Proper skin care is an important factor in maintaining your dog’s overall health.
Here’s some information about skin care that dog owners need to know:
- To test the condition of your dog’s skin, give it a thorough inspection-the skin should be free of flaking, sores, lesions, or any other abnormalities. It also shouldn’t appear dry. To test for dryness, lightly pinch a small amount between your fingers; the skin should resume its natural shape quickly and not stay “bunched” together for more than a couple of seconds.
- Just like humans, dogs need a healthy diet to maintain healthy skin. Premium pet foods contain essential oils necessary for healthy skin, along with vitamin complexes to facilitate the proper utilization of those oils. If you’re feeding your dog less than premium food, you may need to add nutritional supplements such as Lipiderm(TM) and Shed-X(TM) to ensure that your dog is getting the nutrition necessary for healthy skin.
While diet alone isn’t the answer for all canine skin conditions, poor nutrition is a common cause of several skin problems. At Pet Supermarket, we carry a wide selection of premium foods with many different formulas, so we’re sure to have just the one your dog needs for healthy skin and a healthy, happy life.