How to help your dog’s skin issues
A video and article on Dog Skin Allergies and Conditions
There are a lot of sources of skin conditions for your dog and there are a lot of home remedies that can help. This can be as simple as an oatmeal based shampoo to more complicated medications that you can apply. Dealing with dog skin problems can be a little worrisome, but there are simple reasons for this. Just like humans, dogs tend to acquire allergies if they are prone to them. There are a few reasons just like with us, too. They may have environmental allergies or food allergies. A lot of dogs have issues with their food.
Here is the Video on Dog Skin Conditions and what you can do for them:
Here is a longer Explanation of allergies in Dogs:
There are a few types of allergies out there. One of the common issues stems from dog food. If you have recently switched the food or if they have begun to build up quite the intolerance of the food, this could be the reason. This happens differently for each dog.
Dogs also suffer from seasonal allergies just like humans do. Think about what we take our allergy medication for. We suffer from pollen allergies as well as other types that are brought about through warmer weather. These allergies used to stick around during spring and fall a majority of the time, but with climate change they can come about as soon as the flowers and other plants are tricked into growing, too.
Environmental allergies are generally things like molds and various forms of dander. Mold can easily grow in moist environments such as bathrooms and dark, damp basements. All allergens that dogs deal with barring the food allergies typically are airborne.
What you can do to try to find the source of the allergy or Skin Condition:
There are a couple things to consider when you notice your dog may have allergies. Think about their diet. They need to go see the vet to find the most suitable problem solution, but often it may have something to do with what they eat. They may recommend you to change their diet and maybe even introduce an enzyme supplement to help with digestion. When changing the diet, it may be best to consider a natural one. This means feeding them chicken and rice OR lamb and rice. It can be in kibble form or made from scratch daily. Either way, this will help their digestion system as well as their allergies.
Many dog owners go the way of the organic dog food. This is hands down the most nutritional way to go when it comes to food. There are many foods out on the market that claim to be organic, so be careful. Look into what has the animal as the first ingredient. As you go down the list of an ingredient list, it goes through from the most amount of an ingredient to the least amount of an ingredient. If there is more whey or some non-meat ingredient than there is than meat, it is best to look for a different brand. As mentioned before, you can always make the food from scratch. It is pretty simple if you pick a day a week to make the food ahead of time, that way it doesn’t inconvenience you too much. It is healthiest, because it is purely what you decide to put in it.
What you can do to relieve the symptoms in your dog:
The best way to soothe the skin of your dog is to use natural oatmeal shampoo. You can make your own that is also beneficial, because it simply needs plain oatmeal and tepid water. Blend the oats till they are in powder form then mix them into the bath water until it is as mixed as possible.
Take the tips and make dog skin problems go away with ease.
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