Winter Coat Care

Brrr... it’s cold outside. And cold weather months mean your doggo’s coat needs some extra care. Here are some tips to keep in mind this winter. 

Bundle them up: If you’re cold when you’re outside, your pup probably is, too.  Consider dressing them in a sweater or jacket, especially if they have short hair. (Double-coated and plush breeds likely don’t need a sweater since their coats are thick.) Keeping your doggo covered helps prevent exposing their skin to harsh environmental elements.

Prevent allergen buildup: Staying indoors can lead to a buildup of allergens that’s irritating to dogs and humans. Brushing your BDF every 2-3 days and giving them a weekly wash with a gentle shampoo helps remove allergens trapped in your dog’s coat, so everyone at home can breathe easier. 

Pamper their paws: If your dog has furry feet, trim any fur that grows between the pads to help prevent ice buildup during winter walks. Also wash or wipe their paws post-walk to remove the salt used to prevent icy pathways. Dog booties or an all-natural paw salve are great for protecting your pup’s pads from cracking or drying. 

Use a moisturizing shampoo: Indoor heating and frigid outdoor air can both be drying to your dog’s skin. A moisturizing shampoo with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, or avocado oil conditions your dog’s coat while keeping their skin healthy (and less prone to irritation).

Spritz away the static: That electric zap that causes strands to stand on end is more annoying than harmful. But a regular spritz of The Coat Refresh not only keeps static at bay, but it also conditions coats and leaves them smelling like coconuts. So you and your pup can imagine sleeping in the sun and playing in the sand after all the snow is gone. 

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