TODAY’S TIDBIT: Winter has just begun and so has my dry and itchy skin! The harsh Canadian weather has not been kind to me. If my skin is suffering in this weather, what about my poor little Yorkie’s skin? Dogs can suffer from dry, flaky skin in the cold winter months.
To prevent your Yorkie’s skin from getting dry, Boston area veterinarian Dr. Michael Levine suggests, “Avoid frequent bathing for dogs and small animals. During the dry, cold winter months, pets should only get a once-monthly bath.” We use a shampoo with oatmeal or aloe to help soothe the skin.
Your vet may prescribe an Omega-3 fatty acid vitamin supplement for your Yorkie. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. Veterinarian Dr. Holly Nash, from Drs. Foster & Smith Pet Supply Company says, “For many years, pet owners have given fatty acids to their dogs and cats to change a dull, dry hair coat into a more glossy one.”
Springtime can’t come fast enough for me! Join us again on Monday for TODAY’S TIDBIT.