Skin Health 101

It's time to talk about a topic that may not be the most glamorous, but it's important nonetheless: dog skin health! As a furry friend, skin is one of the largest organs and it's essential to keep it healthy to look and feel their best. So, let's dive in and learn some tips to keep your dog's skin in top shape.

Firstly, let's talk about fleas and ticks.

They may seem like harmless little pests, but they can cause some serious damage to the skin. Not to mention, they're just plain annoying! So, make sure to use a flea and tick preventative that's appropriate for your size and breed. And if they do end up with some unwanted visitors, don't be embarrassed to ask your vet for some help getting rid of them. We all need a little assistance sometimes.

Next up, let's talk about baths.

Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but either way, they're important for maintaining healthy skin. But be careful not to overdo it - too many baths can strip their skin of its natural oils and leave them feeling dry and itchy. So, find a balance that works for you and your pup.

Now, let's talk about allergies. Just like humans, dog's can be allergic to all sorts of things - from certain foods to environmental triggers like pollen or dust. Allergies can manifest as skin irritation, so if you notice any redness, itching, or bumps, it's important to get checked out by a vet. They can help identify the cause of the allergy and recommend a treatment plan.

Last but not least, let's talk about nutrition.

What they eat can have a big impact on the health of their skin. Make sure their diet includes plenty of protein, healthy fats, and vitamins and minerals like omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and zinc. And of course, always make sure to offer plenty of water to keep them hydrated.

So, there you have it, my furry friend parents - some tips for keeping your doggo's skin healthy and happy. Remember, taking care of their skin is essential to them living their best lives, whether they're chasing squirrels in the park or snuggled up on the couch. 

These blog posts are not medical advice and If you have any concerns we'd always recommend to discuss them with your veterinarian.  For any questions for team Scooch, please do reach out to us at

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