The winter months come hand in hand with cold, wet weather and lots of mud, which is likely to affect your dog’s skin and coat – therefore, it’s important that you adjust your pooch’s pampering routine accordingly.
That’s why in today’s post, the experts at Jaquar are discussing some practical pampering tips for your canine companion this winter. From ways to make bathtime a little more luxurious to creating your own healthy homemade treats and enjoying some one-on-one playtime, we’ve got you covered when it comes to pampering your pooch during the season’s cold chill.
It’s to be expected that during winter, your furry friend is likely to get a little messier on walks than usual. Whether that’s because they decided to jump in a creek or roll around in some form of mud – your pet isn’t going to be looking their best upon their return home. This slippery coating is likely to leave your dog sliding around the tub – so, to protect against this, invest in some non-slip bath stickers inside the bath to make bath time a little easier and more enjoyable for both you and your pooch.
If your dog’s coat isn’t washed properly after a messy winter walk, it can lead to numerous skin issues – making it essential that your doggy bath time leaves their coat optimally clean. To ensure no further skin issues, use a special dog shampoo (not your own trusted brand) that’s non-drying and highly moisturizing to protect against dry and chafed skin. If you’re worried that the shampoo you’ve chosen isn’t moisturising enough, consider purchasing a dog conditioner for an extra layer of protection against the elements. A conditioner is also an effective way to safeguard against the drying effects of heaters and interior dry air, common in most homes during the colder months. The more moisture that bathtime can offer, the better – after all, a clean dog is a happy and healthy dog, too.7