Dog's skin: hygiene and care

The dog's skin is very fine, sensitive and delicate. Its pH is different from ours, that is why it is imperative to use adapted products.

Located under the skin, the sebaceous glands secrete a fat and sheathing substance - the sebum - which goes up from the skin towards the hair , coat it and protect it. Even if a good hygiene passes by the bath , it should never be "stripper" and completely degrease the fur or the skin, which would then be subjected to external aggression (humidity , dust, impurities, etc.).

As our hair, the hairs are born, grow, age and die, replaced by new hairs . The growth phase is called anagen. Follow the so-called catagen transient phase, then the thalogen phase, that is to say the hair activity stop: it is technically "dead", but remains in the skin as long as the next hair, in the anagen phase , did not "push" him out. He falls then. This fall, when it is important and simultaneous for a large part of the coat, constitutes the " moult ".

Note: it is important to disentangle the dog's hair when it is

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