Dry Skin On Dogs Can Be Caused By A Variety Of Causes
Dogs can develop dry skin due to a number of causes. Knowing why your dog has dry skin and how it is treated can help you get your dog the relief it wants and needs. Dry skin can also lead to redness and hair loss from damage to the follicles. There are a variety of causes of dry skin on dogs. Many causes are related to environmental factors, poor parasite control, or poor grooming habits. Some are infectious, immune, or endocrine diseases that require veterinary attention. Some of the easiest causes to rule out include flea infestations, low-humidity environments, excessive bath time, and shampoos not designed for dogs. There are several ways to prevent your dog from developing dry skin. Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, ceramides, and regular brush may be recommended if no specific medication is needed. Regular blood screenings at your dog's annual check-ups can help catch diseases. . . .