The importance of winter grooming: follow our four tips!

a happy winter dog is a healthy groomed winter dog

There’s a common misconception that dogs don’t need to be groomed, or only groomed minimally, over the winter months. The (erroneous) belief is that a dog’s winter coat comes in and should be allowed to grow long to protect and warm the dog. In addition, because dogs, like humans, often follow a more sedentary and inside routine in the winter, many people feel that their dogs aren’t getting dirty enough to warrant bathing. But this is simply not true. In fact, in many ways, grooming over the winter months becomes even more important to the health of your dog than at any other time of the year. Long, wet, matted hair easily makes a cold, wet, and infection-susceptible dog. Simply follow these four grooming rituals through the winter to combat these winter pitfalls, and ensure that your dog stays comfortable, dry, and healthy!

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What are "hot spots" and what are the best ways to treat them?

“Hot Spots,” also known as moist eczema, is often associated with dampness of the undercoat in heavy-coated breeds, as well as general inflamed skin irritations caused by a myriad of things. If your dog has hot-spot trouble, or general itchy, sensitive or irritated skin, try using our natural Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Shampoo and Spritz. Our Tea Tree Oil spritz is the simple solution: it’s blended with soothing melaleuca oil, nature’s finest hot spot ointment. Tea Tree Oil has long been recognized as an effective and beneficial antibacterial and soothing agent for all skin irritations, ranging from acne to insect bites (if you don’t believe us, try it yourself the next time you have a minor breakout or are a meal for mosquitoes yourself!). In addition, Aloe Vera is widely known as one of nature’s finest soothing emollients. The combination of Tea Tree Oil and Aloe Vera soothe and relieve hot spots and itchy, dried or chafed skin caused by flea bites, dandruff or other dermatitis.

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The benefits of shea butter – for you AND your pet!

If you suffer from dry skin, welcome winter-chapped heels, elbows, and hands as a normal state of affairs from roughly September through May, and battle the effects of drying sun and sea salt in the summer, you’re in good company, along with 98% of the population. Shea butter is a 100% natural ingredient that is […]

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The skinny on cold-weather grooming: Top 5 Tips

Our pets’ skin and fur coats are not immune to winter’s harsh effects either, and contrary to popular belief, dogs don’t need less grooming in the winter. In fact, many dogs may actually need more attention. Check out our top five easy tips to keep your dogs (and cats) happy, shiny, and sweet-smelling through the rest of our long winter!

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Natural Relief for Dry, Itchy Winter Skin

If you’re like most pet owners, you’ve probably noticed that your pets’ skin can tend to get dry, itchy, and flaky in the winter time. This can be quite irritating for pets and their people alike! Fortunately there five simple steps you can take to provide natural relief.

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