As a pet groomer in sunny surf city, we know how much our furry friends love to get sandy paws and dip into the sea. But as much as they enjoy it, our pets’ skin can suffer from the harsh effects of the beach and saltwater. That’s why it’s important to keep your pet’s skin healthy and happy with regular grooming appointments and at-home care.
One of the most common skin issues we see in pets is allergies. Allergies can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild irritation to severe itching and rashes. Some of the signs your pet may be suffering from allergies include excessive scratching, licking, and biting at their skin, redness, swelling, and even hair loss.
Common allergens in Southern California include grasses, trees, and other environmental factors like pollution and dust. Allergies can also be caused by food, so if you notice your pet’s skin issues coinciding with a certain diet or treat, it’s worth exploring food allergies with your vet.
At our grooming spa, we use only the highest-quality products to keep your pet’s skin nourished and healthy. Our premium grooming products are formulated with natural ingredients like coconut, sage, eucalyptus, and probiotics to provide deep nourishment and revitalization for your pet’s skin.
But grooming isn’t just about using the right products. It’s also important to know how to care for your pet’s skin in between appointments. That’s why we recommend using a gentle, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner at home, as well as regular brushing to prevent matting and tangles.Of course, proper skin care doesn’t end with regular visits to the groomer. You can also take care of your pet’s skin at home by regularly brushing their coat to remove any mats, tangles, or loose fur that can trap dirt and bacteria. You can also use a paw/nose/ear salve to soothe dry or cracked areas, and a perfume spray made from essential oils to keep your pet smelling fresh and clean. And don’t forget to keep an eye on any changes in your pet’s skin, such as rashes or bumps, and contact us immediately if you notice anything unusual.
When it comes to beach trips, it’s important to remember that saltwater and sand are not a substitute for a good bath. In fact, saltwater can actually dry out your pet’s skin and cause irritation. So, after a day at the beach, be sure to rinse your pet thoroughly with fresh water to remove any salt, sand, or debris.
Swimmer’s itch is another common issue for pets who love the beach. This is caused by a parasitic worm that can burrow into your pet’s skin and cause itching and irritation. To prevent swimmer’s itch, avoid areas of standing water and always rinse your pet thoroughly after they swim in the ocean, lake, or river.
At our spa, we’re dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pet’s skin. With our expert knowledge and high-quality products, we can help keep your pet’s skin healthy and happy, so they can enjoy all the fun and sun Southern California has to offer.
Stay tuned for more upcoming skin care blogs for your pet care needs.