Your dog’s skin is just as sensitive as yours, and requires lots of tender loving care using a good dog shampoo.
An itchy dog usually indicate there may be other health care and well-being issues with your pet. Therefore, it is important to make sure the underlying problem is found, stopped and removed, and any skin or coat damage repaired fast.
The superb range of skin and coat care products by DermOpt, such as the coat conditioning spray and dog shampoo offer you the best solution for stopping dog dry itchy skin and other dog itching skin problems fast. It also helps you save money on vets bills.
The most common problems that affect dogs are skin problems, and the common symptoms for dogs are itching and scratching, licking or biting, inflamed skin, dermatitis or hair loss. Dogs with itchy skin are a surprisingly common problem and many owners are looking for a way to stop their dog scratching.
The dog skin is the largest organ and it is a fact that most trips to the Vet by a dog owner are due to a skin problem that the dog has developed.
Some types are more prone to dog skin problems than others, for example, Terriers such as Westies and Yorkies, Retrievers, German Shepherds and Shar Pei.
Skin conditions in dogs are generally due to one of four reasons:
(i) allergens such as pollens, house dust mites, mould spores or insecticides can be inhaled or absorbed through the skin and cause the skin to itch and the animal to scratch excessively; allergies in dogs can also be triggered by parasites such as fleas and mites.
(ii) fungal infections is most often contracted by contact with fungal spores found in soil. Most common are Ringworm, parasites such as Fleas, Ticks and Lice and mites that cause Mange (scabies) in dogs, cats and horses;
(iii) bacterial infections cause the majority of skin infections and is due to the Staphylococcus (staph) species. It causes skin lesions such as scabs or sores. In cats, it results in wet eczema;
iv) atopic dermatitis is a skin disorder common in dogs, not unlike eczema. It causes the skin to react easily to irritation and becomes red, flaky and very itchy. It can also become susceptible to bacterial infection;
v) parasites, such as dog ticks, fleas and mites, which can lead to any of the above problems.
These cause various skin conditions in the dog, and if you have itchy dogs and they are continually licking, scratching or biting themselves, then it is likely that there is a dog skin problem that needs attention.
You can reduce or stop dog itching skin quickly, and may even avoid an expensive trip to the vet if you can identify dog skin problems in their early stages and work out why your dog is scratching, so you can take immediate remedial action.
Some of the common symptoms for dogs that indicates dogs skin conditions are:
This is not an exhaustive list, as each dog breed reacts differently to the causes of dog skin problems.
There are various remedies to stop your dog itching, depending on the type of skin problem. It is always advisable to take your dog to the vet to identify the particular dog skin problem so that the right treatment can be prescribed.
Treatment could be oral, topical or a combination of both depending on the problem. Where there is a lot of dog itching, treatment with an antifungal dog shampoo such as malaseb or DermOpt dog shampoo, combined with malaseb wipes or DermOpt Coat Conditioning spray will not only relieve the symptoms very quickly, but will tackle the underlying dog skin problems and get rid of the fleas, dog ticks and mites that result in a dog with itchy skin. Is this the best dog shampoo for dog itchy skin?