With fall allergy season just ending and winter coming on, the dogs are in need of some skin care items. Ty’s feet are healing up from allergy hot spots, and both dogs tend to get dry skin in winter. I had heard some fabulous things about Bayer® ExpertCare™ products, particularly their Spot-On Skin Moisturizer, so I was eager to try it. So, Eve and I went on a field trip to PetSmart to pick some up. We were provided with a gift card in order to make our purchase.
Bayer ExpertCare makes home pet care products specially formulated for your cat or dog. You can find them exclusively at PetSmart in the health care aisle. In my store that is at the back of the store. They offer a range of products such as support for skin, ears, and digestive health.
Eve and I picked up four products:
- ExpertCare Spot-On Skin Moisturizer is formulated with essential fatty acids to help support skin hydration. The quick, convenient application can help maintain your cat’s/dog’s full, healthy coat and support coat shine. I really like the ingredient list, which consists of multiple oils.
- Bayer ExpertCare Ear Care Rinse is a fresh-scented antiseptic cleansing rinse containing wax-dissolving and drying agents with aloe vera.
- Bayer ExpertCare Coat Cleansing Foam is a convenient, leave-in moisturizing foam that is great for use on water-reluctant cats or dogs. This soap-free formula contains natural ingredients to support skin hydration and help manage bad odor while
supporting hair coat shine.
- ExpertCare Wound Spray Gel for dogs is composed of cross-linked modified hyaluronic acid, which helps create a suitable environment to aid in cell migration, supporting the natural healing of skin wounds.
I chose these items with Ty and eve’s skin-care needs in mind. I’m going to use the wound spray gel on the remainder or Ty’s hot spots and he will benefit from the moisturizer. Eve too will get help with her dry skin from the moisturizer, and both dogs can be freshened up and kept clean with the cleansing foam and ear rinse.
Ty and Eve are ready to get fresh and moisturized!
The coat cleansing foam is a good first start. This is a leave in foam. To use it, shake it well and dispense some foam into your hand and apply directly onto your pet’s coat. You can use your hands to disperse it though the coat, but I prefer to use a brush to get it spread evenly. Allow the foam to penetrate the coat, while avoiding the eyes and muzzle. Then, towel dry the treated area, which will remove dirt. Brush the coat completely when your dog is completely dry. It is a great way to freshen up your pet between baths or in preparation for the spot on moisture treatment. It has a fresh scent that isn’t too overwhelming.
When I used the product on Eve, I applied it through her coat, rubbing it in. But, as I noted previously, I also used a brush to better disperse it through the coat and assure that it went on more evenly. I also brushed her again when her coat was fully dry. The product has a fresh scent, so it left Eve smelling quite good – something that is important to me since she often gets that distinct dog smell. Eve seemed happy enough with it and it is good for Ty as well, since he hates water. Anytime I can give fewer baths, I am happy!