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The Secret to a Shiny Coat – How to Groom Your Dog in the Summer

The Secret to a Shiny Coat – How to Groom Your Dog in the Summer

Summer can be quite a troublesome time for your dog. The sultry heat can mat your dog’s coat and dry out his skin. The hot temperatures can cause excessive sweating and panting, resulting in strong body odor and bad breath. Hygiene is an important part of keeping your dog healthy. Your dog will need a little extra grooming during the warmer seasons of the year.

Just like you, your dog too requires grooming to look and feel his best. Grooming helps you better understand your dog’s body. When you keep a check on the cleanliness of your dog’s coat, paws, and ears, you become familiar with his healthy looks, and you will be able to spot any unusual changes in his body. If you are worried about making your dog look dashing even on humid sunny days, here are five ways to keep your dog looking his adorable best.

1) Wipe that Dirt Right Off!

In between baths, use wet wipes to keep your dog’s fur clean. Either use baby wipes or make your own by soaking wipes in an Aloe Vera and essential oil mixture and store in the refrigerator. Now you are ready to give your dog a cool, refreshing wipe when he feels hot.

2) Slick Brushed Hair

Give your dog a cool swag by brushing his hair regularly. While the neatly brushed hair will make him look smart, grooming will also get rid of dirt and allergens on his fur. In addition, brushing will remove the excess hair from the undercoat and reduce shedding.

3) Nourishing Oatmeal Dip

Natural oatmeal shampoo is the perfect solution for shiny, healthy, and moisturized fur. It is also an effective way to soothe your dog’s skin. Just mix together ground oatmeal, baking soda, and water. Let you dog soak in the homemade oatmeal shampoo for five minutes and then rinse off.

4) A Dog’s Fur is what he Eats

Just like you are what you eat, your dog’s fur needs some good nourishment from the inside to look good on the outside. Add a teaspoon of sunflower oil or any vegetable oil rich in omega-6 fatty acids in your dog’s food supplements or at mealtime to restore the natural oils in your dog’s coat.

5) A Quick and Easy Spritz Shower

Refresh your dog with a no rinse spray that is packed with the goodness of natural ingredients. Himalaya‘s FreshCoat is ideal to naturally clean, detangle, condition, and deodorize your dog’s coat. Packed with herbal actives like the citrusy freshness of Lemon, the insect repellent properties of Vetiver, and Tulsi’s antiseptic and antibacterial actions, FreshCoat is an effective and convenient way to soothe and cool your dog’s coat.

Daily grooming can make your dog’s fur look fabulous, so that he can step out in style even in the hot weather. And, as the summer breeze ruffles your dog’s fur, he will look his absolute best!