How to handle pet’s dry skin in the winter

by | General Pet Care |

Just like us, our furry friends can experience uncomfortable, dry skin during the winter months. That’s why it’s important you do whatever you can to increase their comfort and help them enjoy this winter season! 

Here are 4 tips from the ASPCA for dealing with your furry friend’s dry skin this winter. 
  • Dry skin can be caused by repeatedly coming out of the wet cold into the dry heat. So, keep your home humidified, and towel-dry your furry friend as soon as they come inside, especially on the feet and between the toes. 
  • During really cold weather, bathe your companion animal less frequently. Bathing them too often can remove necessary oils from their skin and fur and can increase skin irritation. 
  • Groom often! Brushing your furry friend gets rid of dead hair and stimulates blood circulation to improve skin’s overall condition. 
  • Giving your companion animal a coat to wear when going for walks outdoors can also protect their skin. It does this by helping to retain body heat, preventing dry skin in the process. 

Always contact your veterinarian if your furry friend is experiencing itching or skin issues for advice and care for your animal’s individual needs.  

And remember, if it’s too cold for you, your companion animal won’t be comfortable either. Protect your furry friend and keep them warm and comfortable this winter season!