Preventing Your Dog’s Skin Problems

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Many skin problems in dogs can be prevented. Here are a few basic steps to follow:

Preventing Your Dog's Skin Problems

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  • Be sure to use a flea and tick preventive.
  • Keep any wounds or skin injuries clean, dry and bandaged.
  • Use hypoallergenic dog shampoo when grooming him, and chemical-free solutions when cleaning your home.
  • Ensure his diet has no artificial ingredients and consider a supplement or specialty food containing essential fatty acids.
  • Keep him away from other dogs who may be exhibiting signs of ringworm.
  • Brush his coat frequently.

Taking these measures will help you ensure your dog’s skin is as healthy and comfortable as yours.

Sources

ASPCA. “Skin Problems.” (April 20, 2011)

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-care-skin-problems.aspx

Dunn, T.J., Jr. “Itch-And-Scratch-Bite-And-Lick!” PetMD. (April 20, 2011)

http://www.petmd.com/dog/general-health/evr_dg_itch_and_scratch_bite_and_lick

PetCareRx. “Skin Problems in Dogs.” 2010. (April 20, 2011)

http://www.petcarerx.com/pcrx/HealthGuide/Conditions/Condition.aspx?cid=2

VetInfo. “Common Skin Problems in Dogs.” 2010. (April 20, 2011)

http://www.vetinfo.com/common-skin-problems-dogs.html

WebMD. “Slideshow: Skin Problems in Dogs.” Oct. 20, 2009. (April 20, 2011)

http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/slideshow-skin-problems-in-dogs

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