Dog Skin Care Basics

In this post we are going to take a look at a basic skin care guide for your dog. Taking care of your dogs hygiene, keeping them nice, clean and healthy will protect them from things like dry skin, skin infections matted coats and all other related skin conditions.

As much the same as with us, preventive precautions far outweighs the problems it can cause down the line.

Keeping your dogs skin in good shape will make him happier, healthier and above all, he’ll love you even more for looking after his well-being

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Healthy Diet

For best results feed your dog quality food and void artificial bulk manufactured crap can foods. Feed your dog can food every meal is like you living on a can of spam or other processed foods that has no goodness or nutrition in it.

All that stuff does is fills a hole in the stomach for the night and make a turd out of the next day. No value what so ever.

You can click here to get some free homemade doggy meals that are simple to make, better for your dog and will have your dogs skin shining and looking the best its ever been.

If you still persistent in buy commercial foods, look for stuff with mega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as they are necessary for proper skin and coat health. At the bear minimum try to avoid chocolate, avocado and these other foods.

Proper Bathing

The shampoo that we use isn’t the best to used on your pooch. Without getting all nerdy its all got to do with pH levels and alkaline. In a nutshell our shampoo is designed for pH levels 5.2 to 6.2, on the acidic side where dog’s pH level falls between 5.5 to 7.5 — more of an alkaline concentration.

Therefore using our shampoo on the mutt can create improper balance causing all sorts of things like nasty bacteria, parasites and viruses can party down on your dogs tender epidermis. We’re not saying here to strictly not use human shampoo just not all the time. Mix it up or even just make your own dog shampoo

Do check the labels for the pH information, as well as for artificial fragrances — to be avoided — and look for all-natural skin moisturizers, such as vitamin E or aloe vera.

Just like us humans, dogs do get effected by hypigmentation mainly on the nose area and more common to dashshounds. Us humans can use skin lightening creams for our pigmentation but dogs on the other hand are very limited in the ointments that are available. Learn more about pigmentation and dogs here…

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