The state of your dog’s coat can be a good indicator of overall health. The coat should be bright, with a healthy luster and shine. It should not be overly dry and should spring back into place when moved. Daily brushing will help keep your dog’s coat healthy and shiny by removing dead hairs and debris, and stimulating oil production in the skin. Dietary factors will also help keep your dog’s coat looking good. Food made with lamb and rice formula as well as dietary supplements promote healthy coat.
Dietary factors, just as in humans, play a big part in keeping your dogs coat looking good, and helps to tell you that you are feeding them the right things.
Keep your eye out for the following conditions that could indicate that there is a problem: Dry Coat, Dandruff, Excessive Scratching, Patches of Missing Hair, Lumps, Crusted Areas, Scaling, Red Patches or Sores, Growths or Lumps and External Parasites. If you observe any of these conditions on your dog, take him to your vet.
If you find any fleas and ticks, you may want to think about purchasing an over-the-counter flea and tick shampoo or insecticide application. Your vet may have several parasite control options available as well that can be extremely effective at eliminating and preventing infestations.