Whether you have a dog, cat, bunny, or guinea pig, caring for them is not limited to feeding, walking, and cuddling.
Taking care of our pet’s fur is also extremely important, especially during the warmer months when it changes it.
Here’s what we need to know in order to take the best possible care of the healthy appearance of our furry friend.
Bathing your pet is extremely important, but it is best not to overdo it. In dogs, it can be once or twice a month, especially if the dog spends a lot of time outside. It is important to use specialized shampoo so as not to dry out or irritate the dog’s skin.
In cats and rodents, bathing is not mandatory, because they take care of their own hygiene and hair maintenance. If you still need to bathe them, use a shampoo that is suitable for them, keep their heads dry, and be sure to check the water temperature.
Grooming is important, but only for some breeds of cats and dogs. Many owners believe that their pets need to be groomed in the summer to keep them cool, but this can also harm them. For other breeds, this is extremely important and is applied every few months. It is important to check if the breed of your pet is predisposed to shortening of the coat. Trust a haircut professional so that it is not stressful for your pet and is done as well as possible.
Combing the fur is important for both dogs and cats and rodents. It is good to teach your pet from an early age and to comb it daily. Whether your pet has short or long hair, it is important to comb it, because it helps not only for good blood circulation but also for natural fats to spread throughout the coat to make it shiny.
In addition, you prevent felting of the coat, remove the dead coat, dirt and dandruff. While combing your pet, you have the opportunity to check for unpleasant lumps or growths, as well as for parasites on his skin.
The choice of brush can be according to the type of pet and the length of its fur.
Good food is inextricably linked to the good appearance of your pet’s fur. Provide your pet with a complete individual diet plan that contains the necessary vitamins and minerals. Natural supplements can also have a positive effect on the shine of the coat, and you can also add vegetable oil to the food.
It is extremely important to deworm your pet. Fleas and ticks irritate a pet’s skin and making it constantly scratch and bite. This can both damage its fur and cause health problems.
Consultation with a veterinarian
If you suspect that your pet has a skin problem – itching aggressively and too often, you have found a bald spot, has irritated skin or his coat is not shiny and healthy, then be sure to see a veterinarian.