Dogs and Their Skin Problems
When it is play time, it is the most enjoyable time for a dog. And running around the place is what they do when taken out of the house and brought to an open environment. 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.
You need to take your dog to a vet if you want to find out more about their skin problems. Since vets know more about skin problems than we do, we can trust them to recommend the best treatment for this condition. While the final authority is your vet, there are also some things you can do on your own to help prevent and treat some of these issues.
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. It is not a great feeling to have itchy skin so that dog feels very uncomfortable with it. Bring your dog to the vet for treatment because you may not know what has caused its skin to itch.
When the dog has allergies, the first thing you need to find out is what has caused it. When the skin of the dog is bitten by fleas, it can cause skin allergies. There are many fleas in the outdoors which the dog can pick or else he can get it from other dogs he comes in contact with. Severe itching can be caused by a single bite of a flea. 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.
Food allergy is something that dogs can experience although it is much less common. 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.
Another skin problems that dogs experience is dermatitis or skin hot spots. IF a dog is bitten by mites of fleas and the dog is not allergic then it will come out as hot spots on its skin. The bite itself can have bacterial infection that produces the skin hot spots. Your vet can help diagnose the cause of the hot spots and help with treatment.