If you’re looking for the best way to take care of your pet’s teeth and coat this winter, visit the professionals at Clark Animal Care Center in Penfield, NY. In addition to providing general pet health services, they also provide Cytopoint to improve your dog’s skin allergies. They’re also offering a limited-time $75 dental discount in January and February. To learn more about this trusted veterinary clinic, visit them online. Call (585) 377-1160 to schedule an appointment for your furry friend.
A Guide to Winter Pet Health Issues
Caring for Your Pet’s Teeth
As tempting as it is to give in to begging, don’t give your pet human food to eat. In addition to causing digestive issues, human food can create dental problems. Dogs may chew bones so hard that they chip or break their teeth. Bones can also break when chewed, wounding your dog’s mouth or presenting a choking hazard. Promote pet health by sticking to food and treats designed for dogs. Maintain your dog’s regular brushing routine. If you don’t have one, it’s not too late to add it to your list of resolutions for the New Year. Lastly, schedule dental cleanings with your veterinarian to ensure your pet’s teeth are in prime condition.
Caring for Your Pet’s Coat
Baths may keep your furry friend clean, but they can be especially drying in the winter, stripping their skin of the natural oils needed to keep their coats shiny and soft. This added dryness can exacerbate dandruff. It can also cause itching, which if severe can lead to fur loss. Limit bathing. If bathing is truly necessary, use moisturizing, sensitive-skin shampoos and warm water, or skip the water and use dry shampoo. Smooth your dog’s coat gently with a soft-bristled brush. You can also keep their skin and coat healthy by ensuring they eat a well-balanced diet designed for canines. If your pup is particularly prone to skin issues, talk to your veterinarian about whether introducing dog-safe supplements might be appropriate.
If your dog falls victim to itchy skin, talk to your veterinarian about Cytopoint®, a specialized medication designed to reduce the impacts of dry coats, allergies, and scratching. This medication is safe to use on dogs in good health and can provide relief as soon as 24 hours after it’s administered.