One important aspect of your furry friend’s well-being is their skin and coat health.
Your dog’s skin is the largest organ of their body and provides a protective barrier against bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Their coat protects their skin from sunburn and aids in regulating body temperature.
Their coat’s appearance can also tell you about their overall health, so any changes in the texture may indicate an underlying health problem.
That means maintaining your furbaby’s skin and coat health is not only essential for their looks but also for their comfort and wellness.
We’ve rounded up 4 ways to help keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy!
Groom your dog regularly
Brushing your dog’s coat can help remove dirt, debris, and loose hair. It can even stimulate the skin, promoting healthy blood flow. This is also the perfect time for you to check your pup for any bumps, sores, or rashes they may have.
Provide them with plenty of water
Similar to humans, healthy skin = hydrated skin! And just like us, they need to drink enough to prevent dehydration, and help their organs – including their skin and coat – function properly. Make sure to leave a fresh, clean, and easily accessible bowl of water in their space.
Bathe your dog routinely
If your doggo spends a lot of time outside – swimming or playing in the dirt – they may need a regular bath! Baths help prevent skin irritation and bacterial or pathogenic infections. Additionally, baths may control excess oils that can potentially cause skin problems.
Feed your furbaby a balanced diet
Your canine companion’s skin and coat thrive not only through external care but through their diet as well. Ensure that they get their daily intake of food rich in essential nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids which are known to maintain the skin barrier and support a glossy coat
A healthy furbaby is a happy furbaby. Even though their shiny coats seem like just another wonderful thing to look at, its appearance and maintenance is imperative to their health.
With a little bit of effort and care, you can help your dog maintain a healthy coat and skin through a balanced diet, accessible water, and regular bathing and grooming.