Seasonal changes, medical conditions, and diet can all have an effect on your dog’s skin and coat. While regular brushing, bathing, and grooming are all essential to keeping your pup looking and feeling their best, some dogs may also suffer from skin allergies, making it more difficult to maintain a nice, shiny coat.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to help your pup out. Between shampoos, brushes, treats, and specially formulated food, you can find a way to keep your dog’s coat looking its best while also maintaining healthy skin!
Here are five products to use to help make your dog’s coat as shiny and healthy as possible!
1. Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner
This convenient two-in-one shampoo and conditioner made by Buddy Wash is for use on all breeds. It’s soap free, alcohol free, and best of all, is not tested on animals!
This product contains essential oils, mint, botanical extracts, and aloe vera to help treat dry or irritated skin. The lavender will help calm your pup down while soothing their skin, making bath time enjoyable for all.
The gentle formula makes it safe for frequent use on puppies and adult dogs alike.
2. FURminator Brush For Dogs
Groomers and pet owners both rave about this brush that helps reduce shedding significantly. Especially now, when some pet grooming facilities are closed, it’s important to keep up with your pet’s usual brushing and grooming.
This brush is known for its design, which removes the excess hair from both your dog’s top and undercoat to reduce shedding. It has straight bristles on one side of the brush and bent on the other, making it versatile and effective in removing tangles and matting.
Also, the plastic on the brush itself is antimicrobial and will help prevent and fight any germs or bacteria that may end up on the brush.
3. Dry Food For Dogs With Sensitive Skin & Stomachs
Purina Pro Plan Focus is a dry dog food formulated for small to large adult dogs. The ingredients include salmon, oatmeal, and rice, which makes it easy to digest for pups with sensitive stomachs while also helping the coat from the inside out!
With the first ingredient being salmon, the omega 3 fatty acids will help your dog’s joints while the omega 6 fatty acids help keep your dog’s coat and skin healthy. This food is ideal for dogs with allergies as it does not contain any soy, corn, or wheat.
4. Skin & Coat Care Dog Treats
These treats made by SmartBones are rawhide free and perfect for maintaining healthy coats, skin, and even teeth! The sticks are made from ingredients such as chicken, vegetables, vitamins, and minerals, all while having a delicious flavor your pet will love!
Seeing as these treats don’t contain rawhide, there’s no risk of your dog breaking the treat into small, dangerous-to-digest pieces. But like all treats you give to your furry friend, always make sure to supervise your dog!
5. Prescription Diet Treats
Hill’s Prescription Diet Hypo treats are formulated for dogs with skin conditions and food sensitivities. These crunchy treats have an appealing flavor and also help to clean your dog’s teeth.
The treats contain various vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and antioxidants which all aid in the care of your dog’s skin and coat, especially when they’re prone to skin issues. It also contains hydrolyzed chicken liver protein to control adverse reactions from food.
Please note, while these treats can be given to dogs without any prior skin problems, they are in fact designed for dogs with dermatological issues and will require an authorization from your vet when purchasing.
Do you use any products to keep your dog’s coat healthy? What are your best canine coat care tips? Let us know in the comments below!
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