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How to Care for Your Pet's Coat!

Posted on 01.19.2023


The beginning of a new year is a great time to start picking up habits! Coat health is extremely important to ensure overall health for your pet. Learn more about some ways to keep your dog's skin and coat in tip-top shape.

Baths: The easiet way to take care of your dog's skin and coat is to make sure they are getting bathed at least every 2-3 months (remember - some dogs require extra grooming). Bathing with shampoo and warm water makes sure that any excess oil and dirt is removed from your pup's skin. However, it is important that you don't bathe your dog too often! Bathing too frequently can result in skin irritation (as the naturally occurring, healthy oils never have time to sit on the skin). Visit your local TU to use our self service dog washes for only $16! Stop in from 1/19 to 1/22 for 50% off a self wash.

Grooming: Some dogs require extra grooming. If your dog has hair, they most likely require extra brushing, hair cuts, and coat maintenance! Our double coated furry friends (German Shepherd, Akita, Husky, and more) don't require hair cuts, but it is important to brush their coat often to help with shedding. Treats Unleashed offers all-inclusive, pet-first grooming! Our skilled groomers focus on your dog (and your dog only) for the entirety of their appointment. TU groomers also specify the groom to your pup - whether that be for a puppy, a senior dog, or a nervous dog. Call your local Treats Unleashed for availability and to schedule your pet's next spa day.

Brushing: All dogs require a little bit of brushing! Whether a long-haired dog, a short-haired dog, or a double-coated dog, brushing your pup can be extremely benficial for their skin and coat health. Regular brushing removes dead hair, stimulates the skin, and helps to distribute the natural oils. No matter the length of your pet's coat, brushing should occur every few days.

Supplements: A supplement can turn your pup's coat from normal to amazing in the matter of a few weeks. Whether you supplement their food with raw additives (Primal, Stella and Chewy, Small Batch, etc), or give supplements (like Ultra Oil), their coat will be like new in no time. Looking for a recommendation? Try out one of our favorites - Primal Goat Milk.

For more ideas and recommendations on how to take care of your pet's skin and coat - visit your local TU and speak to a knowledgeable team member. 

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