Exposure to environmental elements such as dry conditions, sun exposure and extreme cold and windy weather can all contribute to the degradation of your dog’s coat. Just like humans, dogs can also benefit from protection on their skin and coats.
The good news is that you can take steps to protect your dog from environmental elements and return hydration to their coat with the regular use of our high-quality online dog grooming products.
How Your Dog’s Coat Can Be Damaged by the Sun
If your dog spends ample amounts of time in the sun, you may notice your dog’s coat fading in colour. In dogs with darker coats, sun bleaching can manifest in the form of lighter browns and reds which can surface throughout their coat. How does this happen? With increased exposure to the sun, the melanin in your dog’s coat is bleached out by the sun, lightening its colour. This happens as the ultraviolet rays of the sun oxidise each individual coat hair.
While sun bleaching can happen to dogs of any colour, it shows up most readily in those who already have chocolate, red, or brownish tones in their coat to begin with. Even black dogs can show sun damage, which often comes about through increased shades of red.
Some dog owners might delight in this new colouring, but many, especially those with dogs in show, may find this discoloration unappealing. This is for good reason. Sun bleaching not only represents an altered look for a dog, but it shows that their coat is now dry, brittle, or damaged.
How to Protect Your Dog’s Coat
You can best protect your dog’s coat from dehydration and damage by reducing the amount of time they spend in the sun. Just like humans, every dog needs exercise and a bit of fun, however, if you want to prevent your dog’s coat from drying out and changing colour, we recommend you try any of our professional dog coat protection and hydrating products.
Professional dog coat protection products like Reviva Coat, Protein Coat Balm and Seabreeze Oil can protect and rejuvenate your dog’s coat by returning much-needed moisture and a sophisticated finish.
To prevent sun damage and fading of the coat, you can apply Plush Puppy Reviva Coat, a leave-in, easily applied moisturising foam. It is non-greasy, will not alter the texture of the coat and helps to protect. Not only will it provide protection, but it is also crafted to maintain and improve overall coat condition and natural shine. Reviva Coat can be used on all coat types, and all coat colours, all year round.
If you’re concerned about increasing static and flyaway hairs on a long or flowing coat, Plush Puppy Protein Coat Balm is wonderful for dog coat production. This non-greasy formula reduces dry static instantly. It also contains UV Filters to moisturise and protect all dog coats, particularly long flowing coats, from sunburn and dehydration. Use this moisturising solution on a regular basis to prevent sun bleaching and dehydration for that final polished look.
Another brilliant all-round solution for protection and hydration is Plush Puppy Seabreeze Oil. Seabreeze Oil is excellent for maintaining a healthy vigour to the skin and coat and is sourced from Evening Primrose and Calendula Oils. It is non-greasy and totally water-soluble and so easy to apply. You simply add a small amount to a jug of water and pour it over a damp coat after shampooing. LEAVE IN. DO NOT RINSE. The benefits are endless.
It gives an incredible sheen and finish while intensifying natural coat colours. It can also help keep any scurf at bay and can aid in relieving itching and dryness with its healing and calming qualities. Seabreeze Oil is excellent for maintaining any coat and helps to protect from the harsh outdoors, especially in tough climates.
Protecting your dog’s coat from environmental elements requires regular prevention. Don’t wait until the harm has already been done! Use Plush Puppy dog coat protection and hydrating products regularly on your dog’s coat to help prevent hair from drying out and losing its colour and sheen.
As a leading developer and provider of Australian dog grooming products, Plush Puppy is dedicated to providing your dog with the very best.