Dog Hair Care Tips to Keep Them Looking Their Best

Written By: VetriScience

Hair-care routines aren't just for humans anymore. Keep your pet looking their best from nose to tail by keeping their coat healthy, nourished, and well-groomed.

Here are 3 easy tips we recommend for keeping your dog’s coat looking and feeling amazing between visits to the groomer.

1. Brush their coat often

Whether your dog’s coat is coarse, silky, or curly, grooming is important! Not only can grooming be a bonding experience for you and your dog, it helps distribute the natural oils on the skin throughout the fur, and it offers a great chance to check your dog for anything out of the ordinary. Giving them a thorough routine brushing is one way to keep their coat looking great.

Build your grooming kit with a soft-bristle brush, a comb, and a pin or slicker brush. If your dog has a thick undercoat, invest in a good de-shedding tool or undercoat rake. The longer and thicker the coat, the more often they should receive a good brushing.

2. Feed nutritious foods and treats

Good food can go a long way! A dog’s skin is nourished by what they eat, so it’s important to know what their food and treats are made of. Dog food with nutritious ingredients like Omega-3 essential fatty acids and zinc—and without excess fillers and artificial colors and flavors—will help to keep their skin and coat healthy. To add a nutritious boost to your pet's diet, consider adding a multivitamin for dogs.

When shopping for treats, chews, and snacks for your dog, be sure to look for products with natural, healthy ingredients.

3. Daily skin & coat supplements

Every year, thousands of dog owners bring their dog to the vet for concerns about skin health. Skin & coat supplements like Derma Strength® can be given daily to help maintain skin’s elasticity and resilience, and promote a full, shiny coat. Small, bite-sized chews are packed with quality ingredients like salmon oil and Vitamin E to support normal shedding and coat’s natural sheen and luster.

You can also add a probiotic supplement to your dog's routine to help support their gut health. A healthy, comfortable gut can lead to stronger, healthier skin!

What are some ways you help keep your dog’s skin and coat looking their best year-round? Tag us @vetriscience on Instagram or @vetrisciencepro on Facebook to let us know!  

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