How To Look After Dogs With Oily Skin
If your dog has oily skin, it can often result in a greasy coat. If this is a regular occurrence, you should investigate the cause of the oily skin in case there is an underlying condition causing the extra grease and odour. There are a variety of factors that can lead to your dog developing oily skin, such as hormones, allergies and genetics.
Shampoo with a non-greasy formula
The Wahl Tea Tree Shampoo is a concentrated animal shampoo which is ideal for oily coats. The formula is designed to remove dirt and odours without causing irritation. This revitalising, cooling animal shampoo thoroughly cleanses to effectively remove grease, dirt, stains and odours from the coat. It can be used on any coat type but is particularly beneficial for coarser hair and animals with sensitive skin.
If you prefer a ready to use shampoo, the Wahl Dirty Beastie Shampoo is a balanced formula for removing dirt, grease and odour for your dog’s coat. We’d recommend this shampoo for coats that are particularly thick or dirty. The shampoo also contains beneficial ingredients that will promote healthy, glossy results every time.
Brush them regularly
Regular brushing is beneficial for dogs with oily skin as it promotes good circulation and also helps do distribute the good, natural oils in the coat. The Wahl Slicker Brush is great for oily skin, as the bristles are formed with firm stainless-steel pins that reach through the coat, separate matted hair and remove debris that may be clogged up on the skin. You should choose a large or small brush depending on the size of your dog. A great option for giving your pet a daily massage to improve blood circulation is the Wahl Grooming Glove, which allows you to groom and stroke your pet at the same time.
Use a ‘doggy deodorant’
Often, dogs with greasy and oily skin will start to smell due to a build up of oil. It may not always be convenient to bathe your dog, so instead you can use a pet cologne to keep them smelling fresh. The Wahl Baby Powder Professional Pet Cologne is formulated to deodorise and rejuvenate pet skin and coat. With Aloe Vera Extract, it’s perfect for pets with sensitive skin and provides a cooling, soothing effect on the skin. It’s also free from potentially harmful ingredients such as silicone, sulphate, detergents and parabens.