Our Top Skin Care Tips For Your Pet

Here are our top tips for taking care of your pet's skin and preventing those itches.

When it comes to managing the itchy pet, there is no magic pill! It's all about prevention of parasites and taking action before things get out of control.

1. Be vigilant with flea treatment all year round for all pets in your family. Fleas are THE major cause of an itchy pet and regular use of a flea treatment is easier and cheaper than trying to get rid of the itch. There are several options for flea prevention, including those that provide protection for a few months at a time like Nexgard and Bravecto

2. A premium balanced diet is essential to keeping your pet's skin and coat in top shape. This will provide a good barrier against potential allergens - see our skin care range of pet foods.

3. Always wash your dog in pet-approved shampoo and conditioner. A product containing ceramides can help rebuild the epidermal barrier and reduce allergen exposure.

4. Medication to help reduce the immune system's response to the allergen can greatly reduce an itch and these can be used during flare-ups and for ongoing management. We have a large range of very affordable skin care medications, but you will need to acquire a prescription from your Veterinarian..

5. And finally, if you notice your pet is itching, licking, biting, or rubbing, you should arrange a check up with with your Vet ASAP. The sooner they settle the itch, the less likely your pet is to cause self trauma and secondary skin infections.

If you have an itchy pet at your house then now is time to take action! The sooner you do the sooner they will be back to their happy and comfortable selves again!