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6 Best Ways to Put Oil Back in a Dog’s Skin, a Helpful Guide!

There’s no doubt that our favorite little pooches are adorable and precious. Especially when we discover that last year (2019) doggie loving Americans spent a record $95.7 billion on their pets, according to a National Pet Survey.

We’ve lavished our fur babies with love and attention in a myriad of ways, including pet beds fit for a little woofy prince, cute little outfits, and also ways to keep their skin and coat, smooth and glossy.

There’s nothing quite like a handsome, shiny coat as a symbol of good canine health, but

Keeping your doggie’s skin moisturized and beautiful can sometimes need a little attention.

So if you want to know the 6 best ways to put oil back in your dog’s skin, then read on!

What are the 6 best ways to put oil back in your dog’s skin?

  • Carefully regulated Bathing
  • MC3-T oil
  • Invest in a humidifier
  • Vitamin E
  • Good grooming practices
  • Olive oil

Ok so now we’ve hit the brief, let’s delve right in and find out god you can protect your doggie’s skin and put back those all-important oils to make him comfortable and glowing with health!

But first, let’s check out what causes dry skin in dogs, so you can more easily understand why he might need some ways to put the oil back in his coat.

What causes dry skin in dogs?

When the weather changes, or even when the conditions within a dog’s indoor environment change it can be time for dry skin to appear.

According to expert Dr. Juliette Bouillon, assistant professor at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine,

 “Dry skin in dogs can be due to environmental changes, such as cold weather in the winter or low air humidity”.

Does poor quality food cause dry skin in dogs?

Another factor could be your dog’s food. Dr. Bouillon also remarks that one of the chief reasons for lackluster and flaky skin could be poor nutrition.

A diet that is deficient in proteins, essential fatty acids, and vitamins could be causing dry skin.

A healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky, or bumpy.

Although health and nutrition influence the shine and texture of your dog’s coat from the inside, regular grooming and skincare on the outside will also help keep your dog’s coat clean and free of tangles, no matter what type of hair coat he has.

“A diet that is deficient in proteins, essential fatty acids and vitamins could be causing dry skin.”

So now we can understand a little easier why your dog might need some skin-loving, let’s get on to the first way to put the oil back in your dog’s skin, bathing.

Carefully regulated bathing

We all know how gorgeous smelling our fur babies are after a refreshing bath, but it’s important not to give them too many.

Make sure you never use human shampoo on your dog as it can seriously upset the PH balance of their skin resulting in skin problems.

Although dogs often have thick coats, their skin is far more delicate than yours is. So always use a good quality bath product specially formulated for dogs.

Set a routine and once established take a look at the shampoo. The right type of after bath conditioning spray can help by softening and moisturizing the skin of your dog.

There are also some other amazing products that can help dogs who excessively shed and help to release the undercoat during the bath.

Many of these extra conditioning treatments are enriched with all kinds of doggie skin goodies such as Omega 3 & 6, fatty acids and chamomile extract, and also the incredible moisturizing quality of  Aloe Vera.

MC3-T Oil

Another way of supporting and adding oils back into your puppy angel’s skin is by using MC3-T oil.

This power-packed oil is not only good for brain health but also helps build healthy immune systems and is made from super organic cold-pressed coconut oil.

With no nasties such as added chemicals or palm oil, it’s pure and natural with the natural smell and the taste of coconut which your doggies will love!

It contains a substantial 7000 mg of Caprylic Acid, which gives it immense anti-fungal properties, while also prevents and treats yeast infections, kills candida yeast cells in the gut and skin, and is perfect for digestive and skin health.

Invest in a Humidifier

Low humidity both inside and out can cause dry skin and can result in the condition worsening.

So always be mindful of the weather when taking the doggie out for his daily exercise.

Very cold weather can also lead to dry skin so try to monitor it if it gets really cold, and also, think about adding a coat to your little pooch to help keep him a little warmer on his walks. If your dog has very dry skin, it might even be worth limiting walks to bare necessities on extra chilly days.

In winter with the increasing use of heating, this can also lead to conditions to make dry skin worse so it might be worth investing in a humidifier as this will help your pet avoid problems with dry skin.

 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E oil can either be applied directly to the affected skin area or given internally.

However, do always check with your own vet first if you are thinking of giving vitamin E oil internally for the correct dosage as every breed of dog will require its own specific amount.

Giving your poor flaky little pup a lovely vitamin E oil-enriched massage and perhaps a soak in the bathtub with vitamin E oil in the water can have his skin healthy and smooth again in no time!

“check with your own vet first if you are thinking
of giving vitamin E oil internally.”

Good grooming practices

Grooming is extremely important and it makes sense that poor grooming may encourage dirt and build up in your dog’s coat causing dry skin problems.

Get into a regular grooming routine and good grooming techniques.

Always make sure you brush the coat carefully to allow the natural oils in your dog’s skin and coat to be evenly distributed.

This means that there is less chance of a localized build-up of oil in one area which is a major cause of skin problems.

Grooming also helps to reduce matting, meaning the skin is able to breathe better and the oils are spread more evenly throughout your dog’s coat and skin.

Olive oil

Just as humans are encouraged by doctors to use olive oil to help keep skin soft and supple, its fatty acids and other skin nourishing properties also have great benefits for dogs too!

On average, a tablespoon of olive oil a few times a week can help to put those important and essential oils back in your dog’s skin and encourage a shiny and healthy coat.

But as always, double-check with your vet as to the correct dosage if you are adding olive oil to your dog’s food.

And to finish on…

So there you have it! 6 sure-fire ways to bring that silky feel back to your dog’s skin and coat and to help your favorite poochie feel comfortable and with super smooth and healthy skin!

Don’t forget to check out our store area specifically for keeping your dog’s skin in super condition.

Browse our range of leave-in conditioners, argan oil-enriched shampoos and creme rinses, conditioning sprays, and much more!

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