Skin & Coat for Dogs
Is your dog’s skin and coat looking a little worse for wear? Browse our range of skin and coat treatments to enhance your dog’s coat.
Dog skin and coat care
The condition of your dog’s skin and coat are usually good indicators of their overall health. Your dog’s coat should be shiny and smooth, and their skin should be supple and clear. Your dog’s health and nutrition influence the texture and shine of their coat, but a dog coat treatment and regular grooming will make sure that your best friend's skin and coat are looking the best they can.
How to improve your dog’s coat
Want to get your dog looking their best? There are plenty of pet skin care products, dog coat supplements, and even dog moisturisers available. But while all of those things are great steps for enhancing your dog’s coat, you should also consider their diet and exercise habits. Some quick tips to improve your dog's coat are:
- Brush your dog regularly
- Protect your dog against ticks and fleas
- Bathe and groom them regularly
- Provide them with high-quality food
- Allow them daily exercise
What makes a dog's coat shiny?
A shiny coat on a dog usually means their overall health is up to scratch. A shiny coat is usually a good indication that a dog is getting regular exercise, has a healthy diet, and is being regularly groomed. If your dog is experiencing a long-term illness or injury, this may affect the appearance of their coat. Food and diet also has a big impact on the quality of your dog's coat. As your dog's hair is 90% protein, a high-protein diet will give your dog’s skin and coat a beautiful and healthy shine.
Dog skin conditions
Common skin conditions for dogs include:
- Skin Sores
- Dry skin
- Intense itching
Environmental allergens are a leading cause of dog skin conditions. Allergies to grass, dust and pollen can all lead to irritation. Environmental allergies are more likely to occur in the warmer months. Rash cream for dogs or antihistamines usually make these types of skin conditions easy to handle.
Sunscreen for dogs
Human sunscreen is not safe to put on dogs. Human sunscreen is formulated from zinc oxide, which is toxic to dogs. Make sure you use sunscreen specifically designed for dogs to protect your pooch from the UV rays.
Australia’s most trusted brands for dog skin and coat treatments
Scriptly offers some of Australia’s most trusted and proven brands to help care for your dog’s skin and coat.