Dog skin disorders are probably
the most crucial disorders dog owners
have to deal with. The dogs skin
and coat is an indicator for its
general health. Once skin rashes occur they can be long lasting problems
requiring persistent treatments
by dog owners. Thus, it is important
for you to prevent dog skin disorders and rashes.
Most dog skin disorders are immune
system related as: demodectic
scalp psoriasis, ringworm,
seborrheic dermatitis, yeast
Dog scabies is not an immune system
related dog skin disorder! Scabies
mites spread by direct contact with
contaminated animals or items.
Dog skin disorders are indicated by itchy scalp, skin rashes, hairloss, scabs, or very dry dog skin.
How you can help your dog
- Keep your dog parasite free.
Internal and external parasites
are a cause for dog skin disorders.
fleas, lice, intestinal worms,
or mites cause itching and skin rashes what leads
to secondary skin infections.
- Groom your dog daily to recognize
skin disorders, parasites, or
skin rashes. Irritating pebbles, seeds,
or skin tumors can hide and only
be found during brushing
the dog and coat care.
- Avoid frequent bathing
the dog with shampoo. It dries
out the natural oils and alters the ph-level of the dog
- Poor nutrition and mineral deficiency
weakens your dog's immune system and
leads to dog skin disorders.
- Hereditary causes play a role
in dogs skin disorders. For example,
dogs with predisposition to demodectic
mange pass this to their offspring.
Therefore, spay or neuter your dogs.
- Environmental irritants can
cause eczema and dog skin disorders.
This can be a plant, fragrant,
detergent, or pesticide in the
A mild spray from Tea
tree oil will discourage your dog from digging at the skin (because the bitter taste). Aloe
Vera, Omega fatty acids, and Neem oil are effective treatments. In mild cases it already can be helpful to wash your dogs skin with apple cidre vinegar or use aloe vera.
Pet medication Boost the immune system Dog
food diet for skin disorders
Other Dog skin disorders:
Mange ::: Scabies
Infection ::: Eczema
Psoriasis ::: Staphylococci
Infection ::: Seborrheic
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