How to Get a Dog's Coat to Grow

by Amanda Maddox, Demand Media
    Proper grooming and feeding helps your dog's coat grow.

    Proper grooming and feeding helps your dog's coat grow.

    Dogs lose hair with the changing of the seasons, because of allergies and sometimes for no apparent reason. Regardless of why your dog is going bald, you can help him grow his coat back by pampering him inside and out.

    Items you will need

    • High-quality dog food
    • Brush
    • Omega-3 and omega-6 supplements
    • Oatmeal shampoo
    • 1 cup white vinegar
    • 1/2 gallon water
    • Spray bottle

    Step 1

    Feed your four-legged friend a well-balanced diet. Find a premium food that is high in omega fats. To be healthy on the outside, you need to start with the inside.

    Step 2

    Brush your furry friend’s coat every other day. Brushing from the skin up helps remove the dead hair and stimulates new skin cell production, promoting hair growth.

    Step 3

    Talk to your vet about adding omega-3 and omega-6 supplements to your dog’s diet. They reduce skin inflammation and help your dog grow a shiny, healthy coat.

    Step 4

    Bathe your dog at least once a week with an oatmeal shampoo specifically created for dog coat growth. This removes dirt and bacteria hindering coat growth.

    Step 5

    Mix 1 cup white vinegar and 1/2 gallon water in a spray bottle. Spray your dog after each bath to kill bacteria on his skin.

    Tip

    • Check your dog's skin for a rash or redness. This may be a sign of an infection causing hair loss. Take your pup to the vet to be safe.

    Warning

    • Talk to your vet before adding supplements or changing your dog’s diet. Some critters may be sensitive to certain foods and supplements.

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    About the Author

    Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.

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