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How to take care of your dog’s skin ?

Maintaining the coat

Maintaining the skin, eyes and ears of your dog is an act of care essential to his health and well-being.

It is often said, the condition of the skin and coat can be a reflection of an animal’s health.

The first step in the regular maintenance of your dog is a frequent brushing of his coat. It is the opportunity for a thorough examination of the skin and eliminates dead hair and impurities, promoting the regrowth of healthy hair.

Brushing must be reinforced during spring and fall moults. Your dog’s skin is covered with a surface film that plays an important role in the maintenance of the cutaneous ecosystem but, contrary to popular belief, an animal, especially if he lives in an urban environment, can be washed regularly if a shampoo specifically for dogs is used (the pH of a dog’s skin is different from that of Humans) and his possible particular skin problems.

Cleaning the eyes

Your dog’s eyes are a fragile area, prone to irritation and trauma.

The presence of red, watery eyes with purulent secretions should motivate a vet consultation.

Regularly cleaning your pet’s eyes is a preventive measure that is essential to prevent and / or detect an eye problem.

Certain breeds, particularly those with prominent eyes, are even more sensitive on the ocular plan and call for a reinforced vigilance.

The frequency of this cleaning depends on the dog’s lfiestyle and of breed predispositions. It is recommended to use a specific veterinary cleaner.

Checking ears

The ears of dogs are often the seat of infections and inflammations. If the duct is sensitive to touch, has a foul odor or is red, consult your vet.

Regular maintenance of the ears allows the detection of these types of problems and thus to act early, before it becomes chronic.

Vigilance must be increased with dogs predisposed to otitis and especially those with allergic tendencies, dogs with droopy ears, certain breeds (cocker, labrador) or even hunting dogs, more prone to auricular foreign bodies.

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