The skin is a mirror of the soul – just like us humans, the skin and the fur of dogs and cats are considered an indicator of health.
Over the course of their lives, many four-legged friends suffer from dry and irritated skin as well as dull and dull fur. It is therefore extremely important to care for the animal's skin and fur: You will find out in this article why skin care and fur care is so important and how you can optimally care for and nourish your four-legged friend's skin and fur.
Skin and coat care: why is it so important?
The skin of dogs and cats is a real natural talent: it is not only the largest organ in the body, but also serves as an effective protective shield . The skin forms the boundary between the organism and the environment and thus protects against viruses, bacteria or other harmful substances that can lead to allergic or infectious reactions in the animal. The fur of dogs and cats provides additional protection against external influences , such as cold, wet, heat, UV rays or injuries.
Ideally, vital skin is inconspicuous and healthy fur is shiny, dense and resilient. However, if the dog or cat's fur is dull, dull and lackluster, the cause usually lies deeper: the skin.
Only when irregularities occur and lead to skin irritations, itchy spots or dandruff does your well-being suffer in the long term. In order to prevent this and maintain the protective shield of our four-legged friends, it is important to support and care for the skin and fur of the dog or cat - from the inside and out.
How do you properly care for your four-legged friend's skin and fur?
For a balanced complexion and a well-groomed coat, an interplay of internal and external care and support is important: We'll tell you our favorite tips for dogs and cats.
For skin and fur: care from the inside
Because true beauty literally comes from within: You can easily support your four-legged friend's health through daily food - for example with natural supplements and high-quality oils.
We introduce you to our ALPHAZOO favorites :
+ Our brewer's yeast tablets
+ Our salmon oil
The fish oil is bursting with Omega 3, 6 and 9. With a whopping 17% Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon oil can not only support a particularly rich coat shine on your animal, but also promote a vital complexion.
+ Our fur love food oil
Bright times in sight: Our high-quality oil composition “ Fellliebe ” is an ideal food additive for nourished skin and radiant fur. The tasty premium oil for dogs and cats consists of fresh salmon oil, sweet almond oil and exotic argan oil.
💡 Team tip : Pssst – you can also use our cold-pressed feed oils externally. Simply spread a small dab on the palms of your hands and massage gently into the fur.
For skin and fur: care from the outside
Whether summer or winter: Our five tips for optimal care and effective protection from head to toe... er, paws!
Combing & Brushing
Combing and brushing is part of basic care for dogs and cats. It's about more than just combing out dirt and grime. Through regular brushing and combing, we say goodbye to tangles and knots, free our four-legged friends from loose hair, support them in changing fur, can stimulate blood circulation and also build a good relationship with our pet through physical contact. Which aid is best suited for your animal depends primarily on the condition of your dog or cat's fur.
Bathing & Cleaning
One thing in advance: Both dogs and cats should be bathed as rarely as possible and only as often as really necessary. You can carefully remove dirt from your animal with gentle and skin-friendly shampoos - make sure to choose a product that moisturizes and moisturizes.
SECRET TIP FROM THE TEAM: Our gentle skin and fur spray “Fire Extinguisher” cares for stressed fur and impresses with its caring and nourishing components: chamomile and calendula.
The paws of our four-legged friends literally carry them through life. So that they can be safe on their discovery tours, it is important to take care of their paws and claws. In addition to regularly cutting the claws and the hair between the paw pads, it is helpful to support the pads with special care products. With our paw spot-on you ensure that your dog or cat can roam the wide world completely worry-free.
Nose and snout care
The snout, or especially the nose, of our four-legged friends is very sensitive. It reacts sensitively to weather conditions or room temperatures, such as heating air that is too dry. In order to optimally protect our pets' snouts, sufficient moisturizing care is essential.
You can prevent cracked and brittle noses with a nourishing nose and snout balm, such as our “Schnäuzchen Balm”: The interaction of beeswax and the nourishing components of our nose and snout balm forms a protective film on the nose, the barrier of which protects against the effects of external influences can mitigate.
Sharpen the eavesdroppers: The ears of dogs and cats also require regular care. Because they are important and at the same time sensitive sensory organs. So always keep your pet’s ears clean, for example with our gentle ear cleaner “ Eavesdropper on ”. It frees your dog or cat's ears from dirt, earwax, etc. The natural care product with chamomile and calendula does not contain any unnecessary ingredients - regenerating and protective.