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Paw-some skincare for your furry friends

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Paw-some skincare for your furry friends
Paw-some skincare for your furry friends

by Kathleen Morrison, Lead Writer

March 29th, 2019

Apostrophe has a dog-friendly office, and boy do we love to pamper our canine companions. Between new dog beds and custom-ordered meat (some of these dogs eat better than their owners!) we do a lot for our furry friends. Companies have taken note and many of them have introduced luxury skin and fur care products for dogs. Are they worth the splurge?

Do dogs really need skincare?

Yes! Just like humans, dogs can be prone to that need care and attention. Food allergies and environmental allergies often manifest as itchy and sensitive skin. Moist dermatitis, commonly referred to as “hot spots,” are sticky, inflamed areas that can spread quickly. Hair loss can also have many different causes, from nutritional deficiencies to parasites. If you furry friend is displaying any of these symptoms, it’s always best to have them taken to a vet to get checked out, but there are products you can use to keep their fur and skin happy and healthy!

Nothing but the best fur your dog

Apostrophe specializes in humans, but we were intrigued when we discovered some of our favorite hair and skin care brands were to serve our canine companions. Ouai, Aesop, and Kiehl’s all carry dog shampoos that include ingredients like apple cider vinegar, spearmint leaf, and chamomile. With Aesop’s cleanser coming in as the most expensive at $40, these luxury products are definitely for pups that are used to a high-end lifestyle.

But are they worth it?

It’s really up to you! It can be fun to spend a little extra on your best friend, just like it’s fun to treat yourself sometimes. If you feel like the cute holographic branding of Wylde’s shampoo speaks to you, it doesn’t hurt to add that bottle to your shelf. However, if you’re on a budget (or just want to get your hands dirty!), the has a couple recipes for a dog shampoo you can make on your own! Either way, your pooch is sure to feel clean and spoiled and isn’t that what really matters?

What’s your favorite way to shower your pets with love? Let us know on Twitter at @hi_apostrophe!

Welcome to the fine print! Just so you know, this article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice. It’s always best to talk to a doctor for that stuff.