Would your dog benefit if you conditioned her coat? Answer these 6 questions to find out | Ruff Ideas
Most people dislike bathing their dog because, let’s admit it, it’s a pain in the rear end. Taking extra time to condition their dog would be a real luxury. However, conditioning can really improve the state of their coat. The case for conditioners – As we all know, shampoos by design are used for removing unwanted grime from the skin and coat. But shampooing, without sealing the coat afterwards, leaves the hair shaft open where residue can enter and oils and hydration escape. But conditioning after shampooing will close the hair cuticle and restore hydration, moisture and elasticity. To determine if your dog is a good candidate for conditioner answer the following questions: 1. How long is your dog’s coat? 2. Does he/she have an under coat? 3. How often do you wash your dog? 4. Does your dog have itchy skin? 5. The cuddle factor (CF) you would like to achieve. 6. How adverse is your dog to bath time? Long Coats If your dog has a long coat, then it may be prone to mats and