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How Brushing Helps Your Dog's Skin During Cold Months

23 Dec 2010 | by kamlesh | Posted in: Wellness

How Brushing Helps Your Dog's Skin During Cold Months

The cold, dry air does a number on skin during the winter. Scratching, redness, flaking and dandruff are all signs that your dog is suffering from dry skin. The easiest way to maintain a dog's healthy skin is regular brushing, which removes dead hair, encouraging the growth of a new, healthier coat. Additionally, brushing stimulates circulation, which will help your dog stay warmer.

Another way to improve your dog's skin and coat is by using a natural moisturizing shampoo that contains oatmeal. Since your dog likely spends most of his time at home, the use of humidifiers can also help. Dog food, treats and supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can also help promote long term skin and coat health, making your pooch shiny and soft to the touch. 

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Comments

Atul Khanna
Thanks.By omega-3 you mean we can give codliver oil,if so what amount?

By: Atul Khanna | 26 Dec 2010

Nishaant
Fish oil is better but little expensive option than cod liver oil (though this too is a kind of fish oil only).

By: Nishaant | 27 Dec 2010

Nishaant
but if you give fish oil (u can give 2 capsules a day) you need to give Vit E supplement as fish oil deplets Vit E from the body.

By: Nishaant | 27 Dec 2010

Bijal
I'd started one cap. of seacode cap. to my 3 yrs lab last month. But it doesnt suits him I'nk. His mouth was became red within 3-4 days. coat was going good but this prob. make me to stop that capsule. Any suggestion?

By: Bijal | 27 Dec 2010

Nishaant
I give "Healtheries Omegatone Natural Fish Oil". A bottle of (1000mg X 100 caps) costs Rs. 1200/- and if we buy 3, then it costs Rs. 940/- per bottle. I thought it was costly so I searched the web for other brands but they too are as costly as this. I give 2 tablets a day for a 30 Kg weight of dog and it suits them well.

Stop cod liver oil capsules if they do not suit your dog or ask the vet why redness has occured.

By: Nishaant | 27 Dec 2010

Bijal
Thanks Nishant. I already have stopped it after 4 days. Now i'm very much doubt to give any capsule or supplement to my pooh. i dont want to put him in pain. The coat is ok even without it. so let it be what he is.

By: Bijal | 27 Dec 2010

Nishaant
It's nice of you to say let the coat remain as it is. But fish oil is not given only to improve coat and for aesthetic purpose. Fish oil contains omega-3 essential fatty acids - Eicosapentanoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA). EPA can help promote the formation of natural anti-inflammatory substances which may benefit skin, heart & joint health. DHA may benefit brain, vision, memory & learning functions. Together EPA & DHA are an essential combination of fatty acids to maintain the health of cells in our / dog's body. Why don't u ask your vet and show ur dog to him?

By: Nishaant | 27 Dec 2010

Bijal
Thanks. very informative. In the Next visit to vet I'll ask my vet.

By: Bijal | 27 Dec 2010

Carola Gathala
There is a specific supplement for dogs called 'Glossy Coat' with Omega 3 and 6, amongst other goodies, which is really good. I started giving it to my Pug puppy, on my vet's recommendation, when he had skin problems during the monsoon season and have continued with it as a daily supplement. It's Rs. 350 for a 450g bottle at the pet shop. There is a smaller bottle as well which I think is about Rs.150 approx

Check out the link for product info: http://vhgroup.in/vhgroup/arch ive/pets/glossyCoat.htm

By: Carola Gathala | 04 Jan 2011

Anil @ DoggiesDude
give olive oil and forget about the rest.

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 08 Jan 2011

Anil @ DoggiesDude
Nutricoat is better than Glossy. Glossy takes atleast 6 months to show result while Nitricoats shows in 2 momths

By: Anil @ DoggiesDude | 08 Jan 2011

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