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A Healthy Coat This Christmas

A Healthy Coat This Christmas

With blustery winds and frosty breezes bashing against the silky skin of our four-legged friends, finding ways to keep their bodies looking as blissful as ever can be a tempestuous task. 

Using super supplements and grooming products to keep their coat and skin looking as radiant as ever, here is how your canine companion can keep their coat looking shiny and radiant no matter what the weather this winter.  

How Winter Can Affect Your Dogs Coat

When out of their wonderful walkies, winter chills can have a detrimental effect to your dog’s coat and skin making grooming a tricky task. With rain, snow and wild winds common throughout the winter months, dogs with longer fur can often experience matting when out on their daily exercise. If not dealt with, this matted/knotted fur can cause irritating itches for your pets making their skin in desperate need of soothing. 

As winter brings drier air, this can ultimately dry out your dog’s skin leading to itching and irritation. Similarly, inside heaters and radiators can remove the moisture from the air leading to the same dry skin effects as being outside in the cold. 

Ways to Protect their Skin and Coat:

As the bitter chill of winter fast approaches, there are plenty of ways to keep your dog looking and feeling as soothed and silky as ever. From superb supplements to natural shampoos, we have all the tips you need to keep your dog in tip top shape this winter. 

Keep them Hydrated

There is nothing more beneficial for your dog’s skin than H2O. Regularly giving your pets the hydration they need will provide a whole heap of benefits for their skin and coat. Counteracting the drying of the harsh winds and dry environments, a little water can really go a long way this winter. 

Even though it’s not that visible, our dogs are working extra hard to maintain a normal body temperature when Jack Frost arrives. With drier air both indoors and outdoors, your dog’s body is working overtime and thus evaporation of moisture is more evident. So filling up that water bowl needs to be as regular as it is in the summer months to avoid dehydration in our four-legged friends. 

Super Supplements

Here at Natural Cornish Pet Shop, we have everything your pets’ need to keep their skin and coat looking as radiant as ever. From fish oil to vitamin infused treats, whatever your pet needs to stay itch free and silky and smooth – you’ll definitely find it on our shelves.

Salmon Oil

Made from 100% fresh, ethically and sustainably sourced quality Scottish Salmon, this soothing and scrumptious oil is packed with long and short chain Omega 3 + 6 to deliver a wide range of health benefits to your pooch. 

Oil supplements derived from salmon oil are extremely important to a dog’s diet as without EPA and DHA, dogs can be more readily susceptible to the onset of diseases and in particular, immune based deficiencies such as:

  • Cracked Hairs / Poor Coat / Increased Shedding
  • Liver disorders
  • Dermatitis

Use as part of a balanced diet to support the health and wellbeing of dogs, Salmon Oil can give your pooch everything they need to keep their tails wagging and lips smacking all day long.

Salmon Oil Supplement for Dogs
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Dorwest Evening Primrose Oil

This supplement contains the highest available levels of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), the omega 6 fatty acid, beneficial for skin and coat condition. Skin renewal, scruffiness, dryness and coat shine are all influenced by the important omega fatty acids that this supplement provides.

We recommend this for preparation for show dogs, those breeds with long coats and after a moult or other conditions causing hair loss.

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Ekoneem Pure Neem Oil 50ml/100ml

This 100% natural skin cleanser is a powerful aid to itchy skin. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties maintain the natural balance of the immune system and provide a natural insect repellent against those pesky pests (including Scottish midges). 

Neem Oil maximises the natural immune system and promotes the natural healing process with its anti-bacterial properties meaning our dog’ skin stays clean and germ free even after they pick up the occasional bite or scratch when having those extra fun adventures.  

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Fabulous Fur

Of course, it's not just the condition of our pets fur that we need to maintain during the colder months. Sometimes on those winter walkies, it's just not possible to prevent muddy paws and that wet-dog fur stench! Luckily we have a number of grooming products, perfect for a post-walk wash down. 

WildWash

WildWash offers a lot of variety when it comes to dog grooming. From deep cleaning shampoos to fragranced sprays, each and every product smells divine and works like a dream! Completely free from nasties like Parabens, Phthlates,  Phosphates, Petrochemicals,  Sulphates. They use 100% Pure Essential Oils – No synthetic or semi synthetic fragrances.

This Deep Cleaning & Deodorising Shampoo contains Peppermint, Rosemary and Lemongrass, all highly fragrant to help neutralise toxins and bacteria to improve scent and leave your pet thoroughly clean and sweet smelling!

WildWash Shampoo
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Hownd Miracle Foam

Get your dog clean, dry and smelling divine in minutes! No fuss, no mess, waterless foam shampoo. Fast-drying pH-balanced 4-in-1 formula that safely lifts dirt, mud and stinky stuff from your dog’s coat.

Perfect for busy dog parents on-the-go, or when you have no access to water. Natural conditioning agents and a vegan alternative to Keratin help remove static and tangles leaving the coat soft and manageable. Contains Aloe Vera, Camomile and Pro-Vitamin B5 to protect, repair, strengthen and enhance shine.

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So as winter winds join us on our wondrous walks, keep your dog looking as glossy and silky as ever and keep their skin feeling soothe and supple this Christmas.

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