Simple Solutions for Dry Skin and Coat
Does your dog’s coat lose its luster in winter? Or, does your dog
seem to continually itch from fall to spring? Winter’s cold, dry
weather and the increased air circulation, forced heat, and lowered
humidity of your home all take a toll on your dog’s skin and coat
health. In fact, winter skin and coat problems are common concerns
of most dog owners. However, there are simple ways to help keep your
dog’s coat beautiful and skin healthy.
PROBLEM: Dull Hair coat
SOLUTION: Loss of coat luster can be due to a variety of factors.
These can include some health concerns, such as hormonal imbalances,
parasites, and allergies. However, the most common cause of a dull
hair coat is poor nutrition. Lower levels of protein and essential
fatty acids are common culprits.
Therefore, it is important that your dog is fed a diet rich in
proteins, essential fatty acids, and more including Omega-6 fatty
acids to help keep your dog’s coat healthy. Supplement any diet with
product that uses powerful marine lipids and flaxseed oil to help
promote soft, silky, and luxurious coats.
PROBLEM: Flea Bite Dermatitis
SOLUTION: Fleas thrive, unfortunately, in almost every area of the
world. True, they prefer areas with high humidity and mild winters,
so in the southern United States, fleas are a definite year-round
threat. But even in northern portions of the country fleas can sneak
into your home and survive the winter, either actively or in their
dormant state. In fact, mid-winter indoor flea infestations can be
the worst. By the time you spot the first signs of fleas they have
had ample time to establish a stronghold throughout your home.
The best protection against fleas requires you to maintain your flea
and tick control regimen year-round. An increase in Omega-3 fatty
acids in your dog's diet may also help, especially if your dog has
an allergic reaction to fleas. Plus use Omega-3 Gel Caps supplement
to help reduce inflammation from flea bites.
PROBLEM: Dry, Flaky Skin
SOLUTION: Your home’s furnace or central air system emits dry heat.
This low humidity environment can rob your dog’s skin of necessary
moisture, which results in dry, flaky, and sensitive skin. True,
your dog’s body continually replaces this layer of damaged skin.
However, if left unmanaged, the condition will continue throughout
the winter. Worse, damaged skin – and your dog’s incessant
scratching to relieve its itch – opens the door for more serious
Daily use of a slicker promotes circulation and stimulates and
distributes natural oils to help moisturize your dog’s skin. In the
winter, reduce bathing frequency, which can also rob your dog’s body
of essential moisture. When baths are necessary use a gentle oatmeal
based shampoo with Oat Beta Glucan for gentle cleansing and follow
up with a moisturizing conditioner. Increasing the humidity in your
home may help as well.
PROBLEM: Indoor Allergies
SOLUTION: Irritants can wreak havoc on your dog’s skin and coat
health throughout the year. However, during the winter months, your
dog spends the majority of her time inside your home. Even in the
cleanest homes, indoor allergens thrive during the winter months and
forced air heat may keep them circulating throughout your home. As a
result, your dog cannot escape from the dust, insects, and other
allergens that are trapped inside your home.
Allergy relief is simple however try Omega-3 Gel Caps. This
nutritional supplement is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids to maintain
healthy skin when allergen levels may be high. For moderate to
severe allergies, use a combination of Omega-3 Gel Caps with Healthy
Coat Allergy Tabs for long-lasting allergy protection at an
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This information is provided by Animals Deserve Better Inc a 501 c
(3) animal rescue and humane educational organization. Please
discuss any and all of these questions and solutions with your
veterinarian this information is for general purposes only. See your
veterinarian for an accurate diagnosis.
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