Tips to Keep Your Dog’s Coat Healthy

By ArthurHoose

A happy dog means a healthy dog. Healthy dogs have shiny, strong fur. The dog coats Canada of your dog is a good indicator of their health, both physical and emotional. A healthy coat should not be brittle or coarse, but shiny and smooth. Your pet’s health and nutrition have an impact on the texture and lustre of their coat. Regular grooming and skin care will keep your dog’s hair clean and free from tangles.

Make sure they are stuffed with protein!

Poor diet and poor quality food are often reasons for a dull or lackluster coat. Dog hair is primarily protein-based, just like human hair. Low protein diets can lead to poor hair quality.

Buy dog food that contains a protein source first. Avoid food with preservatives, grains, or animal byproducts.

Instead of chicken meal, cornmeal, soy, or wheat, choose something with chicken, turkey, or lamb as the first ingredient.

Omega-3 is the best friend for dogs

Omegas are very effective in reducing inflammation and may be helpful for any skin issues your dog might have.

You can search for dog food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, or you can research Omega-3 supplements such as flaxseed oil or fish oils. You should always be cautious with supplements as too many could cause stomach upsets in your dog. Pet owners often add fresh or cooked fish to their dogs’ diets at least once per week. Some of the best options are salmon, tuna and sardines. Although results won’t be immediate, you will see a change in the coat and skin of your pet within 6 weeks.


Insufficient Omega-6 fatty acid can cause dry skin, hair loss, and irritation. Vegetable oils are high in omega 6. You can easily add a teaspoon of fresh sunflower or safflower oil to your daily diet. One teaspoon is enough for small dogs and one tablespoon for large dogs.

Make sure they have fresh food.

The above fatty acids should be included in good quality dog food… if they are properly stored! The nutritional value of food left out in the open will be lost. You must follow the storage instructions and ensure that your food is not left out.

Take a bath!

Regular baths will keep fungal and bacterial problems under control. However, it is important to not bathe them too often as this can cause skin damage. Some dogs’ skin needs only to be washed and bathed every other month.

Select the right shampoo

To prevent skin irritation, use a moisturizing shampoo and organic conditioner. Vitamin E products will soothe your dog’s skin and hair. Shampoos with oatmeal or aloe vera may be a good choice for dogs with dry skin. You can also find hypoallergenic shampoos and doggy shampoos that are made specifically for your dog’s skin and hair type.