What is the first thing you notice on someone’s dog that is walking down the street? Well, it’s certainly a dog’s coat. When we talk about the French bulldog breed, they are famous for their courageous personalities and iconic appearances. However, Frenchie’s coat also makes them become spotted wherever they appear.
As a reputable breeder of these wonderful pooches, I want to introduce you with the importance of making their fur shiny and healthy. Frenchie’s coat tells a lot about his health and life habits. It reveals everything about his nutrition, grooming and many other aspects of lives.
The role of nutrition
Just like in people, a dog’s diet takes an important role in improving his coat health. Since French bulldogs are on a higher tendency to suffer from skin allergies, including different kinds of fruits and fish will help them deal with dryness and dull-looking coat.
Food rich in Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids will help your Frenchie’s coat to look smooth and shiny, while fruits rich in antioxidants and vitamins C and E serve to improve the elasticity and smoothness of a dog’s skin.
Therefore, I advise you to consult your vet what ingredients to include in your batpig’s diet. It will certainly leave dozens of beneficial effects not only on his skin but also on his heart and other important organs.
Groom your Frenchie’s coat regularly
Another essential part of French bulldog ownership presents a regular grooming. Although they are considered for a low-shedding breed, Frenchie’s coat need to be brushed at least once a week.
I advise you to check on the following Needle brush that is great for removing the dead hair from your furry friend’s body.
In case you feel more comfortable to brush your dog’s fur by using a glove, then this silicone Frenchie World glove will collect every single dead hair on it. Since it has 180 grooming tips, your furry friend will enjoy the massage feeling it provides. It can also be used during bathing because you’ll be able to thoroughly remove all the dust and dirt collected deep inside the hair.
Bathing is a ‘must’
Despite the fact that Frenchies are not good swimmers at all, they simply enjoy cooling off and bathing during summer months. French bulldogs will actually be very thankful by providing them baths on high temperatures because of their tendency to overheat.
That’s why I recommend you to bathe your four-legged friend by using the following Professional Shampoo Brush. Put a few drops of shampoo and let the party start! The brush head has dozens of silicon tips that will improve your dog’s blood circulation at the same time.
How can we forget on using towels? Every Frenchie owner needs them not only to absorb water from a dog’s fur after bathing but also for paw cleaning. Frenchie’s paws require regular cleaning from mud, dust, mites, and pollen, otherwise, they can become swollen, red and itchy.
Unfortunately, those symptoms may lead to a serious infection called Pododermatitis. Therefore, regular checking for the plant and dirt stuck between your dog’s toes is a must.
Natural products for French bulldog’s shiny coat
Coconut oil presents one of the best natural remedies for a dog’s skin irritations. By applying a Coconut oil on your dog’s minor cuts and abrasions, you’ll prevent him from developing infections and speed up the healing process.
I also suggest to all French bulldog owners to include a tablespoon of this magical ingredient into their dogs’ diets. Since it’s rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, your little gremlin’s skin will become shiny, smooth and more resilient.
Apple Cider Vinegar is another magical ingredient that you can use for disinfecting your Frenchie’s coat. For cleaning your best friend’s skin, the best way is to apply a 50/50 solution of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle. This solution is great for itchy spots (not open wounds) and for killing yeast overgrown on a dog’s skin.
You can also add an apple cider vinegar in your dog’s water bowl and let him drink it. Since it’s rich in potassium, apple cider vinegar improves muscle and nerve functioning. It’s also beneficial for your dog’s digestive system and prevents from developing urinary tract infections.
Marigold oil is famous as a natural pain reliever because it contains salicylic acid just like aspirin. It heals open wounds, blisters, cuts and all other skin changes on your Frenchie’s skin. Otherwise called Calendula, this marvelous plant is famous for its antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and astringent properties.