What’s your cat’s skin telling you?

A cat's coat is sleek, shiny, and silky, and also has an important role in the physical well-being of your cat. Having a healthy coat means having protection from weather conditions, provide sensory data and even manufacture vital nutrients like Vitamin D Superior nutrition and tailored grooming routine is vital in keeping your cat's skin and coat in great condition..

What’s your dog’s skin telling you?

Your dog’s biggest organ is their skin and as such its maintenance and care is vital to their overall health. Superior nutrition, flea treatments and regular grooming suited for their skin and coat type are vital for a glossy and healthy coat.

7 signs of skin irritation

  • Raw or red skin
  • Dry flaky skin or oily and greasy
  • Lumps or bumps on skin
  • Strong odours, musky, sour, foul
  • Dull, dry, brittle, limp, or coast coat
  • Matted or tangled fur
  • Hair loss or thinning hair

  • Pet allergies

  • Environmental Allergies can be caused by the pet inhaling or coming into contact with moulds, dust mites, household dust, trees, grass, weeds, pollens, cigarette smoke, fabrics (wood or nylon), rubber and plastic materials, cleaning products and chemicals. .
  • Food Allergies are rare and have a range of symptoms including both skin and gastrointestinal problems. If concerned, please talk to your vet.
  • Flea Allergies are the most common allergy and are caused by a sensitivity to the proteins in the saliva of a flea rather than a flea bite itself. Flea saliva has five known allergens which can trigger an allergic reaction with just one bite.

  • Limiting exposure to allergens

  • Ensure that their environment is smoke free and reduce the amount of dust in the house by vacuuming carpets, under bet and near windows.
  • Regularly wash bedding in very hot water. Change your cleaning products to non toxic natural products to limit your pet’s exposure to toxins.
  • Filter their drinking water or use a pet water fountain if you do not have a water filter available.
  • Always follow directions when medicating or giving your pet a treatment as their immune system can become over sensitive if medicated too often.
  • Wash your pet’s feet; their feet will pick up pollen, weeds, moulds and other allergens.

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