Shiny coats are a complex topic as they are a result of great nutrition and a lot of effort from the side of owners.
If you are a new owner or the products you were using weren’t helping, we will give you tips on how to fix the coat of your dog.
This cute doggo has such a nice coat, and we all want our dogs to have it too!
Today’s article will be about the best products for shiny dog coats as we will give a few products from each category and categories are:
But before continuing reading, remember that:
This can cause irritation to the skin, hair loss, or some health problems. Dogs’ acidic pH is lower than ours and it can cause disruption of the balance of the dog’s skin barrier.
Throughout the whole article, you will see the ingredients of products, I wanted to include them for dog owners that know if their dog has an allergy to X ingredients, and if they find them, they can skip the product, and not waste their time checking on the internet for ingredients.
Shampoos for shiny coats
The first step in taking good care of a dog’s coat is shampoo. Shampoo shouldn’t contain ingredients that can make skin dry, itchy, or too sensitive. The main purpose of shampoos as you know is to clean the fur. Some shampoos are only for this and they don’t contain any additional ingredients to make the coat shiny. And it’s fine because there is another product that works better for a shiny coat as it adds moisture and makes it soft and that is the conditioner. But for conditioners later.
Here I have researched only products for shiny dog coats that are with natural ingredients and are gentle with sensitive skin.
Actually, I want to start with a 2-in-1 product:
1. Buddy Wash Original Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo and Conditioner
I want to start with one of the most important parts when choosing a shampoo and it’s that it needs to be good for the breed of your dog.
This shampoo is a great choice for all breeds: small, medium, and large.
It’s for adult and senior dogs. Don’t use shampoos that are for adult dogs on puppies.
Ingredients like aloe, mint, and lavender help to treat the dry skin of your dog. One application of this product will give your dog easy, gentle, and safe grooming that leaves your dog soft, fluffy, and smelling great.
It’s a great option for dogs with black or dark color coats.
The list of ingredients is so clean there aren’t any strange ingredients, only natural ones.
|Ingredients:||Coconut Shampoo Base, Aloe Vera Gel, Essence Of Lavender, Essence Of Mint, Chamomile Extract, Sage Extract, Nettle Extract, Rosemary Extract, Wheat Protein Extract (Natural Deodorizing Agent), Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin C.|
|Size:||16 fl oz/ 473.2 ml.|
2. Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe – Vanilla And Almond
This shampoo is made especially for dry, itchy, and flaky skin.
This shampoo is safe for dogs over 6 weeks old.
This shampoo doesn’t contain soap, gluten, DEA, parabens, synthetic dyes, sulfates, or phthalates. It is animal cruelty-free.
The pH is balanced to clean and deodorize safely and thoroughly.
|Ingredients:||Purified water, renewable coconut-based cleansers, colloidal oatmeal (3%), aloe vera, almond and vanilla essences, olive oil squalene (natural preservative).|
|Size:||16 fl oz/ 473.2 ml.|
This ingredient list is even smaller than the previous one but again all ingredients are natural and extra gentle for your dog. The added oatmeal and aloe vera will keep the dog feeling comfy while taking bath.
3. 4-Legger Organic Dog Shampoo
This shampoo reduces dry skin and gives relief from itching. It is hypoallergenic, not toxic, and safe for dogs.
As you already may have noticed I am giving shampoos that are made only from natural ingredients. That is this way because synthetic shampoos can build up in dogs’ fur.
The company made 4 different kinds of shampoo that are very great and many USA vets recommend them. Depending on the needs of your dog you can choose the right one. All four are equally good.
- 4-legger with lemongrass, aloe vera, and organic coconut oil. Lemongrass and rosemary are natural repellents for fleas.
- 4-legger with unscented aloe vera and organic coconut oil. This one is formulated for sensitive dogs and dogs that have aroma sensitivities.
All these shampoos are USDA-certified.
Size: 16 fl oz/ 473.2 ml.
4. Rocco & Roxie Calm Sensitive Skin
This is a great option for puppies. Its formula is enough strong to clean the dirty puppy but not give any allergies or make the skin harsh. It will keep both skin and coat soft.
It’s also suitable for adult or senior dogs that have very sensitive skin.
Made with aloe vera extract, which smoothes the cuticle surface and seals in moisture for skin and coat, restorative rosemary, stimulates follicle growth.
This shampoo is without parabens, alcohol, and dyes.
|Ingredients:||Purified water, gentle surfactant blend (with coconut-based cleanser), glycerin, aloe vera extract, chamomile, rosemary, stabilizer, and honey extract.|
|Size:||16 fl oz/ 473.2 ml.|
5. Burt’s Bees Tearless Puppy Shampoo with Buttermilk
Here is another option highly recommended by vets.
Burt’s Bees Natural Pet Care products are made using 80% post-consumer recycled bottles. Burt’s Bees products are cruelty-free and formulated without colorants, sulfates, and added fragrances.
The included honey in the shampoo is to add shine to the dog’s fur.
This shampoo is made with nourishing buttermilk to soothe skin and soften hair. This dog shampoo cleanses your companion’s coat with nature’s finest ingredients. The naturally nourishing formula taps into buttermilk’s natural ability to soothe skin and encourage wagging.
|Ingredients:||Water/Eau (Aqua), Coco Betaine, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Honey, Beeswax, Buttermilk Powder, Potassium Sorbate, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid.|
|Size:||16 fl oz/ 473.2 ml.|
6. Wahl Dry Skin & Itch Relief Pet Shampoo for Dogs
Wahl has a higher concentration of a coconut-derived sodding agent, which means you don’t have to use as much as other dog shampoos. A little bit of shampoo goes a long way and provides a rich lather that’s easy to rinse off.
All of the ingredients combined work to soothe dry, itching, irritated skin. Natural plant-derived ingredients make Wahl’s Shampoo the choice for owners who want to avoid harsh chemicals for both their dogs and themselves. This Shampoo is PEG-80 free.
This shampoo has a light, natural scent that eliminates dog odor.
|Ingredients:||Oatmeal, Coconut, Lime, Aloe, and Lemon Verbena.|
|Size:||24 fl oz/ 700 ml.|
Conditioners for dogs
As I have mentioned conditioners will work better than shampoos for shininess and softness. I know that some dog owners still don’t use conditioner because they think it’s not a must-step in the bath routine. That’s totally fine especially if your dog doesn’t like taking baths and it’s sometimes torture for you.
But dog conditioners as human conditioners exist for a reason and the reason is that they contain those ingredients and formulas, that shampoos don’t, so they can make the coat of your dog look even more fabulous.
Conditioners that contain fragrance aren’t a good option for dogs with sensitive skin!
So let’s see what I have today for you in the new category conditioners.
1. Veterinary Formula Ultra Oatmeal Moisturising Conditioner
This conditioner is formulated with micronized colloidal oatmeal and jojoba to hydrate and moisture the dog’s skin and coat. Silk protein that is included soothes and penetrates the coat to add strength and shine, and potent humectants and moisturizers leave the coat soft, silky and shiny.
Not everyone knows what are humectants so I will explain this. Conditioners are made of humectants or emollients, or a combination of them. So humectants are made to draw moisture into the skin and hydrate. While emollients coat the skin and hair and hold the moist in.
There are no parabens and sulfates in the conditioner. The pH is balanced for the sensitive skin of your dog.
It can be used for adult dogs but some vets recommend it more for senior dogs.
|Ingredients:||Deionized water, polyquaternium-37, cetrimonium chloride, natural colloidal oatmeal, jojoba oil, glycerine, silk protein, shea butter, pomegranate extract, fragrance, DMDM hydantoin, FD&C red #40 and FD&C yellow #5.|
|Size:||17 fl oz/ 503 ml.|
2. Isle of Dogs – Everyday Elements Silky Coating Conditioner For Dogs – Jasmine + Vanilla
It is designed for both short and long-coated breeds. This conditioner helps reduce excess shedding after bathing. Everyday Elements Silky Coating conditioner is the best product for dogs and puppies with fine, silky, and tangle-prone hair.
Silky coating conditioner features jasmine and vanilla fragrance and ExtenScent, a natural odor-neutralizing complex that extends coat freshness, leaving your puppy smelling its best for a long time.
It is good for all dogs including puppies, but I will recommend it for puppies and dogs with sensitive skin, unscented conditioners as they will not irritate the skin and cause more problems.
|Ingredients:||Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, DMDM Hydantoin, lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance (Perfume).|
|Size:||16.9 fl oz/ 500 ml.|
3. Burt’s Bees for dogs Oatmeal Conditioner
This conditioner has a veterinarian-recommended formula, free of fragrances, sulfates, colorants, and harsh chemicals. Made with Colloidal Oat Flour and Honey to help nourish dogs with dry itchy skin or to maintain a regular bathing routine.
It’s great for dogs with sensitive skin as it doesn’t contain added fragrance.
|Ingredients:||Water/Eau (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Glycerin, Colloidal Oat Flour, Honey, Beeswax, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Decyl Glucoside.|
|Size:||10 fl oz/ 296 ml.|
4. John Paul Pet Oatmeal Conditioning Rinse for Dogs and Cats
This dog conditioner contains five conditioning agents including oatmeal and chamomile. Vitamin E is added to further protect and revitalize skin and fur. The highly concentrated botanical formula requires less product than competitive brands.
It’s another great option for dogs as it will restore the silky, shiny, and healthy feel to your dog’s coat after a bath.
Made in the USA from the same all-natural botanical extracts as our PAUL MITCHELL brand for humans, pH is balanced for pets.
The only con this conditioner has is that it contains alcohol and that is a controversial ingredient.
|Ingredients:||Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylpropanediol, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).|
|Size:||16 fl oz/ 473.2 ml.|
5. Warren London Hydrating Butter Leave-in Dog Conditioner
“Manufacturing in the USA, Warren London offers a luxurious and creative product line that is heavily focused on premium and natural ingredients.”
Warren London Hydrating Butter is an intense hydrating leave-in conditioner that will keep your dog’s skin and coat silky smooth without feeling oily. The formula contains a special humectant that is designed to release moisturizing emollients every 2 hours for a total 24-hour hydration.
This moisturizer works on all types of coats and has great results on dry skin types that are prone to dandruff.
Apply on a dry coat and don’t rinse it.
There are 2 options of scents: Pomegranate and Acai or Guava and Mangosteen.
|Ingredients:||Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenethyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Trideceth-6, Dimethiconol, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Artificial Coloring.|
|Size:||8 fl oz/ 240 ml.|
And for sensitive skin, they made a third option that is without added artificial fragrance or color and has just a mild smell from the aloe and other botanical ingredients in the formula.
Brushes for dog’s coat
You may not know but a good brush makes wonders with a dog’s coat. Every dog needs to be brushed every day or at least once every two days. Do not have more days between brushing because it will get difficult for both of you – you and your dog.
Yes, some dogs like bulldogs or rottweilers don’t need brushing because it is really difficult to tangle that short hair but still the brushing process has many benefits for skin and coat.
Benefits of brushing: Helps to distribute the dog’s natural oils evenly throughout the coat. Brushing can decrease the amount of loosing hair and that fallen hair not be everywhere in your home. While brushing your dog you can check for any irritations or dry spots on the skin and while doing this you are checking also for any signs of fleas or ticks.
1. Ultimate Pin Brush Regular
This brush is particularly for dogs with short coats as the pins have a length of only 21 mm. The handle of the brush is of an ergonomic design and crafted from high-quality Beechwood.
It is designed by professional groomers. For manufacturing are used high-quality materials.
2. FURminator Slicker Brush with Hard Bristles for Dogs Large
The FURminator brush separates and detangles your dog’s fur to promote a clean, healthy coat. This grooming tool is ideal for pets with curly, long, or medium coats.
It is a good tool for reducing hair fall too. Stainless steel bristles will not scratch the skin and the brush design keeps bristles in their ideal working position. The handle is nonslip and very easy to work with.
Oils for a Shiny Coat
If you are here, then you want your pooch to have a shiny coat and the best oil that can do this is fish oil.
Some nutrient information first. fish oil is very rich in two fatty acids – EPA and DHA. Both fatty acids are important for dogs as they have some properties that may fight cancer and are good for improving cognitive abilities.
Fish oil can drastically improve the condition of the skin and coat of your dog. It reduces itchiness, calms hot spots, and works for reducing dandruff.
How to use fish oil?
It’s easy, just add a few drops to the dog’s food.
Which fish oil is the best?
The best one is the one that works for your dog but when you are in the market look for fish oil from salmon, sardines, herring, and tuna – these fishes offer the best amount of omega-3 fatty acids.
How often to use fish oil? How to store it?
You can give your dog fish oil daily as you add it to one of the meals but we recommend first consulting with your vet about the dosage. Fish oil should be stored in the fridge when it’s already opened. It can spoil fast and spoiled fish oil can give some digestive problems for your dog. If you give your dog food warmed, put the fish oil after the warming process otherwise it will lose its efficacy.
The average dosage of fish oil is 1000 mg per 30 pounds of body weight of the dog. Make sure your dog doesn’t overdose on fish oil as it can lead to an upset stomach and blood thinning.
Coconut oil can be added to the dog’s food but it also can be put directly on the problem area. Coconut oil can help with reducing flaky skin and calm the hot spots your dog may have.
The best choice is virgin and cold-pressed coconut oil.
Additional information: Coconut oil is good for dogs with digestive problems, dogs who have stinky breath, or dogs that need to lose weight.
Flaxseed oil is a great option for natural oil that has so many uses. It can be used for itchy skin, arthritis, kidney problems, and much more.
It also can be used as a substitute for fish oil for dogs with fish allergies.
Ask your vet how much flaxseed oil you can give your dog as too much of it can cause diarrhea.
There are many options for olive oil but the best one, if you can find it, is 100% olive oil as you can be sure it’s not mixed with anything else.
It can keep a dog’s coat shiny and moisturized.
The dosage should be discussed with the vet.
Additional information: Olive oil can be used for dogs that may have a weak immune system and it can be used the lessen the risk of cardiovascular disease or diabetes. It’s also a great alternative for small puppies that can’t digest omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
By putting sunflower oil on dogs’ fur you give them vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B, and vitamin D which will help with the hydration of the dry coat. It’s also great for their paws during the cold winter months. Sunflower oil is full of antioxidants that can help with getting rid of the bacteria causing skin problems like acne.
Another great use of sunflower oil is for soothing and healing little wounds. You shouldn’t be worrying if sunflower oil will make your dog’s coat too greasy because this oil is very light and it absorbs into the skin very fast.
Additional information: Sunflower oil can help maintain a healthy heart.
Supplements for shiny coats
In many cases, dogs don’t get enough nutrients from their food, which isn’t good. Or just the food doesn’t contain the vitamin or mineral that is needed by your dog.
So if you want to change that, you should consult with your vet, make exams, and see the level of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients in the dog’s organism.
Today we will give you a few examples of supplements that were advised by vets.
1. Zesty Paws Skin & Coat Dog Supplement
These daily soft chews help dogs that suffer from dull, dry, brittle, and shed-prone coats by providing vital natural nourishment that promotes more shine, strength, and softness for your canine.
Certified by NASC. NASC is the National Animal Supplement Council. If a supplement is certified by NASC it means that it has great quality, and is committed to vigilance and continuous improvement.
These delicious chewable provide Omega-3 fatty acids (with EPA and DHA) and vitamins C and E to support skin health. Contains Alaskan Fish Oil and Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), a powerful antioxidant that protects pets against free radical damage. It includes Vitamins C & E, Zinc, Biotin, and Cod Liver Fish Oil to provide an additional coat of armor for skin health support for your doggy.
The supplement doesn’t contain any additional coloring and it will not bother your dog if it has an upset stomach.
This supplement is suitable for every dog – small, medium, large, giant, and even extra small.
Again I want to advise you to ask the vet for dosage as your dog may need more or less than another average dog with the same kgs or the same breed.
There are two choices of flavors: chicken or bacon.
|Ingredients:||Pea Flour, Garbanzo Flour, Tapioca Flour, Palm Oil, Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Natural Flavors, Sunflower Lecithin, Cod Liver Oil, Coconut Glycerin, D-alpha Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract, Biotin.|
|Servings:||90 soft chews/ 360 grams.|
2. Missing Link Skin & Coat Dog Supplement
It is suitable for dogs of all ages, from puppies to senior dogs. It contains only natural ingredients that help to reduce shedding and keep the skin and coat of your dog healthy. It contains omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.
Just one daily dose provides the essential fatty acids your furry friend needs to help with shedding and soothe dry or irritated skin. The key ingredient in this supplement is Nova Scotia kelp, chosen for its trace minerals, which function to regulate energy and aid in digestion as well as support the immune system, skin, and bone systems.
It helps to regrow fur while supporting soft tissue and muscles.
How to give it to my dog?
You can sprinkle it on top of the food or mix it with a little bit of water and pour it on the food.
|Ingredients:||Organic Dried Kelp, Organic Flaxseed (source of omega fatty acids), and Organic Sunflower Seed.|
|Size:||8 oz./ 227g.|
3. Natural Dog Company Skin & Coat Chews
These supplements are delicious, potent, and safe for canine companions of all breeds, ages, and sizes. Soothe skin-related issues associated with seasonal allergies.
Each chew is packed with essential fatty acids DHA Gold, omega-3, and wild Alaskan salmon oil that promote skin and coat health and supports the immune system and cognitive development.
Their main purpose is to balance your dog’s immune system and cognitive development in addition to alleviating and preventing inflammatory, skin, and coat issues.
|Ingredients:||DHA Gold, Organic Hemp Seed Powder, Chia Seed, Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin H, Vitamin E, Salmon Hydro, Pea Flour, Flaxseed Meal, Navy Bean Powder, Garbanzo Flour, Coconut Oil, Palm Fruit Oil, Powdered Cellulose, Sunflower Lecithin, Coconut Glycerin, Sorbic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols.|
4. Pet Parents Omega Skin & Coat Supplement for Dogs
This supplement has a flavor of salmon, seafood, and fish. It will be a yummy addition to dogs’ food or given as a treat. Consult with your vet for the dosage. It’s for all breed sizes and suitable for the whole lifespan of your dog – from puppy to senior dog.
Helps relieve itchy skin as well as hot spots to build up a fuller coat. Epax is a branded dog omega 3 fish oil rich in EPA and DHA for dogs, helps condition skin, and acts as a dog hot spot treatment.
It is made in GMP and in a federally approved facility.
|Ingredients:||Epax Omega-3 250 mg Kelp, 150 mg Alaskan Salmon Oil, 50 mg Vitamin E (d-alpha-Tocopherol acetate), 50 IU Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), 30 mg Zinc (chelated), 2 mg Biotin, 100 mcg Salmon, Pea Flour, Palm Fruit Oil, Tapioca Flour, Sweet Potato, Flaxseed, Carrot, Tomato, Garbanzo Flour, Sunflower Lecithin, Powdered Cellulose (coating only), Coconut Glycerin, Sorbic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Mixed Tocopherols.|
5. Pro-Sense Dog Skin & Coat Solutions
These tasty, chewable tablets provide essential nutrients such as Omega-3 fatty acids and B-complex vitamins necessary for healthy skin and shiny coats. In combination with a quality diet, Pro-Sense Brewer’s Yeast Daily Supplement can help promote normal shedding and healthy skin.
|Ingredients:||Brewer’s Dried Yeast, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Glycerin, Safflower Oil (source of omega fatty acids), Fish Oil (source of omega fatty acids), Ferrous Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Biotin, Niacin, Manganese Sulfate, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Copper Sulfate.|
|Servings:||250 chewable tablets/ 120 grams.|
Nutrients needed for a shiny coat for dogs and puppies
Usually, when a dog’s coat is dull it’s because of a poor-quality diet. In other words, your dog isn’t getting the nutrients that the body and brain need so they can’t function properly.
A not-very-known fact is that a dog’s coat is up to 90% protein. Whenever you are choosing food for your dog you should be sure that the first ingredient on the list is a source of protein. For example, good sources are chicken, beef, turkey, and lamb. The health of the coat is harmed when the dog can’t get enough protein.
2. Omega Fats
A diet rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids will be always beneficial for the health and shiny coat of your doggo. They should be included in your dog’s food, read the label. They will help to cure dry and itchy skin, help fight some irritation of the skin, and will help with the hair loss your dog may be experiencing.
Omega-3 Fatty acids can be found in fish oil, canola, and flax plants and omega-6 fatty acids can be found in chicken fat and in some oils like corn or soybean.
3. Amino Acids
Amino acids are an essential part of dogs’ diet for a good overall health condition and from there if the dog is healthy then the coat will be healthy too.
4. Vitamins and Minerals
Vitamins and minerals are another essential part of dogs’ diets.
- Vitamin A – it is helping growth and skin repair;
- Vitamin B – this vitamin is needed for the protection of the skin cells from oxidant damage;
- Vitamin C – it is known that vitamin C helps with faster wound healing
- Riboflavin (known also as B2) – is needed for the better metabolism of fat and protein;
- Zinc – supports healthy skin and coat and around 5% of zinc is found in dog’s skin; improves the healing process of wounds;
- Copper – it is essential for the production of melanin which is affecting the hair color of your dog;
- Biotin – It helps in healing dry skin, and helps prevent the constant scratching and dull thinning coat.
Tips for healthy and shiny coats
- A diet should be full of nutrition
- you already should know that protein, fats, and antioxidants are an important part of a coat’s health condition.
- Dog grooming
- I can’t tell exactly how often it should be because this depends on the dog’s breed, the dog’s environment, and the dog’s health.
- Brushing every day or once in two days
- the frequency depends on how long is the hair, whether is it curly if it gets easier and fast dirty;
- regular brushing will stimulate hair follicles’ growth, energize the skin, and reduce oil production of the skin.
- A bath twice a week
- you should make sure that the coat stays clean and gets cleaned soon as it gets dirty;
- dogs love routines that’s why it’s important for baths to turn into a routine, too;
- oatmeal bath is always a good idea as it will calm the irritation and it’s a great cure for dry and itchy skin.
- Oil massage
- give your dog a massage with coconut oil and see how the dehydrated skin and hair turn into hydrated and shiny ones;
- it’s best to be done after the bath;
- the perfect solution for excessive shedding;
- some vets advise putting a few drops of coconut oil into a dog’s shampoo for better effects.
- Blow drying
- If you have time and energy why skip this step of the pampering process of your doggo?
- Use always only the cool option of your dryer;
- It will blast all the dead hair and will be helpful for the regeneration process of the skin and hair.
- Pest protection
- It’s not a thing that can be forgotten and it shouldn’t be!
- ticks and fleas can irritate the skin of your dog.
- Consultation with the vet isn’t a bad idea
- your dog may experience some health problems that can be the reason that the dog’s coat isn’t shiny and doesn’t look healthy at all;
- your vet may check for tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, body infections, or other issues;
- the vet will give you advice if your dog needs supplements;
- will let you know what kind of shampoo or conditioner will be good for the skin and coat of your dog.
Whatever kind of products for shiny dog coats you are using, they will help your dog. All of the supplements above will help not only for the skin and coat but for much more. All dogs need are vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
Share with us your favorite products for shiny dog coats and let us know if you have tried any of the products above for your dog.