Tips to Keeping a Dog’s Fur Healthy

What’s the first thing someone does when they come up to a dog? They pet it. A dog’s coat is one of its greatest assets. Fur keeps it warm, protects it from harm and attracts the attention of passersby.

Here are some tips to keeping a dog’s fur healthy:

Eat right:

Nutrition is the most important thing for an animal. Feed your dog a diet loaded with proteins and carbohydrates. It should also have a balance of vitamins and minerals.

Add oil to food:

Add one teaspoon of flaxseed or fish oil to your dog’s food every day. Unhealthy skin can be caused by a lack of omega fatty acids. Oil will make your dog’s coat shine, as well as reduce shedding.

Brush frequently:

It was a chore as a child, but now that you are older you understand the importance of brushing your pet. By brushing once a week, you prevent matting and decrease the buildup of dirt and dust.

Use different shampoos & conditioners:

Identify the type of fur your dog has and then apply the appropriate shampoo 1-2 a week. Use moisturizing shampoos to soften the fur, soothing shampoos for irritated skin and botanical conditioners for a softer, healthier fur.

Visit the vet:

The veterinarian will oversee everything you are doing. Make regular appointments. And don’t think you can do everything for your dog.

Visit the dog groomer:

Your local dog groomer will make sure your dog’s coat is as healthy as possible. The groomer will provide a wash and shampoo, brush the fur, give a haircut (if necessary), and apply special conditioner if necessary. A groomer can also make sure a dog’s fur is healthy and in good shape.

*Pet your dog:*

After putting your furry friend through all this care and rigor, it’s time to reward him or her. Pet your dog everyday!