Brushing regularly with the right brush is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy coat on your dog. According to parasites in dogs., dogs with coats of all lengths benefit from regular brushing. This ritual removes loose hairs and dead skin cells and keeps the coat free of dirt and debris. Brushing sessions are also an ideal time to look for ticks and other external
ARA recommends always using pet shampoo when bathing dogs, since human shampoo does not have the right pH balance and can make skin issues worse in some cases. It is also important to keep dogs hydrated. Discuss a pet supplement of omega-3 fatty acids with your vet to see if this nutrient would benefit the dog's coat and skin.
If you take excellent care of your dog's coat and it is still dull, coarse, falling out or more wiry than usual, consult with your veterinarian. Changes in a dog's skin and coat can indicate a number of health issues, including allergies in dogs and internal issues like hormone dysfunction.