A beautiful coat on your four-legged friend is not something to be taken for granted, because both short-haired and long-haired dogs require regular care! Unfortunately, some dog owners still make the mistake of washing their dog’s fur using shampoos that are actually intended for humans. This can have a very negative effect on the health of a dog’s coat and skin, as shampoos for humans are often far too aggressive! Below are some simple tips for grooming your dog.
Brush the coat regularly
Regular grooming not only has a very positive effect on coat health, it also promotes social contact between dog and owner. Above all, brushing the coat, once a week for short-haired breeds and possibly more often for long-haired breeds, is very important for the social interaction between owner and animal. A soft natural bristle brush or a dog brush with rubber nubs is recommended for brushing. Loose hair can be easily removed using a so-called Furminator. Brushing should always be done gently against the grain and removing hair with a Furminator should always be done with the grain. Brushing has the advantage that the animal’s skin is massaged very well and blood circulation is promoted, which is why dogs usually find brushing their fur very pleasant.
Do not bathe dogs too often and only with dog shampoo!
Of course, bathing your dog cannot be completely avoided, especially if your four-legged friend has happily rolled around in something that people don’t necessarily find smelling good. However, bathing should not be done too often, especially with short-haired breeds, and the owner is generally only allowed to soap the dog with a special dog shampoo. Bathing too often and using the wrong shampoo will dry out the dog’s skin, which can also have a negative impact on the health of the coat. By the way, the health of the coat can also be very well supported with the help of a targeted diet and possibly with special additional food containing nutrients that are important for the coat! If a dog’s fur shows thin spots or other unusual visual characteristics despite regular care, the owner should check the animal for parasites and, if necessary, take it to the vet for further health tests.
The right food is crucial for a healthy coat
Well, good food comes at a price, but do you save on your own food? Finding a well-tolerated dog food is not always easy; every dog, like every person, reacts differently. Basically, however, you should avoid discount food and prepare something fresh for your dog. Make sure you get enough nutrients and variety. In addition, we can offer you our DOG FIT by PreThis® SHINE with Omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids as well as a high-quality vitamin B preparation, such as DOG FIT by PreThis® Vitamin B complex for dogs and to strengthen the joints the DOG FIT by PreThis® JOINTS.
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