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Causes of Dry Skin on Dogs
As pet lovers, the last thing we want to see is our pets scratching and itching uncontrollably due to dry skin. Dry skin on dogs can be caused by a number of factors, and this section will describe some of the most common causes. Dry skin can be caused by everything from diet to climate, or even complications from another underlying illness. Dry skin can be a symptom of an illness or infestation by fleas or ringworm, so it's always best to get an expert's opinion if the cause isn’t clear.
Contact your regular veterinarian for a check-up, if their dry skin seems severe or had a sudden onset. Milder cases of dry skin are typically caused by grooming, changes in the weather or deficits in a dog's diet. These cases are fairly easy to treat and prevent. Read on for more information on what causes dry skin in dogs and learn how to deal with this common canine affliction.Learn More about the Causes of Dry Skin on Dogs →
Treatment of Dry Skin on Dogs
With the variety of treatment options for dry skin on dogs available today, it can be difficult to know what method is right for you dog. This section will offer information on how to treat dry skin on dogs, including advice on which internal and external treatment options work best. Internal treatments focus on modifying your dog's diet and access to water. Giving your dog more water and supplementing their diet with veterinarian approved oils or vitamins supplements can do wonders for mild cases of dry skin. Certain foods also help your dog's dry skin heal naturally. Even small changes like giving your dog access to a humidifier or steamy bathroom can help alleviate their dry skin.
In severe cases, prescription treatment options will be your best bet. Read on to learn more about grooming treatments, including special shampoos, lotions and brushing tips, as well as ideas on how to treat your dog's dry skin internally. As always, be sure to contact your veterinarian before beginning a treatment regimen.Learn More about the Treatment of Dry Skin on Dogs →