Even dogs suffer from dry skin and other skin conditions occasionally, but since they cannot communicate with their owners, they usually tend to suffer in silence.
The owner who understands their pet's moods can often tell when their faithful pet is in need of some form of dog skin care treatment. Many know that a clean and shiny coat is a sign of a healthy animal, but tend to ignore the fact that if their coat is dull, there may be a skin problem.
Proper dog skin care is important. Not only does healthy skin lead to a better looking coat, but it also is much more comfortable for your dog. After all, dogs can suffer from dry skin and other dog skin conditions just like humans can.
But since your dog can't let you know about their discomfort, it takes an attentive owner to prevent discomfort and suffering. The owner who understands their pet's moods can often tell when their faithful pet is in need of some form of dog skin care treatment. Many owners know that a clean and shiny coat is a sign of a healthy animal, but they tend to ignore the fact that if their dog's coat is dull, there may be a skin problem.
There are a number of things that you can do to insure that your dog does not needlessly suffer from irritating skin conditions. If your pet enjoys rolling around the dirt in the yard, for instance, make sure that you bathe your dog on a regular basis. The particles in dirt and dust can cause irritation on the skin if they work their way past your dog's coat. Also, in the winter, your dog can suffer from dry skin, just as humans can. If your dog enjoys lying in front of heating ducts that are blowing hot, dry air, your dog's skin will dry out and become itchy. The dog will usually try to relieve the itch by scratching and biting.
When a dog's skin itches, the animal will scratch it with their claws or bite at it, often gouging into the skin and creating places of irritation called Hot Spots. If the itching and scratching are still occurring shortly after bathing, first make sure your dog is free of fleas and parasites. If irritation continues, you should take the dog to see the vet, as a more serious dog skin problem such as skin allergies or an infection may be the cause. If you believe skin allergies to be the cause, consider a safe, all-natural treatment such as our Skin-eze Herbal Capsules and Tablets.
The primary way to prevent the need for dog skin care is to keep your animal clean. Brushing your pet often will not only keep the animal looking good, but can also provide relief for itchy, irritated skin. Dogs that generally spend most of their time indoors only need to be bathed about once a week. But animals that spend a lot of their time outside may need bathing more often. Dogs that wander outside during the winter may pick up salt on their paws that should be cleaned off immediately upon their returning into the home. Use Skin-eze Shampoo to soothe dry skin and to keep your pet clean.
Good nutrition is also important to your dog's coat. By avoiding dog food with artificial additives, you may also avoid the need for dog skin care for your pet. Even with most foods containing a balanced diet, brewer's yeast can be added to help with the dog's skin health. Corn or cornflower oil will also help provide nutrition for your dog's coat and can help with dog skin care if it appears to be dry.
The healthier your dog's skin, the happier your dog will be. This means a better quality of life for your pet and satisfaction for you as a pet owner. If your dog is suffering from a skin condition, consider an all-natural remedy. Get in touch today!