How to Protect Your Dog from Skin Disorders

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Dog skin problems can be bracketed underneath a variety of different disorders and, as such, it can be somewhat tricky to correctly identify exactly what kind of skin problem may be affecting your dog.

If you are apprehensive about the expensive veterinarian fees that you may have to pay in order to consult with your local vet about dog skin problems then it may be first advisable to attempt to make your own diagnosis at home and then subsequently implement a treatment programme with the help and advice of an online expert.

The varieties of afflictions that can contribute towards dog skin problems are numerous. Indeed, anything from skin mites, mange mites, fleas and canine eczema can result in your dog feeling the continual need to scratch itself.

Scratching and Itching: What is the Rub?

To this end, if you happen to observe that you dog is scratching or rubbing its body up against walls or furniture much more than usual then this is a good marker that your pet is suffering from dog skin problems.

Whilst a specific diagnosis might be beyond your limited knowledge of dog skin problems, it often is questionable whether you necessarily need to spend money on a trip to the vets. Thankfully, the majority of dog skin problems can be treated with shampoos and lotions that are available online and without the need for a prescription.

Identifying Skin Problems in Your Dog

You may well be able to observe first-hand the presence of fleas or dry and flaky skin in your dog.

If you take a few minutes to closely inspect your dog’s coat then there is a good chance that you will be able to see fleas. One of the easiest parts on a dog’s body to observe fleas is around the belly and upper abdomen where the length of dog’s hair is somewhat shorter than on other parts of the dog’s body.

Getting to the Root of the Problem

A more thorough investigation of your dog’s coat will enable you to identify the presence of any patches of dry or flaky skin. These particular areas of your dog may be rather sensitive and therefore it is a good idea to, somewhat cunningly, begin your investigation by stroking your dog gently before delving into any underlying and covered patches of skin with your free hand. If you trace your fingers down to the hair root then you may be able to observe any evident patches of dry and flaky skin.

Medicinal Skin Care Products for Dogs

One of the most beneficial aspects of medicinal canine products targeted at combating dog skin problems is that products such as Malaseb and DermOpt dog shampoo can be used to treat a variety of problems and so in many ways these products are the canine equivalent of antibiotics.

The key difference between these two products however is the fact that Malaseb is only available through prescription, whereas DermOpt is available through online sellers without the need for a prescription. If you have concerns over the condition of your dog’s skin then it is advisable that you consult with a vet or an online specialist. Dog skin problems are often easy to treat if you administer a treatment as soon as you find an issue.

Richard Hawkins is a frequent contributor of content for Perfect Pet Skin; he has written many articles pertaining to all things regarding animal skin and coat conditions but especially on such subjects as dog mange and skin conditions in dogs and caring for some of these conditions.

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Richard Hawkins is a frequent contributor of content for Perfect Pet Skin; he has written many articles pertaining to all things regarding animal skin and coat conditions but especially on such subjects as dog mange and skin conditions in dogs and caring for some of these conditions.


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