Keeping your dog's fur healthy is important in ensuring the comfort and healthy appearance of your dog.
The following are six mistakes that you need to avoid if you want to ensure that your dog's fur stays in good condition and your canine companion stays as comfortable and happy as possible:
Failing to protect your dog from the elements outside
Your dog's skin and coat are susceptible to damage from the elements if you leave your dog outside much of time.
You can protect your dog by offering shade that will provide protection from the sun's harsh UV rays. Also, you can provide shelter from precipitation so that your dog's coat is becoming soaked with rain water.
Having your dog bathed very rarely or too often
You need to bathe your dog with the right frequency. Bathing your dog too often can results in excessively dry, itchy skin and fur. On the other hand, bathing too infrequently can also lead to irritation and the development of infections of pests like ticks and fleas.
Not ensuring that your dog is taking in adequate nutrients
Your dog's diet is going to have a strong influence on the health of your dog's fur. Nutrients that are important for protecting the health of your dog's skin and fur include biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E, and omega fatty acids.
Failing to brush your dog's fur on a regular basis
Brushing your dog's fur will help to remove debris and pests like fleas and ticks. If you don't brush your dog's fur often enough, it can become matted and lead to skin infections due to moisture that is constantly held close to the skin surface.
Not paying adequate attention to the skin underneath the fur
The condition of your dog's fur is in large part determined by the condition of the skin underneath. You need to inspect your dog's skin occasionally and look out for signs of dryness and irritation. You can apply a moisturizer or other skin conditioning treatment to improve the health of your dog's fur if you detect any abnormalities.
Being unable to recognize the signs of an unhealthy coat of fur
If you know the signs of an unhealthy coat of fur, you can seek treatment immediately and prevent the condition from progressing. Signs of an unhealthy coat include brittle hair with a lot of loose hairs that fall out easily. Bald spots are a sign of fur that could be infested with mites or another pest.
Contact a pet grooming service for more information and assistance.Share
10 August 2017
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