Do’s and Don’ts for Holi — the festival of colours
The festival of colours is around the corner, and here are a few things to keep in mind for the safety of your puppy.
- DO NOT throw wet/dry colours on them as these contain chemicals such as lead, metal oxides and mica which can cause skin allergies and a host of other problems.
- DO make sure that no colours or related substance enters the nasal cavity or the eyes, as it may cause respiratory disorders and other infections.
- DO make sure they are kept clean after the event as they have a tendency to lick themselves which can cause ingestion of harmful contents.
- DO use a mild shampoo to clean them or visit the veterinarian, if they have colours on them. Dogs with thicker coats need a more thorough wash if they come in contact with colours.
- DO NOT use kerosene or paint remover for removing colours as this may cause irritation/allergies later.
- DO watch out for any symptoms of irritation, vomiting, sneezing, loose motions or aggressive behavioural changes. Rush them to a vet immediately.
We, at Waggle, want the best for (y)our dogs. Have a happy and safe Holi!