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Dog Skin Treatment

Spa Therapies

Smoochie Pooch pet stylists are undergoing training to become an Iv San Bernard Certified Pet Aesthetician, through the Certified Pet Aesthetician Program with Iv San Bernard USA.

We use the finest shampoo and conditioner.  The products we use are all focused on skin and coat and resolving issues you may be having.

About ISB:

ISB produces an array of products designed for various coat types and proper skin management with all products based on natural ingredients. Special attention to the skin, hair and health of the animals through proper product use, selection, technical support and training are ISB’s core attributes.

ISB professional expertise allows us to provide solutions to all skin and coat issues.

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Free Client Consultations

New client consultations are always free at Smoochie Pooch!

Is there a dog in your life that has chronic “allergies”—dry¸ itchy¸ flaky¸ crusty or inflamed skin? Has medical treatment by a vet been expensive and ineffective so far?

Upon check-in, we thoroughly review what we can or cannot do for your pet on that day.

We’ll discuss treatment and spa therapy options that will fit your pet’s individual skin concerns and issues. In between professional appointment care, we will discuss frequency of professional grooming needs.

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Hydro-Massage Ozone Spa

Smoochie Pooch is pleased to announce that we now offer state-of-the-art Hydro-Massage Ozone Spa skin therapies for pets. This technologically advanced pet skin therapy is more than just oxygenated bubbles but an actual skin therapy machine that generates ozone to treat skin conditions traditional micro-bubblers cannot. 

What is Ozone?

Ozone (O3) is the oxygen molecule (O2) with an additional oxygen atom. Ozone occurs naturally when ultra-violet rays from the sun react with the oxygen molecules (O2) in the Earth’s upper atmosphere (making the protective ozone layer) or through an electrical discharge, such as lightening. It can also be created artificially with an ozone generator. Ozone is a powerful and rapid acting oxidant and will breakdown bacteria, mold and yeast spores, organic material and viruses. Additionally, it is a very powerful non-chemical disinfectant. In Europe, ozone is used for many purposes: color removal, taste and odor removal, turbidity reduction, organics removal, micro flocculation, iron and manganese oxidation, and most commonly, bacterial disinfection and viral inactivation. Iv San Bernard has researched, tested and developed a SAFE ozone delivery system for pets.

Skin Treatments: Before & After

Severe Allergies

Treatment: Standard Skin Therapy Treatments, Daily Triple Oil Application

Blizzard had extremely bad skin allergies, a lifelong issue for her. She came in twice a week for 6 weeks and received our Standard Skin Therapy Treatments, as well as daily Triple Oil Application at home. She still has clear skin, but is not doing any follow-up care as of now.

Infected Flews / Yeast Problems

Treatment: Traditional Skin Therapy treatments

Tag had infected flews (under the mouth near his lips) and yeast problems. He received our Traditional Skin Therapy treatments for 6 weeks and has not had a problem since, although is still getting weekly baths to maintain healthy skin.

Alopecia

Treatment: Hydration Hair Restoration Treatment

After experiencing progressive hair loss, Cigo’s veterinarian diagnosed him with Alopecia. Cigo came to us for his first therapy with sores, grey skin and covered in dandruff. After just the first visit, the dandruff was gone and sores were healing. Stay tuned for more updates!

Believe it or not, baths can be hard on a dog’s skin so try not to bathe them too frequently. When you do bathe them, make sure you’re using moisturizing shampoo. The food and treats you feed your dog can also impact their skin, so choose wisely.

If your dog does have skin concerns, it’s best to consult with your pet groomer and veterinarian about the recommended bathing frequency and products to use. With pets that have seasonal allergies, bathing them once a week can help relieve itching and reduce the chance of skin infections due to constant scratching.

In some cases, a thick paste made of water and baking soda can dry out rashes, provide relief from itching, and reduce redness and inflammation. An apple cider vinegar solution or coconut oil can also be helpful, but it’s best to consult your dog’s vet and grooming team to ensure you’re choosing the best options for your pet.

Topical antihistamines or antibiotic sprays can be effective ways to treat hot spots. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed to treat or prevent secondary bacterial infections. If you’re concerned about your dog’s skin, contact your veterinarian to have them assessed. They should be the only ones prescribing or providing medication for your pet.

Yes, coconut oil can be a great way to add moisture to your dog’s skin and reduce flakiness. To use, take a small amount and rub it between your hands to warm up. Then, gently pat your dog’s coat and massage it a little down onto their skin. This can be done about once a week.

Keeping your dog’s skin hydrated starts with making sure they always have enough to drink, especially on hot days. Using hydrating shampoos is also important. We also recommend our Mineral Red Hydration treatment which rebuilds the protective layer of the skin, augments the shine of your pet’s hair, and also protects the skin from environmental toxins.

Determining the reason for the itchiness is a great place to start. Food allergies, environmental allergies, bacteria, or parasites can all cause itchiness. At Smoochie Pooch, we offer a Mineral Red Hydration treatment as well as Hydro-Massage Ozone Spa skin therapies which can provide significant relief for dogs with itchy skin.

Yes, aloe vera can help a dog’s skin and provide skin relief. However, it’s very important to know that aloe vera is not safe for a dog to ingest. Thankfully, you can buy pet-safe aloe vera products that can be safely used to provide relief from dry nose, hot spots, and itchy skin.

Skin allergies in dogs can include excessive scratching and licking, biting or chewing their skin, red and irritated skin, flakey skin, sores, hot spots, and hair loss. Your dog may have all or some of these symptoms and symptoms can be present due to a food, a product, or an environmental allergy.

The best antibiotic for your dog’s skin infection is the one prescribed by your veterinarian. Your dog will need to be seen by a vet to have its skin assessed and to ensure that any other health considerations are taken into account before any medication is prescribed. They can also help you determine the cause of the infection.