For some of you humanz, you may like takin’ your dogs to dog to shows or ya just might want em to look good. I gots ta tell ya though, us dogs like havin’ a purdy coat too! We sure don’t wanna be all nappy lookin’ and a nice clean shiny coat makes us feel good too! My Lady says a purdy shiny coat comes from bein’ healthy, but there are a few ways to make your dogs coat shiny that my Lady wants ta tell ya ’bout.
Ways To Make Your Dogs Coat Shiny
Brush them regularly. Nothing is easier than grabbing a brush and sitting down to brush your dog. Not only will it help their coat to be shinier, it can help get rid of tangles and excess fur that would typically gather as dust bunnies around your house. Most dogs also thoroughly enjoy the time and attention you are giving them as you brush them and talk to them. Just like their human counterparts, these little acts mean a lot and make them feel loved.
Get rid of the parasites. Parasites like fleas, ticks and similar can seriously dull your dogs coat. Not only are they irritating to your dog, they are dangerous. These critters carry a ton of disease, as well as potential for infection from bites and wounds. One of the best things you can do for your dog is to make sure they are properly treated for fleas and ticks. This will keep their skin safe, which will result in healthy hair and coat.
Change their food. There is a lot to be said about choosing a good wholesome diet and/or a homemade dog food regimen, and the health of their skin and hair is top on the list. Organic, and all natural, foods are great, but homemade dog foods can be controlled so much easier than store bought dog foods. This can also help you to eliminate items in their diet that may be causing skin irritations and stomach upset, both of which can give them a dull coat. If they aren’t getting the nutrients they need from their food, their skin, nails and hair will be some of the first things to show evidence of the lack.
Bathe them regularly with the right shampoo. While many would grab their own shampoo or even some dish washing liquid back in the day to give their pet a bath, this isn’t always safe. Not only can these chemicals hurt their skin, they can also dull their coat. Make sure the shampoo you are using is safe for your dogs.
These ways to make your dogs coat shiny are really simple to put into place. Better diet and proper grooming are going to make the largest impact in the shine of your dogs coat. These actions will help give your dog the most beautiful coat you could imagine them having.