Additional ways to promote a healthy dog coat and skin
Brush daily. Regular brushing helps distribute the natural oils in the skin to the coat, moisturizing the hair and leading to a shinier, glossier coat.
Limit bathing. The general rule of thumb is to bathe a healthy dog once a month.
The right shampoo. Use an all natural, mild, and hypoallergenic dog shampoo or human baby shampoo. Consider shampoos with moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera and oatmeal. Avoid shampoos with added chemicals and toxic ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, synthetic fragrances, triclosan, and polysorbates.
Oatmeal. Oatmeal cleanses skin, locks in moisture, and relieves itching. To make an oatmeal bath, grind a cup of oatmeal into fine pieces and add to warm bath water. Bathe your pup in the oatmeal solution for 10-15 minutes, gently massaging the water into his coat. Rinse fully.
Other nutritional supplements. Some people swear by dog-friendly omega-3 and omega-6 supplements. Please speak to your vet before adding these to your pup’s meal, as too many add-ons could cause indigestion or diarrhea.