If you’re a pet owner, then you’ll know how much you strive to take the very best care of them you can. Sometimes, you can still instinctively that something’s not quite right.

You can tell a lot about the general health of your dog by the condition of their coat. A dog that is healthy will have a coat that’s strong and shiny. Pay attention to your dog’s skin and hair and you’ll find you learn so much more about their overall health.

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Bathtime Buddies

 

Looking after your dog with regular bathing and brushing will help the bond between you and your dog grow. Giving your dog your attention and showing affection will strengthen your relationship. We all love our pets, but when we’re busy, we might forget to show it sometimes. Just like human relationships, you need to nurture that bond with your furry friend.

 

Beauty and Vitality Start From The Inside

 

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Having shiny, healthy fur start with the right diet. Protein and amino acids are the main components of hairs physical structure. So if it is lacking lustre, or is brittle, then it could be a sign that their diet is lacking in vital nutrients. If you aren’t sure, check out exactly you should be feeding your dog with your vet. They are best placed to advise on their nutritional needs and other essential pet care facts. There are pet supplements that can add therapeutic doses of extra nutrients. Supplements are useful in getting your pooch’s fur back in tip top condition.

 

Don’t Leave Hair Loss Unchecked

 

Bald patches or excessive hair loss on your furry friend’s coat is usually an indication that there is something else amiss. The rate hair is shed varies from season to season and differs between breeds of dogs. the age of your pup can have an influence too. Hair loss can be caused by anything from environmental factors to something far more serious like a tumor. Do get your pet to the vet as soon as you can to make sure it’s nothing sinister!

 

Unwanted Guests

 

One of the biggest enemies of your pooch’s fur are the dreaded parasites. Parasites can make your dog unwell in a variety of ways. From a mere irritation to causing life-threatening conditions if left untreated. Some parasites don’t confine themselves to dogs. Certain nasty critters can spread infection and transmit diseases to people. We all want our dogs to look good, but we also want them to feel good at the same time. We love to treat our pets and treat them like a member of the family. From a fancy new collar to tasty treats, we love to pamper and show off our furry friends.

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Dylan wonders if this is really necessary…

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Splashing Out

 

Regular brushing and washing will keep your pooch’s fur looking glossy and healthy. Choose a suitable shampoo formulated for your furry friend. Brush out fur when wet to avoid pull and tugs. Your dog may not like bath time, but with perseverance and a gentle touch, they may well grow to enjoy it!

 

If your pet pup is displaying any of these signs, then it’s best to get them checked over by a vet as soon as possible. A dog’s health can decline quite rapidly, and by the time the coat is affected it could have been going on for some time. The problem may turn out to be minor, but it’s always a good idea to make sure.

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