Feeding and looking after your dog's health and wellbeing is a task that can be fraught with problems. Sure you can pull a bag of complete dry dog food off the shelf and feed it to your dog but will it be any good for him? The same applies to sprays and shampoos that you use. Many of these are full of harsh chemicals that can cause more harm than good to your beloved friend.
The best way to ensure your dog gets a good healthy, 100% organic meal is to prepare it yourself. However, not everyone has the time to spend cooking up tempting healthy meals for their dog so finding the right type of food off the shelf is essential.
A good 100% organic food should contain only natural ingredients. It should not need any chemicals or preservatives to make it taste nice or to help with digestion. The label should clearly state exactly what the food is made from and whether there are any chemicals in it. It should also contain all of the nutrients and vitamins that your dog requires for a healthy life, almost eliminating the need for supplements.
If you do find that you need to give your dog supplements with his meal then these should also be wholly natural products. There are many natural supplements available on the market that contain Omega fatty acids, seaweed kelp, glucosamine, chondroitin and live enzymes that are organic and helpful to your dog.
Bathing your dog twice a week is recommended to keep his coat and skin in excellent condition. However, many of the shampoos available for your dog contain harsh chemicals that will strip your dog's coat of its natural oils and can cause further skin problems as well.
The best natural shampoos should contain a mixture of organic ingredients. Colloidal oatmeal is one of the best ingredients as it is gentle on your dog's skin and has excellent moisturising properties. Essential oils such as ale Vera, tea tree, spearmint, geranium and lavender are also good ingredients as these have natural antiseptic properties and will help to heal any rashes or itchy patches on your dog and will help his skin to build up against future problems.
Zinc PCA is another ingredient you should find in a good organic shampoo. This is also helpful to dogs to build up his skin and repair any lesions and open wounds. It also serves to balance out the sebum glands, allowing for proper production of natural oil to keep his skin and coat healthy. Silk amino acids, vitamin B and Omega oils also help to repair and nourish your dog's skin, keeping it healthy and promoting new coat growth.
Using organic natural products, containing the above ingredients is the best way to ensure that your dog has a healthy diet and does not suffer from skin problems. Combined with regular grooming and exercise there is no reason why your dog should not live a long, healthy trouble free life.