As the weather warms up and nature comes alive, it's essential to give your dog the care they need to maintain a healthy skin and coat. Our smith&burton range of specialised natural grooming products will help you tackle common Spring challenges, from shedding and allergies to fleas and itchy skin. Let's dive in!
- Deshedding Shampoo and Conditioner: Spring often means shedding season for many dogs. To keep your home and your pup's coat in top shape, use our Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner which is ideal for deshedding and used by professional groomers for this task as well. These products are formulated to reduce shedding by loosening and removing excess fur during baths. Regular use will help maintain a sleek and shiny coat.
- Allergy and Flea Shampoo and Conditioner: New Zealand's lush Spring environment can trigger allergies in some dogs. Our Dermal Relief 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo is 100% natural and carefully formulated specifically to help assist replenish, repair, protect and calm dull, dry, itchy, ultra-sensitive, allergy-prone skin while restoring healthy, natural lustre to the coat, blending with New Zealand native botanicals Kawakawa and Poroporo known for their powerful antibacterial and skin repairing properties Infused with Neem and Karanja oil with properties known to naturally help repel fleas and insects. With added vitamin C for antihistamine benefit, designed to soothe irritated skin and provide relief from itching caused by allergens.
- Itchy Allergy Skin Topical Spray: For targeted relief, our Dermal Relief Topical Spray is 100% natural and specifically formulated to help assist in the relief of itchy, flaky, irritated skin. Infused with Manuka Water famous for its health-giving benefits, is naturally calming and astringent helping to rejuvenating the skin, with Neem and Karanja Oils known to naturally help repel fleas and insects. It is great to spray-on before bush walks and hikes too, as well as on your dog’s bedding. With added vitamin C for antihistamine benefits. This spray calms irritated skin and provides relief from itching. It's a must-have for dogs prone to Spring allergies.
- Paw Soothing Balm: Spring walks can sometimes lead to dry and cracked paws. Our Heal & Protect Soothe Balm is enriched with moisturising and healing ingredients such as the power of Manuka Honey, combining Jojoba with vitamins A and E, helps smooth the epidermis. With Coconut known as multi-tasking wonder oil, is incredibly moisturising, hydrating and immune-boosting, it gently cleanses and protects the skin's moisture balance. Enriched with Shea Butter, Sweet Almond and Linseed to soften, nourish and condition the skin. With added vitamin E to promote good skin health. Apply it regularly to your dog's paws to protect against rough terrain and keep those paws soft and healthy.
Spring Skin and Coat Care Routine:
- Brush Regularly: Start Spring off right by brushing your dog's coat regularly. This helps remove loose fur and prevents matting.
- Bathing: Use our Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner every 1-2 weeks to minimise shedding. If allergies are a concern, opt for Dermal Relief 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo as needed.
- Topical Relief: Keep our Dermal Relief Topical Spray on hand for quick relief from itching and irritation. Apply it to affected areas whenever necessary.
- Paw Protection: Apply the Heal & Protect Soothe Balm before and after outdoor activities to shield paws from rough surfaces and keep them moisturized.
- Healthy Diet: A balanced diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids can promote a healthy coat from within. Consult your veterinarian for diet recommendations.
- Regular Vet Check-ups: Spring is a great time for a comprehensive check-up with your veterinarian. Address any concerns about allergies, fleas, or other skin issues.
Remember, every dog is unique, and their skin and coat care needs may vary. Consult your veterinarian before introducing new products into your dog's grooming routine, especially if your pet has pre-existing skin conditions or allergies.
Give your dog the care they deserve this Spring with smith&burton specialised range of grooming products. Embrace the season with a happy, healthy, and beautiful dog by your side!