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Celebrated annually on January 8, National Winter Skin Relief Day is a great time to remember that pets also suffer from the winter skin blues!
Cold, dry air outside coupled with enclosed spaces inside and home heating systems can cause your pet to suffer from dry, flakey or cracked skin and the itching and scratching discomfort that accompanies it. Pets already suffering from pruritic skin conditions can have their conditions exacerbated by the combination of low humidity and more time spent in an enclosed environment.
For pet owners, keeping your pet comfortable while spending extended periods of time indoors can be a challenge this time of year. The veterinary dermatology experts at Animal Dermatology Group suggests these helpful tips to keep your pet calm and comfy when the temperature drops.
With a little planning and these tips, you can help turn this time of year from the winter itch blues to the best cuddle time ever for your pet! If you find that your pet is experiencing some discomfort or itchier than usual, make an appointment with us at a location near you.
Ashley Bourgeois, DVM:
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