The bite of the cold air can be harsh on the sensitive skin of our furry best friends, causing dry dog skin in winter months. Dry skin can be uncomfortable for dogs, especially when it starts to flake off and build up in their fur. There are steps you can take to care for dog bathing and grooming in winter months to ensure dog coats are maintained.
How to look after dry dog skin and coats in winter:
Bathing dogs in winter
Owners should bathe their dog less in the winter months, as this can dry out their skin. When you do wash your dog, use one with hydrating properties. Our Soothe & Calm Shampoo is a hypoallergenic natural dog shampoo with no artificial colours or fragrances, and no chemical foaming agents. It’s perfectly made for soothing dry dog skin in winter. This shampoo contains hydrating oatmeal and calming lavender oil to hydrate flaky, dehydrated skin to leave your best friend soft, smooth and happy!
Steps to take for grooming dogs in winter
Luckily for owners, it’s apparent when dogs are suffering from dry dog skin in winter. You’ll spot the dead skin flakes clinging to fur, and they will be scratching more fervently than usual.
During winter, dog grooming is required more frequently.
- Brush your dog often; the act of repeatedly and regularly brushing will bring the natural oils down from the roots to the full length of the hair. This help to maintain your dog’s healthy coat. We especially recommend this if you’re a homeowner that regularly keeps the heating on. The frequent blasts of warm air can dry your dog’s skin out. It can particularly cause havoc as your dog is going from cold outside air into a hot home.
- Skin and coat pigmentation, also known as dog winter nose, can occur through the colder winter months. Whilst it can’t always be guaranteed that colour will return, if your dog had good pigmentation in the last, then dog winter nose supplements can help. We recommend our Elderberry and Nettle Extract for Dogs; an iron and iodine-rich liquid that will improve the skin renewal process.
- For an all-rounder supplement that will help dry dog skin in winter, we recommend using omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for dogs. Omega Star for Dogs is specially formed to effectively enrich both a dog’s skin and coat by using only superior natural ingredients. It contains flaxseed oil and is a source of vitamin E. The omega oils help to nourish the skin’s moisture barrier which not only makes it more hydrated it also improves it protective qualities.
Discuss any of our skin and coat natural supplements for dogs that we have available with one of our experienced advisors. Please get in touch on 01308 897272 or use our contact form. Plus, get free UK delivery on orders over £50!
Please remember, you should always consult a vet if you are concerned about your pet’s health.