As you know, one of life’s simple joys is petting your dog.
Running a hand over a soft coat of bulky, glossy fur feels good to you and your dog.
If your dog has a skin problem, that pleasure might not be so pleasing.
Skin Condition Causes
Common causes of skin conditions include:
- Allergies: Your dog may be allergic / intolerant to any dog food or environmental factors (e.g. dust, pollen or mold). Allergic dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that results in licking, scratching, loss of fur and dry, flaky skin.
- Parasites: Fleas, lice and mites can all cause different degrees of skin irritation.
- Infections (e.g. fungal and bacterial infections)
- Hormonal Imbalances: Dogs with too much or too little of specific hormones are predisposed to skin problems.
Does my dog have a skin condition?
There is a huge list of dermatological problems.
If your dog is presenting signs of skin disease, consult your veterinarian.
Ideally, your dog’s skin should be:
- With no flaking, redness or signs of irritation
- Be neither too dry nor too oily
- Free from areas of hair loss
- Red patches, spots or pimples
- Itching, scratching, licking or rubbing
- Scabs, crusts
- Thickened skin
- Hair loss
- Flaky or scaly patches
- Bad skin smell
The Meaning of Nutrition
A balanced and complete nutrition is a vital part of a vivacious and healthy lifestyle.
The food your dog eats represents a significant position in his overall health and well-being.
Even if the cause of their skin condition is not nutritional, many dogs can be helped with a premium food formulated specifically for dermatological sensitivity.
What can you do to restore your dog’s skin health?
Some skin conditions can be treated fast, while others require lifelong management.
Joining the follow nutrients in a single dog food offers a suitable way to heal and protect your dog’s skin:
- Protein: High-quality protein supplies the “building blocks” to repair injured skin. Feeding exclusive protein fonts, such as venison or duck, can also help reduce inflammatory response in dogs with a food allergy or intolerances to more regular ingredients.
- Essential Fatty Acids: high levels of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, found in nature in fish oil, will help nourish and care for your dog’s skin, avoid dryness and help control inflammation.
- Antioxidants: Vitamin E and other antioxidants are very important in helping to preserve your dog’s healthy immune system.
So, little changes in its nutrient supply can have a profound effect on skin and coat health.
Nutritional factors have a role in the causes and treatment of skin conditions.