The lack of shine in the hair is mainly due to poor nutrition. Yes, that’s right, even if you are giving your dog the most expensive and complete feed, it is very likely that it has some nutritional deficiency.
So let’s see what foods we can give our dog so that it recovers the shine in its hair in a short time.
Omega-rich fish oil
Although unknown to many, fish oil is even sold individually so that we can give our dog extra along with its food. Salmon oil is generally the most widely used, since it contains a large amount of Omega acids.
Omega 3 and 6 help to dramatically improve the shine of the dog’s coat and fur; it is a natural way to make the coat shine more and look better.
If we do not want to use fish oil, we can directly use canned sardines, canned tuna, or fresh fish. If you use the canned options, they should always be in forget oil (if possible, without salt or low in salt).
Yes, fish is very good and beneficial for our dogs, and it also gives them that extra shine in their hair thanks to Omega fatty acids (beneficial for health).
Daily brushing is essential
Do you want to improve the shine in your hair? You should take these suggestions seriously, and one of them is brushing your dog daily.
It is not about brushing it until the skin is red, we should simply brush it gently and delicately, always in the direction of the hair, for about five minutes a day.
With this, we will remove dirt and dead hair and maintain a clean and increasingly shiny hair. Remember to use a specific brush for your dog’s hair type.
Spend money on a good shampoo
It goes without saying that it is totally inadmissible to use shampoo for humans in dogs, since they have a different PH, and its use can cause irritations, dandruff, and even hair loss in the medium term.
We must buy special shampoo for dogs, and that is also one of the good ones (yes, it will be expensive). We should bathe our dog once or twice a month with this shampoo and not apply any other type of product, just rinse well with water, and that’s it.
A good shampoo removes dirt, hydrates the hair, and does not leave greasy residues that help the hair get dirty quickly.
Use brewer’s yeast
Brewer’s yeast is a nutritional supplement that we must use together with its regular diet. It is very good for regenerating the intestinal flora and also provides a large number of B vitamins.
It helps to create melanin for our dog’s hair, intensify its color, and improve its appearance, shine, and general health. You can buy it at the veterinary clinic and apply the dose recommended by the vet.
Don’t expect their hair to improve overnight, some dogs need a couple of weeks and others a couple of months, but their shine will come and shine permanently.
As an extra tip, you can avoid walking in arid or dusty places, preferably walking in places with grass/parks, where our dog stays clean for a longer time.
Avoid the use of pipettes and anti-parasite collars; instead, you can use chewable tablets equally effective against parasites. This way, the dog’s skin, and hair will look cleaner and better.
Stay away from any urban legend that asks you to dirty your dog with oils, concoctions, or the like, these are just things that work one day and make their hair worse for the rest of the month.