The skin is a dogs largest organ and the skins surface allows for exposure to toxins. Skin affects hydration, controls body temperature, and protects internal organs from injury, parasites, toxic substances including bacteria, infections, and fungus. The skin is constantly turning over cells – sloughing layers of dead skin, bacteria, oils, toxins and grime. Toxins are expelled through the dogs skin. Bathing opens and cleans pores allowing your dog to remove toxins more efficiently.
Dry crusty nose can be caused by many conditions including air, humidity and temperature. Treatments vary and using a quality skin salve will work wonders for your dog’s nose
The inside of a dogs ear needs to be clean and free of dirt and wax. This should be done during bath time. Use a wet cotton ball or cloth and wipe the area to remove dirt and wax buildup.
Ear mites and yeast infections should be treated by your Vet. There are also natural remedies that are effective and safer for your dog.
Protecting your dogs paws is important. A dogs paws are exposed to everything good and bad in their environment. They pick up toxins walking on floors just cleaned with chemicals, sidewalks and grass that has been fertilized or sprayed for pest and everything in between. Washing your dogs paws between baths will reduce the amount of toxins your dog is exposed to .
Skin and coat conditions that cause your dog’s coat and skin to be too dry or oily, or has your dog scratching non-stop or licking their paws are more often than not the result of their food or air born allergies.
Commercial dog foods, especially dry food (even the premium brands) are flooded with ingredients dogs are unable to digest. Many contain preservatives, food coloring, and artificial flavoring.
We recommend changing your dogs diet to raw meat and vegetables with calcium added. See our Raw Dog Food Receipt or the list of the top 10 best dog foods.