From Flakes to Flawless:
How to Get Rid of
Every dog owner cherishes their furry friend's healthy coat and gleaming fur. However, sometimes, dog dandruff can spoil the charm, leading to concerns about our pets' well-being.
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Causes of Dog Dandruff
Dog dandruff is a common skin condition characterized by flaky, dry, and itchy skin. These tiny white or yellowish scales shed from your dog's coat and are often visible on their fur or even on the floor where they roam. While dandruff may not pose significant health risks, it can be uncomfortable for your furry friend and may indicate an underlying issue.
- Poor Nutrition:
A balanced diet is essential for your dog's overall health, including the condition of their skin and coat. Lack of proper nutrients can lead to dry, flaky skin and increased shedding.
- Environmental Factors:
Dry indoor air, cold weather, and low humidity can contribute to dry skin and dandruff in dogs.
Dogs can be sensitive to certain foods, pollen, or environmental allergens, leading to skin irritation and dandruff.
Infestations of fleas, ticks, or mites can irritate your dog's skin, causing excessive scratching, flaking, and dandruff.
- Bacterial or Fungal Infections:
Skin infections can lead to seborrhea, resulting in dandruff and discomfort for your pet.
- Grooming Products:
Bathing your dog with low quality, harsh shampoos can strip their skin of natural oils, leading to dryness and dandruff.
BEAUTY RULE #1: Brush & Moisturise
Dog Dandruff Routine
The Maximum Moisture Kit
Some of us have thirsty skin – humans and canines alike. This combination kit is perfect for replenishing skin and coat.
How to use:
Use the shampoo and mask as often as required. The mask can be used between shampoos to help hydrate and replenish the skin and coat and for getting out dirt or debris and by itself between shampoos. Use the balm daily over dry skin or vulnerable bellies. Massage into paws because they need it. Massage the oil into a damp coat after showering or a dry coat for shine and fragrance every other day.
How to Prevent Dog Dandruff
- Balanced Diet:
Providing your dog with a nutritious and well-balanced diet can significantly impact their skin and coat health. Consult your veterinarian to ensure you're meeting your dog's dietary needs.
- Regular Grooming:
Choose nourishing, rich in lipids and omega oils, sensitive in nature bathing products. Regular (daily) moisturizing after 4 weeks is proven to reverse dry skin. Regular brushing not only helps distribute natural oils on your dog's skin but also aids in the removal of loose fur and dandruff. Choose brushes suitable for your dog's coat type.
- Address Allergies and Infections:
If your dog exhibits signs of allergies or skin infections, seek prompt veterinary attention to address the underlying issue.
- Flea and Parasite Prevention:
Regularly administer preventive measures to keep your dog free from fleas, ticks, and other parasites.
- Seek Veterinary Advice:
If you've come to a stand still after trying these methods, there may be something underlining happening. To rule this out, it is best to visit your Veterinarian for answers.
Jung, J.-Y., Nam, E.-H., Park, S.-H., Han, S.-H., & Hwang, C.-Y. (2013). Clinical use of a ceramide-based moisturizer for treating dogs with atopic dermatitis. Journal of Veterinary Science, 14(2), 199-205. http://dx.doi.org/10.4142/jvs.2013.14.2.199
"Since using the conditioner and oil on Athena once / twice a week - holey moley, her skin and coat are AMAZING! We were struggling with dandruff and had been given some oils and told to take fish oil from the specialist, but it just wasn't working how I liked it, so I thought to try something new, and omg, I am so glad I did!!!"
Jamie Mscallister A. - Verified buyer
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Dog dandruff can be a bothersome but manageable condition. By understanding its causes and implementing preventive measures, you can help your furry companion maintain a healthy coat and skin. Regular veterinary check-ups and proper grooming habits will ensure your dog stays comfortable and happy, enabling them to continue being your joyful and playful companion.