Taking care of and maintaining the long hair/thick fur of your dog can often be a big challenge… Our very own fluffy boys Jack, Bruno and Joseph require a lot of care themselves which is why we have compiled this selection of tips for looking after long hair and fur. Ensure that your puppies are soft and cuddly all year long.

Before we get started with the tips, it is important to note that the makeup of a dog’s coat can be different for every breed so this should be taken into consideration. Most dogs have three different types of hair: guard hair, undercoat and whiskers.

Grooming

The timescale for when is best to groom a dog varies for each practice. For example: you should brush your dog’s coat every one-three days, bathing every one-two weeks and any light trims around the face, ears, paws, and sanitary areas should be done every 4-6 weeks. Keeping on top of your furry friend’s grooming will help keep them looking smart and feeling comfortable and clean.

Nutrition

Protein and energy are needed for skin and haircoat development in dogs. If food does not have adequate protein or fat, the dog may develop areas of hair loss, or the coat may lose colour over time. Dogs can sometimes be hypersensitive or even allergic to some components of dog food which can cause skin irritation. For this reason, it is very important to be vigilant when it comes to your dog’s reaction to different foods.

Finding the Perfect Products

At Lawson Animal Feeds we provide a range of dog shampoos to help care for a range of breeds and hair types. Our Johnsons Anti-Tangle Conditioning Shampoo thoroughly cleanses, conditions and revitalises the coat, improving texture and appearance. We also stock the Johnsons Flea Shampoo which is a mild and non-irritant shampoo that beautifies the coat and helps cleanse fleas from the coat. The Johnsons Puppy and Kitten Shampoo is also non-irritant and specially mild for delicate skin of puppies and kittens.

From Hamster to Horse – Lawson Animal Feeds has a product for your furry friends.

For all of your dog coat requirements and much more, visit our website: www.lawsonanimalfeeds.co.uk or call us on 01740 565185 for more information.