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Hola, from All Kreatures Pet Care

Hello again, it's your friend Paco and this month I want to talk about winter skin problems.  I started thinking about this watching my little buddy Lola scratch so I started doing a little research on my own.  I found out that just because the fleas and ticks are not a huge concern other things can start to make us itch as the weather turns cold.

Here in Knoxville, the humidity gets lower and the wind and cold make our people turn up the heat systems in our homes.  As we go in and out during the day our bodies have a hard time adjusting to the moisture changes.  This is very hard on our skin!

Now is an important time to keep us bathed, groomed and our skin moisturized.  Too many baths can cause extra irritation, so it is very important to use a very good moisturizing shampoo for sensitive skin along with a good rinse.  All this available in our groom shop at All Kreatures.  

At home our people can use a soft brush on us (and our cat friends) to help stimulate the hair follicles and natural oil glands in our skin.  Removing the dead skin cells and loose hair from the coat will allow the skin a chance to repair itself.  If you are boarding with us, ask your people to have us brush you during your playtime.  We love to do that and it feels so good!

Of course, if you are having major skin problems you need to ask your people to call your Veterinarian for the best advise on how to make you feel better.  

Well, I need to go now.  I am going to go to the groom shop and help Lola get a nice refreshing bath with the Hydro Surge and some Tea Tree Shampoo.  I think she is going to feel better real soon.

Adios for now!

Paco P.