The Essentials for Your Dog In Spring

Posted by Essential Dog on Sep 04, 2020

Welcome to your Essential Newsletter for Spring 2020!

At this stage of 2020 it’s not news to say that it has been a “challenging” year – to say the least – so first and foremost, we all at Essential Dog hope you and your pets are well and staying safe no matter where you are.

As you may already know, Essential Dog is 100% Australian made and owned and has been since 2012. As we are predominately an online business (as well as being available through select stockists) we are still open for business and taking the necessary precautions to ensure your pet products arrive safely. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please reach out here.
Springtime and your Pet
Spring is a wonderful time of year and a favourite time for many – including our furry family members – and it’s officially here. So, as we emerge from the slumber that is Winter, now is a great time to start preparing your dog for Spring. Here are our tips...
Grooming – now, we wouldn’t be much of a Dog Grooming Products company if we didn’t take this opportunity to point out that Spring requires more grooming. This is the time of year when many dogs will shed as they get rid of their winter coat for a thinner coat. The best thing you can do is to brush your dog regularly. The warmer weather also means more playtime outside which brings more dirt – luckily the warmer weather also makes drying your dog after their bath easier. Check out our range of delightful shampoos and conditions here.

Fleas and Ticks – unfortunately, the warmer weather of Spring doesn’t mean more playtime for just us and our pets, fleas and ticks also love this time of year. Now is the time to step up any preventative treatments and also take the time to regularly check over your pet for any signs of these parasites. The first sign that your pet might have fleas is excessive scratching, biting or licking at the skin. The best places to look for fleas are around their stomach, lower back and base of the tail. If you suspect your pet has a tick, please contact your vet immediately.

Other Challenges – now is also the time when nature springs into action. People will start spending more time tending to their gardens which means you should be aware of a higher use of pesticides and other chemicals (e.g. slug bait). Snakes become more active with the warmer weather as well. To reduce the risk of a snake bite, keep the grass short in your backyard and remove any debris which could provide a habitat for a snake and avoid areas with long grass when out and about. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned or bitten by a snake, seek veterinarian treatment immediately. Finally, like us, our pets can suffer from seasonal allergies. Keep an eye out for sneezing, watery eyes, and skin irritations or redness and talk to your vet about possible treatments. For mild skin irritations, consider our Dermal Spray.
Product of the Season
One of our most popular products is our sensitive range – Sensitive Dog Shampoo & Conditioner Pack with Chamomile, Orange and Rosewood. If your dog has sensitive skin, try these products. A little goes a long way with this premium, natural dog shampoo and conditioner with its unique blend of 7 certified organic extracts, comfrey and bisabolol natural oil. It also has a beautiful, honey apple scent with a hint of citrus and herbal tones.
Also, have you seen our new Herbal Ear Cleaner with Witch Hazel, Finger Lime and Lemon Myrtle? Ear cleaning is a part of grooming that shouldn't be neglected as it removes the build up of wax and gunk in the ear canal and pinnae (inside of ear flap). Our gentle ear cleaner is very easy to use and unlike any product on the market. Using our extended spray nozzle this product can be sprayed directly into the ear canal and the inside of the ear flap. Herbal Plus Ear Cleaner will change cleaning your dog’s ear from messy and sticky to an absolute breeze!
Essential Dog of the Season
Meet Boba the brown Labrador from Myanmar. She loves playing with her siblings Ozzie and Roku – and anyone else who’s keen! She’s also a fan of our Citronella Gard Spray. Check out Boba’s adventures at @chef.roku.
If you would like your four-legged friend to be our Essential Dog of the Season, tag us in your Instagram post.
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Other News
Spring Discount – we want to make caring for your pet as easy as possible, so for the month of September you can use this 20% OFF discount code on your purchase… SPRING20 (*conditions apply).

Socials – If you haven’t already, check out our socials (see links below). This will help you keep up-to-date with our products – and increase your exposure to more cute dogs!