Hot Under the Collar!
Although the weather is taking it’s time to warm up this year, we are already getting an increase in Customers who contact us about their dogs having seasonal, non-specific skin disorders. Over the coming weeks we’re going to be sharing a series of blog articles that are designed to give you all the information you need to understand about skin disorders, what can cause them and most importantly how to help your dog deal with them.
We’re kicking off the series with the perfect introduction – So what actually is a ‘Skin Disorder’? – written by our guest blogger from Nature’s Menu, vet Dr Claire Miller. This gives you an overview of how the skin is constructed, the common symptoms of a skin disorder and also how to combat them.
We have developed a four step plan for helping with Skin Disorders – each one get’s it’s own blog article to give you the best possible information on how to stop your dog getting hot under the collar.
Step 1 – Who’s been sleeping in my bed? – looks at the role your dog’s bedding plays in their overall skin health, after all dog’s spend in excess of 10 hours per day sleeping so it’s understandable that where they sleep plays a large role in their skin health.
Step 2 – Itchy skin, grooming for relief – explores how a consistent and effective grooming regime for your dog can help reduce skin disorder symptoms and maintain a healthy skin and coat. This blog comes from Sally Hart professional dog groomer, she opened her first grooming salon in 1995 and opened Tail Waggers Dog Grooming in 2006.
Step 3 – Nutrition’s role in skin health – our second blog from Vet Dr Claire Millar explores how diet can impact on the over health of your dog’s skin. It’s often said “you are what you eat” and this applies just as much to your dog as it does to your own diet. Raw diets are one of the best choices when it comes to easing skin disorders, the flexibility they provide to tailor dietary needs to individual needs can be key to managing a skin disorder.
Step 4 – Herbal medicines for treating skin disorders – carefully formulated and properly regulated herbal medicines have proved over many years to be a more permanent answer to many of the non-specific skin disorders that dogs suffer from. What are the benefits of using herbal medicines instead of a synthetic one? This blog provides you with all the facts you need to understand more about our licensed herbal medicines for the treatment of skin disorders.
What’s more our Skin Duo packs are currently on offer at 20% (no further discounts apply) for a limited time only – between 16th May and 12th June you can buy Garlic & Fenugreek Tablets and Mixed Vegetable Tablets together as a Skin Duo pack. This offer isn’t usually available but brings together our two popular licensed medicines in one convenient pack. Each pack contains a matched size of each medicine, and also whilst stocks last you’ll also receive a free sample of our Oatmeal Advance shampoo.
And finally before you go! Don’t forget that we’ve also got a fantastic photo competition for you and your dog, just enter a picture of your dog enjoying the first signs of summer in our fantastic photo competition to be in with a chance of winning a designer collar and lead set from Holly & Lil (worth an awesome £190!) – 10 runners up will receive a Skin Duo pack. Click here to enter this great competition.
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