Winter Care for Dogs
by Melissa Kullman, Master Groomer, Puckabee’s Eco-Friendly Grooming
Wisconsin winters take their toll on our four-legged family members, and because our pets don’t complain, we sometimes forget that their needs change through the year. Some of the most common winter problems that ail our pets are the simplest to treat and prevent.
Dry Skin Heating our homes not only dries our skin but our pets, too. Many dogs and cats suffer from dry skin. Whether it’s due to allergies or dry winter air, there are a few easy ways to treat and prevent this problem. Feeding your dog a high-quality dog food supplement that contains not just vitamins and minerals, but digestive enzymes, probiotics, and omega 6, is essential. Intestinal wellness is the secret to healthy skin and coat, as well as overall health and wellness. Fido-Vite is a locally produced supplement that guarantees their product or your money back (www.fido-vite.com).
Herbs are also a great way to treat dogs and cats. Plants like nettle and oats are just a couple of herbs that make a huge difference when it comes to your dog’s or cat’s skin. Remember, when bathing at home, use a shampoo that is plant based and chemical free to avoid further irritation.