4 Winter Dog Grooming Tips
Have you ever noticed that your skin and hair feel extra dry during the winter? The same thing can happen to your dog. Even if your dog is strictly an indoor pet, the sudden temperature changes (during walks) and the dry air from your heating system can wreak havoc on a pup’s skin and coat.
Here are some things you can do to keep your dog comfortable, clean, and looking and feeling his best:
1. Get a humidifier
Consider using a humidifier to reduce the dryness in the air. You don’t have to leave it on all the time, just have it on for a good part of the day in the room where your dog spends the most time.
2. Brush your dog regularly
The dry atmosphere in your home can cause your dog’s skin to dry out and become flaky. Brushing him regularly will help remove the flaky skin and stimulate circulation which helps keep his skin healthy.
3. Continue to bathe your dog
You might think it makes sense to hold off on baths due to the weather, but you should continue to bathe him. Besides, you’ll probably be snuggling with him a lot more, so you’ll want him to stay fresh. Just make sure his coat is completely dry before he goes outside.
4. Watch the doggy diet
Believe it or not, you should actually slightly increase the amount of food you give your dog in the winter. He’ll use a lot of energy just staying warm, especially if he spends some time outdoors. Plus, when your dog gets lots of good quality food, it helps the condition of his coat.