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Rhiannon Ally: We are always talking about keeping your skin healthy and beautiful. Well, the same goes for your pets. Better's Pet expert has some home remedies that will keep spots coats spectacular.
Jenn Fadal: Hi! I am here with my buddy Parker and we are talking today about healthy skin and coat for your pet all year long. If you have an itchy scratchy dog, it's probably one of three reasons, fleas, food or inhalant allergies. So let's talk about Flea.
The best way to prevent a flea problem is just to nip it off the bud. Have your pet on either a topical or oral solution to keep fleas away and clean your home on a weakly basis; backening will be your best friend.
Next; health with food. Sometimes if your dog is on a food that has too many grains or not the right grain, it can cause an allergic reaction. So you may want to try a limited ingredient diet, such as one with either lamb and rice only or fish and rice or something of that nature, you will be able to determine if the food you are currently feeding is causing the problem.
You can also add a supplement of fish oil to their diet, which will boost their Omega3s in their body, which will produce a shinier and healthier coat.
Couple of other ways to help with inhalant allergies. Inhalant allergies are dirt, grass, paint, may be a detergent you are using in your home. To help with those, give your dog a bath probably once a week and use something as gentle as an oatmeal or an aloe shampoo, or if they have hot spots, abrasions or worse, use a shampoo that has tea tree oil and a good conditioner every week.
With all of these tips, you should have a dog or a cat that is good all year through with a healthy shiny coat, just like Parker's and no more itchy scratches, sleepless nights.
I am Jenn Fadal with Better Pet. See you next time.
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