French president adopts rescue dog!

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French President Emmanuel Macron and Nemo leave Élysée Palace to greet a guest in Paris. (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Say hello to Nemo, the ‘First Dog’ of France!

Politicians rarely have friends they can trust, do they?  That’s why the smarter of the lot turn to dogs. Consider how the US Presidential elections get swayed to a degree by the dogs. Approval ratings, image perception, and PR, all seem to get a positive influence from dogs.

Let’s vote for people who rescue dogs!

And Nemo isn’t complaining.

French President adopts rescue dog

The first family of France has named their youngest member after Captain Nemo, the famous fictional character in Jules Verne’s ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.’

The Macrons adopted Nemo from the SPA animal shelter at Hermeray, outside Paris.

France’s first dog is all set for an adventure!

French president adopts rescue dog

Also, read Pets in Politics!

Nemo recently made his first public appearance, joining President Macron in welcoming President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger to the Elysee Palace for a meeting of state.

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French President Emmanuel Macron Meets Head Of States of Niger At Elysee Palace CREDIT: CHRISTOPHE MORIN/IP3/ CHRISTOPHE MORIN/IP3

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And now my watch begins…

Here’s wishing Nemo great happy years of service ahead!

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How to keep your dog safe from mosquitoes?

How to keep your dog safe from mosquitoes
Because rains are best enjoyed, mosquito free! ~Image courtesy Virginia

It’s that time of the year again – the monsoons. Cometh the clouds, cometh the risk of flea, tick and the mosquitoes. The latter in particular pose a grave threat as mosquito bites can also transmit other dreaded diseases.

But don’t you worry.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how to keep your dog safe from mosquitoes this rainy season.

How to keep your dog safe from mosquitoes?

The buzzing problem that’s Mosquito

Mosquito bites are just as annoying and dangerous for cats and dogs as they are for you. The bites can cause your dog – itching, and irritation, and they can also spread serious bacteria and parasite infections. Despite their fur cover, your pets can get bitten in areas like nose, ears or belly.

keep puppy safe from mosquitoes

Mosquito bite: Common symptoms

It is difficult to tell if your dog has been bitten by a mosquito. However there are a few signs like constant scratching or the bitten areas will look like a bump, just as in case of humans.

Tell-tale signs if your dog has been bitten by a mosquito:

  • Constant scratching
  • Red welts similar to mosquito bites in humans
  • Systemic illness from mosquito-borne parasite infection
  • Lethargy and loss of appetite or weight

How to treat Mosquito Bites in Dogs?

To treat the mosquito bite, wash the affected area with a mild soap and warm water and apply an antibacterial cream. See your veterinarian if the bites do not heal or appear to be getting worse.

Don’t use bug spray on your dogs!

The chemical composition used in most mosquito sprays isn’t safe for your pets. The culprit being DEET, the main chemical in bug sprays. Ingesting it can be poisonous for your dog – seizures, conjunctivitis, vomiting, skin irritation or death.

A safer choice would be using natural repellants like sandalwood, Geranium oil, Soybean oil or Lemon eucalyptus oil in case you do not find a spray without DEET.

We also suggest using Erina- EP shampoo and powder which controls external parasites like ticks, fleas, and lice in pets.

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Tips to keep Mosquitoes Away from your dog

  • Remove sources of stagnant water around your house and garden. Mosquitoes breed and thrive in stagnant water.
  • Change water bowls frequently.
  • Avoid walking your dog in marshy places.
  • Fit windows and doors of your home with screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
  • Try keeping your dog indoors during the times when mosquitos are most active – especially early evenings.

In case you find any pertaining issue with your dog because of a mosquito bite, please don’t ignore it and see the vet at the earliest.

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