How to Take Care of Your Dog's Fur

May 17, 2022

How to Take Care of Your Dog's Fur

Did you know that it's important to take care of your dog's grooming even if your dog stays indoors all the time? That's because their fur can still catch onto dirt, dust, and other allergens even within the home. Therefore, it is incredibly important that you regularly brush your dog's fur and schedule regular baths.

 

Brushing Your Dog's Fur

Why is it important to regularly brush your dog's hair? Well, if you don't regularly brush their fur, then shedding becomes a huge issue. To make sure your dog's fur looks nice and sleek, groom their undercoat at least twice a week. How often should you brush your dog? It really depends on the type of dog and type of fur, so you may need to check in with your vet. Dogs that have less fur usually do not need as much grooming than longer haired dogs, however they do require regular daily brushing as shorter fur tends to shed more.

 

Bathing Your Dog

It is definitely essential to bath your dog as part of their grooming routine. Regular baths can help keep their fur healthy and free of dirt, dust, and allergens as we mentioned above. However, make sure that you buy dog-specific shampoos as dog skin is different from human skin and can become extremely dry. On the other hand, over-bathing your dog can also lead to skin damage such as dryness, irritation, or even infection. So make sure you don't bath them too often, around once a month should do the trick. You should also check with your veterinarian to see what works best for your breed of dog.

 

Feed Quality Food & Treats

Aside from the bathing and brushing aspect in keeping your dog's fur shiny and healthy, making sure your dog is eating the right foods is also incredibly important. Giving your dog a healthy diet and a good amount of exercise can help keep their fur looking smooth and, at the same time, help them maintain a healthy weight. Check with your vet to see if the food you are offering your dog includes all the nutrients your dog needs to stay energized and healthy. Although treats are snacks for dogs, you can also make sure that they incorporate healthy components that can boost their fur health. One of our favorite treats to give is Petaxin Omega Care which includes 200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids as well as biotin and zinc to help reduce shedding, dry, itchy skin and improve your dog's overall skin health.

Use Coconut Oil

Did you know that coconut oil is great for your dog's fur? It can act like an emollient, pulling dirt off the surface of your dog's fur and keeping it from re-attaching back onto the clear hairs. In addition, coconut oil dries quickly and won't leave an oily residue on your dog or onto whatever your dog touches. In addition, coconut oil is know to have some antibacterial properties that can help reduce skin infections. You can try applying it to your dog's fur whenever you bath or brush your dog.

 

The Takeaway

There are several benefits to taking care of your dog's fur than just the appearance aspect. Good grooming habits can help your dog also feel better and avoid allergic reactions to the dust that accumulate on their fur as they lay around the house. So start a healthy grooming routine today for your beloved fur bud.

 





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