Many of us are taught by our respectable mentors about how to perfect our scissor skills, breed trims and handling techniques while not giving skin the attention it deserves. Almost all of us have clients that come in weekly with horrible skin and they never seem to get better. New research and technology in the field of pet skin care now allows us to virtually eliminate symptoms of allergies, infections, thinning coat, metabolic diseases and restore texture and color to the coat in a natural way. This lecture on pet skin care discusses what we should know about the needs of the K9 and feline skin and how to help them heal. This step by step approach bridges the gap between grooming and veterinary medicine.