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- Check Their Food For Grains: By now you have heard about the issues gluten can cause for some people. It turns out dogs can be similarly effected by pet food that contains grains. Grains are a common culprit behind dry, itchy skin for many dogs so if you have recently noticed your dog irritated by their itchy skin, check the ingredients in their food. Try switching to another pet food product that doesn't contain grains and see how they act. If they seem calmer and less irritated by their skin, you'll know to permanently switch your pup to a grain-free diet.
- Spruce Up Their Diet: Grains aside, there are other ways in which a dog's diet can affect their skin. For example, if a dog is put on the same diet for months or years, it could lead to skin problems in the future. When a dog is fed only one thing for a long period of time, it means they are probably not getting all of the nutrients they need that usually can only be achieved by a varied diet. If you notice that on top of itchy, dry, irritated skin, your dog's coat starts to lack a certain glow and luster (or that it has become completely dry and coarse), try switching up the foods that they get in their diet. With variety in food, it will be easier for your dog to maintain healthy skin and a glossier coat.
- Start Using Different Grooming Products: Sensitive skin can often be caused by shampoo and conditioning products that merely aggravate your dog's skin. If you notice that after bathing your pup they seem particularly irritable or their skin looks inflamed, make sure not to use those products again. It isn't always easy finding grooming products that you know will work for your dog; all dog's have different types of skin and will react differently to various products. The best things to do would be to consult with a dog grooming professional. They will be able to provide you with the expert information you need in order to find the right shampoo and conditioner for your dog. A professional groomer will also be able to provide recommendations on remedies to treat your dog's skin.
- Let The Pros Help Your Pup: If your dog has sensitive skin and everything you've tried doesn't seem to work, you have a few different options. If you believe the sensitive skin is chronic and caused by something more serious, don't hesitate in taking your dog to the vet. If you think it could be something as simple as irritating shampoo and grooming products, take a trip to a professional grooming salon. A professional grooming appointment might be exactly what your dog needs to soothe their sensitive skin and get the right products to keep their skin healthy and smooth.
Are you in need of additional information related to pet care tips for dogs with sensitive skin? Feel free to contact us today with any questions or concerns you might have. Don't forget to keep reading our other blog posts for more free resources!
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