IT'S THAT time of the year again when your pet dog needs extra care to keep it safe from the plummeting mercury.
Dogs, like humans, are very sensitive to extremities of temperature, say experts. If there's one thing every dog owner needs to ensure during winter, it's the maintenance of his/her pet's coat.
"The cold weather and dry air take toll on pets as much as they do on us. In winter their coat gets very dry, causing dandruff. We advise our clients to brush their pets daily in winters and give them an oil massage before bathing them once a month," says Sanjeev Kumar, manager of Scoopy Scrub, a popular chain of pet grooming salons.
Since dogs begin to shed their summer coats just before the onset of the winter, it's especially important for you to brush and comb your animal daily to stimulate healthy growth and provide for robust skin, he said.
Regular professional grooming helps to remove dead skin, fur and undercoat and provides better insulation against the cold weather.
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