5 Ways to Honey Can Improve Skin and Coat for Our Canine Friends


Shannon Moore NCMG, Director of Grooming and Education, Espree Animal Products

Honey is often associated as a healthy sweetener for humans, but you might be surprised to learn the amazing benefits this ingredient has for improving the condition of the skin and coat for our canine friends. Now this does not mean we want you to run out and put raw honey on your best canine companion. However, look for products that contain raw honey so your pet can reap all the wonderful benefits form this delightful ingredient. One of our favorites is Espreeā€™s Milk and Honey Shampoo.

1. Moisture Retention

Honey is a natural humectant. It draws moisture into the skin and retains that moisture for long -lasting hydration.

2. Hair Growth
It strengthens the hair follicle for healthy growth.

3. Pore Cleanser

The enzymes in honey clarify the skin and keep the pores clean and clear because of its phenomenal cleansing properties.

4. Expedites Healing

Honey has an abundance of antiseptic and anti-microbial properties which helps accelerate the healing process for minor wounds, abrasions, and cuts. The anti inflammatory and antibacterial compounds in honey also help the tissue regenerate and allows the skin to recover.

5. Prevents Bacterial Growth

The antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey thwarts bacteria that can lead to a multitude of skin issues. The anti-inflammatory properties will help calm redness and irritation as well.

The Holiday Season Is Here!

Sarah Drouin NCMG – VIP PET SALON – Pet Tech CPR Certified – Award winning

The holiday season is here! With that being said, I think we should cover a few bases for safety.

First if you do have a tree inside, tree water, which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria, and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he consume.

Tensile, you know that really pretty stuff; cats like that too! If they should swallow it, dehydration and possible surgery. It’s best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel.

Wires and electric are everywhere, oh my! Batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, you can never be too safe.

You may abide by your rules of no people food, but what about sweet granny? She can’t say no to Bella’s sweet begging eyes! It’s probably best to keep them secured in their own secluded space. A Room of Their Own: Give your pet his own quiet space to retreat to, complete with fresh water and a place to snuggle.

Have great holidays and be considerate of your pets!