Moisturize Dry Spots
Dogs, they’re just like us! Not totally, of course. But when they need to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! It’s easy to do without shopping for the best moisturizer on the planet, like we do for ourselves. In fact, one of our favorite products (and low cost too) is perfectly safe for dogs and combats dry, flaky skin beyond well. We are talking about coconut oil. Look for 100 percent (organic) coconut at your local pharmacy or supermarket or find it at an online pet store. Apply to dry patches or hot spots—when you rub it in, the coconut oil deeply penetrates into their skin. Don’t worry if your dog tries to lick it off as coconut oil can be ingested by dogs. In fact, some fur-mommies add to their pups food for healthy coats and skin. However, for winter skin, it’s an extra moisture-locking barrier on the outside. Plus licking it off can just aggravate the issue, so to avoid that, we suggest rubbing it on at night to a sleepy puppy just when they’re ready for some shut-eye.