What your dog’s fur can tell you about its health

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What your dog’s fur can tell you about its health

Just as people find that their hair is lank and out of condition when they don’t feel well, a dog’s health shows in its coat. Your Cardiff dog groomer will keep you informed if they find that there are signs of illness when grooming or shampooing your pet, but you can also keep an eye on things yourself. Not every change will mean a trip to the vet, but if you find that your dog’s coat is dry and ‘staring’ with flaky skin, it could easily mean a vitamin deficiency or an allergy. Some skin parasites will also make the coat rough and dry because your dog is probably over-grooming, biting or scratching.

If you have any concerns, have a chat with your Chepstow dog grooming expert because they will have learned how important the signs which the coat provides can be. When grooming, trimming or bathing your pet, they can then look more carefully for problems – a dog that has regular grooming sessions will be at its most relaxed then and will be used to the groomer’s touch so they can be examined in more detail without causing distress.

This article was written by Mucky Pups