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How should you care for your dog's skin in the winter?

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Take care of sensitive skin: Just like your skin, your dog’s skin gets drier, itchier, and flakier in the winter. Don’t bathe him as often as you do in the summer -- that strips away his coat’s natural oils. When you do get him into the tub, use a moisturizing shampoo.

From: Is Your Dog Ready for Winter? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Cold Weather Safety Tips.”

Jefferson County, CO, Animal Control: “Seasonal Pet Care.”

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Cold Weather Pet Safety.”

The Humane Society: “Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather.”

The Humane Society of Utah: “Cold Weather Care for Dogs.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: “Cold Weather Safety Tips.”

Jefferson County, CO, Animal Control: “Seasonal Pet Care.”

American Veterinary Medical Association: “Cold Weather Pet Safety.”

The Humane Society: “Protect Your Pet During Winter and Cold Weather.”

The Humane Society of Utah: “Cold Weather Care for Dogs.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on April 24, 2018

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