Veronica DeLisle | June 25 2018
If you’re looking for the easiest and healthiest way to keep your dog’s coat sleek and shiny, Sleepy Cotton’s Shiny Dog Melting Balm is the thing for you. It’s packed with natural and healthy ingredients like coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and the lesser known sunflower oil. We’ve all heard of coconut oil, but here’s some information on how sunflower oil is also highly beneficial for your dog, and why Sleepy Cotton uses it to make their all natural bath and spa products.
Fatty Acids are Good!
Some people may not believe that fatty acids are good for you and your pup, but they’re essential for living. Dogs don’t produce the same amount of fatty acids as humans do, so they need a little extra help to ensure a healthy pup. Many food manufacturers use oils like sunflower oil in their food to give our furry friends the boost in fatty acids they need to keep them healthy on the inside and outside. Sunflower oil is loaded with Omega-6’s which help stimulate hair and skin growth and promote a healthy immune system. Be careful though, too much of a good thing can lead to some health concerns. A lot of food manufacturers use sunflower oil over other oils because it is cheaper, however it can imbalance your dog’s system with too much Omega-6. That’s why using sunflower oil topically and only when needed may be a better choice than adding it to your pal’s food. If you’re looking for a supplement to aid to your dog’s food, read about coconut oil (which has many healthy benefits just like sunflower oil) on Sleepy Cotton’s blog.
Shiny Coat and Healthy Skin
Sunflower oil is great for hydrating your pup’s fur and keeping their coat soft and silky. It also helps hydrate their paws when the cold weather makes them dry and cracked. It contains vitamins A, B, D and E as well as healthy minerals for your dog’s skin and fur. This array of vitamins and minerals act as antioxidants that can regenerate skin cells, and even help get rid of acne causing bacteria. If you’re worried about their fur thinning or falling out, sunflower oil will help to strengthen and rejuvenate their fur. It’s also good for soothing and healing minor wounds as well as protecting your dog from the sun. The best part? Sunflower oil is light and non-greasy and absorbs into the skin easily. It won’t clog or block pores!
Shiny Dog Melting Balm
Sleepy Cotton uses sunflower oil in their line of melting balms created to help keep your dog’s skin moisturized and their coat sleek. They also use coconut oil, which you can read about in the article “The Dog Wellness Secret You May Not Know About”, and sweet almond oil which is highlighted in the article “Dry Skin Relief For Your Pup: Sweet Almond Oil”. They come in a variety of scents as well; lavender for a calming effect, rose for an uplifting effect, rosemary and cedarwood to repel bugs, and even no scent for sensitive skin. Keep your pup happy and healthy with an easy to use and all natural balm