Is Your Dog Scratching?
Damaged or irritated skin can be very common in dogs, but nonetheless distressing for both you and your dog.
If you notice your dog scratching, itching, licking or rubbing more than normal, then he might have a skin condition. If you notice any of these behaviours in your dog, then you should examine the areas that seem to be most problematic.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of dog skin problems:
- Red Patches, Spots or Pimples
- Scabs, Crusts or Thickened Skin
- Flaky or Scaly Patches
- Itching, Scratching, Rubbing or Licking
- Hair Loss
- Bad Skin Odour
If you notice any of these signs of a skin condition in your dog, then you should take your dog to the vet for proper examination.
Causes of skin conditions:
- Parasites and Fleas
- Food Allergies
Talk to your vet
Your dog’s skin health is vital to his overall health. Proper bathing, regular coat and skin examinations and annual vet check-ups are a great way to help prevent skin problems in your dog to keep him happy and healthy. Also, be sure to talk to your vet about Hill’s line of Food Sensitivity and Skin Care Dog Food to see if one is a good option for your dog’s skin health.