Dogs and Their Skin Problems
Most dogs are playful. Dogs lover to run around, everywhere when they are taken outdoors. Some dogs even like taking to the water and this is why when you take them home, they can be dripping wet with all sorts of debris all over their body. It is not bad for dogs to have fun outdoors although sometimes they get skin problems after that.
If your dog is having skin problems, the first thing you should do is to consult the vet and find out more about it. Since vets know more about skin problems than we do, we can trust them to recommend the best treatment for this condition. Although it is the vet who determines the proper treatment for your dog’s skin problems, there are also some things you can do on your own which can also help prevent and treat their skin conditions.
Pruritus is the name they call the condition of a dog having itchy skin, which is the most common skin issues that dogs have. When a dog has itchy skin, it will not stop from scratching or biting the itchy area of its body. This can make the dog very uncomfortable. There are many and varied causes of this condition so it is best to bring your dog to the vet for treatment.
If you dog has allergies then it is important to find out the cause of the allergy. Flea bites is one common cause of skin allergies. Fleas are all over which dogs can pick up outdoors or from another dog that has them. Even if a dog just gets bitten once, a flea allergy causes severe itching and biting. Flea treatment supplied by Pet Action is able to kill flees on contact with the dog. This will greatly reduce the risk of allergic reactions since the treatment will limit the contact your dog has with active fleas.
A much less common type of allergy is food allergy. Something in the food causes a reaction for the dog’s immune system. To find out which type of food has caused the allergy, there is a need for strict elimination diet which supervised by the vet. If the vet has found the cause of the food allergy, you should then take caution not to give your dog foods that have this as one of its ingredients.
Dermatitis is another skin problem that dogs have. This is caused by mites or flea bites and come out as hot spots on dog’s skin. It can also be caused by bacterial infection that has come from the bite itself. The cause of the skin hot spot can be diagnosed by your vet and he can also recommend treatment.