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A few months ago I shared a few tips on how we take care of Rocco and with summer almost done I wanted to take a minute and share a few things we learned this summer and will be watching for this fall.
Like I’ve mentioned before our dog is a Schnauzer and they are known for a few things:
- Hypoallergenic. Honestly, this is the reason we picked a Schnauzer. I’m very allergic to dog hair and this puppy is amazing!
- Hyper, very hyper. If you ever been to our house you are familiar with Rocco and his excitement every time someone walks in the door! He honestly thinks people are here to see him. Maybe the Hispanic in him, but he feels the need to kiss everyone that walks in our door for about 5-10 minutes.
- Sensitive Skin. This one is a little harder to decipher and this is what we will be talking about today. Rocco skin is very sensitive and little do people know that many dogs suffer from this and that it harsh weather, like the Texas heat, it gets worse.
This summer for the second time in a row Rocco got sick. We had been questioning how he was acting and one thing lead to the other we found ourselves in the vet’s office having Rocco examed. Turns out that his rash had spread out all over his body and after a trip outside Rocco got bit by a spider making it 1000 times worse. He scratched his neck so much that he had no skin left and was bleeding. We ended with a cone and lots of medicine and antibiotics, so how can you avoid this?
Here are a few tips that will help.
- Good food. This is key. Just like us, what our dogs eat will affect their skin and overall how he or she acts. We have chosen to give Rocco Purina® Beneful® Grain Free with Farm-Raised Chicken. The fact that its grain-free helps his skin and of course, it’s 100% complete and the balanced nutrition he needs. I add this to my Walmart cart and they deliver it to my door. Super easy!
- Spray your yard with pet-sensitive sprays. It’s great to spray our yards, not only for our kids but our pets spend time outside too and being so close to the grown they get affected 50 times more.
- Keep their hair short. We suck at this. As much as we bathe him and keep him smelling good I love his hair on the longer side but with the horrible heat, his skin cannot stand it.
All of this has helped us so much with Rocco and of course giving him a huge dose of love is always the best. Now tell me what’s the quality you love the most about your dog?