Swimming pools are often a congregation area for virus, pollen, bacteria and other pollutant. Pet owners may not enough emphasis on what their pet is consuming or what they are exposed to. Sometimes owner’s feel like that he is playing a guessing game and wait for his or her pet to reply with what’s been wrong with them and when you know pets don’t have the ability to tell us the problem accordingly diagnosis and treatment becomes a little harder.
So how will you come to know about your pet’s health like if they are affected by any chemicals in pool water or not. We will discuss here the major and common health issues from mild to severe that a pet owner should take care of.
Can Dogs Swim In Chlorine Treated Pool?
- Your pet can have the problem of itchy Skin, discolored and dry fur or sometimes red eyes: Just like human, chlorine effects dogs also. It can start in the form of itchy skin and later in eyes. If your dog’s fur color is light it might result into golden green or blonde hair. Dogs that spend much time in the pool might get an ear infection. The worst condition could be the skin rashes as the moisture in water gets trapped in the dog’s fur that can cause bacterial hot spots and may take months to properly heal.
- Difficulty in Breathing: Being human we might have suffered through this problem of losing breath after taking chlorine water in mouth. But we can respond to the situation quickly once we feel we are in danger, unfortunately a dog can’t express what he is feeling or what he is going through. So kindly pay attention to these symptoms and focus on the treatment.
- Burning and swelling disorder in the Throat: The chemicals present in the chlorine can cause the burn and swelling disorder in the throat of your pet. It could also lead to the problem in the digestive system.
- Brutal Pain in the stomach: If your pet drink water from the chlorine treated pool, then your pet can get sick. Sometimes it leads to the severe pain in the belly area or stomach. So be active while your dog is in the pool and he should not drink too much water from the pool.
Methods to prevent these problems:
- You have to constantly supervise and monitor your pets when they are swimming in chlorine or chemical pool as it can avoid many health problems or emergencies.
- To avoid the risk of skin allergies and other hot spots does wash the chlorine from your pet’s body and dry his body thoroughly after his swimming.
- When your pet is in the pool, then it’s your duty to keep a bowl of fresh water to drink for your pet. This will help your pet from drinking too much chlorinated water.
It has been observed that any type of chemical treated spas, pools or hot tubs can be harmful for health for not only pets but for humans also. To avoid the above mentioned issues one can consider the other alternative of chlorine.