carnival parade!
Costume are not appropriate for animals
Along with other nonsensical accessories for pets, there are now even costumes for dogs. We strongly advise against dressing up dogs or other animals. This not only restricts their freedom of movement, but also prevents communication with their peers. Such "humanizing" is no fun for the animals and certainly not for the conscious animal lover.
Skin problems caused by dog clothing
Dog clothing can cause skin problems, according to veterinarians, because the materials can rub against the animals' skin. Most often, the dog's skin reacts in the form of so-called atopic dermatitis, a skin disease that can be triggered by allergic reactions. According to Medicine News, it is difficult to say which substances cause the irritation.
Moreover, dressing up animals in absurd costumes is not appropriate.
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