7 Ways Beauty Bloggers Keep Their Pets PrettyI started blogging seven years ago as a beauty blogger with my site Beauty and Fashion Tech. After that, I moved on to pet blogging. Through the years, I have come to know a large number of fellow beauty bloggers, many of whom, like my myself, are pet lovers. Of course, it is to be expected that beauty bloggers would be particularly interested in prettying up their pets! I asked some of my beauty blogging friends how they keep their pets looking pretty. Their answers and photos of their pets are in the slideshow that follows. From using coconut oil for dry skin, to getting a retractable brush for easy hair removal, there are some really good tips. Click through for 7 ways beauty bloggers keep their pets pretty!
1. Don't Forget Those Omega 3s
Anastasia from Glamorable! takes care of her Siberian cat Malish by adding fish oil to his diet, something that I do as well with my corgis. She says:
"I add Omega-3 fish oil supplement to my cat's food to boost his immune system, heart, and joint health, as well as the appearance of his coat. The best part is that he takes it willingly, because it smells like fish! I use Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet for Cats and Small Dogs [$14.95], but other brands might make similar products, too."
2. Administer Almond Oil for Dry Skin
Stephanie from Stephanie Louise- All Things Beautiful Blog uses oatmeal for dry skin:
"My boxer/shar pei mix gets terrible dry skin so we make sure to use an ultra rich shampoo with oatmeal and oils to keep his skin comfortable. Our favorite is the Paul Mitchell for Pets Almond Oil [$7.10]."
3. Use a Leave-in Conditioner with Shea Butter
Stephanie also takes care of dry spots with shea butter:
"Our poodle mix gets very chilly in the snow, and it dries out patches on his skin. After he has been outside playing for a while, we spray his dry spots with a leave-in conditioner/shampoo combo and sometimes rub a bit of natural raw shea butter on the really rough ones, like around his paws. Our favorite leave-in conditioner is from I heart Pet Head. It is called "Poof [$12.99]!" It is also a deodorizing spray, so it is great when he gets sweaty or stinky from lots of playing and it smells like pears!"
4. Retractable Brushes Are Best
Stephanie also uses a retractable brush, which I do as well with my corgis.
She says: "We have two long-haired rescue cats and the hair content is insanity. We recently picked up an amazing retractable brush that easily brushes then removes all the hair from the hair brush in a second. Super easy to use and hair isn't flying everywhere!"
5. All the Painted Poodles
Courtney at Phyrra.net is known for her creative looks and hair, and she keeps her poodle looking equally stylish. Courtney says:
"I've had Phaedra groomed in all different kinds of ways. I've also had her dyed with pet-safe dyes. She's been a pink poodle, had a purple mohawk, and a blue one too. I like her best when she's pink and has gold-glittered nails (with doggie polish of course!).
In addition to taking her to a groomer, I do also groom her myself. It took me quite a while to figure out the best way to groom her. Because she trusts me, she'll lay down on her back and let me shave her stomach, where she won't do that for a groomer. She's got infinite patience with me!
I also have dressed her up in costumes! She looks cute with faerie wings on her back. She also doesn't mind the Christmas dress I put her in. She didn't like the reindeer antlers, so we didn't repeat those. She also dressed up as a witch once."
6. Don't Forget! There Are Multiple Uses for Coconut Oil
I love coconut oil for multiple beauty uses. It also can be great for your pets. As Tashina from Logical Harmony explains:
"I have three cats and I use coconut oil to help keep their fur shiny. I place a small amount in their food each day. In the winter, one of my cats gets dry skin! I rub some extra into his coat and onto his skin every couple of days to help moisturize."
7. DIY Grooming
Kathryne, TheFabZilla, does her own grooming. She says:
"My hub and I groom our one and only furry baby ourselves. Every three months, we trim her hair. I bathe her often, as a Dog Mama I can smell when she needs one. She enjoys bathing, grooming, and drying her hair. She snores in between sessions! And by the way, she enjoys dressing up too!"
-By Carleen Coulter
Photo Credit: Glamorable!
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