As pet owners, we all want our pets to have healthy and happy lives, and a big part of that is taking care of their skin.
Does your pet have itchy skin?
Dogs can be allergic to a variety of things. Allergies can cause itching, redness, and skin irritation in dogs, leading to discomfort and even infection.
There are several factors that can cause itchy skin in dogs. Most common causes of inflamed and itchy skin are:
Allergic reaction to pollens of grasses, trees, weeds, moulds and dust mites
What are the symptoms of itchy skin?
If you’ve noticed your pet scratching more than usual, they may be experiencing itchy skin.
There are several symptoms you can look out for:
Itching, scratching, licking or rubbing
Red patches, spots or pimples
Scabs, crusts or thickened skin
Chronic ear problems
Bad skin odour
So how do you treat your pet’s itchy skin?
To prevent itchy skin in your dog, make sure they are getting sufficient grooming by using a dog shampoo specifically designed to soothe itchy, irritated skin and improves the health of your pet’s skin barrier.
Why is my pet's skin barrier important and what can I do to ensure the health of my pet's skin barrier?
A dog’s skin is their first line of defence against external stressors such as bacteria, allergens, and irritants. Maintaining the natural microbial balance in your pet’s skin is essential to protect your pet’s skin from harmful bacteria and infections.
Regular grooming, such as brushing and bathing, helps remove dirt and things you cannot see with the naked eye, that can cause irritation.
This will also help maintain healthy and nourished skin and also improves skin hygiene.
Remember, a healthy skin barrier is key to your dog’s overall health and well-being.
Why shampooing your pet is important
Your pet deserves a beauty treatment from time to time. With a dog shampoo tailored to their specific needs, there are many benefits to bathing your pet:
Maintains their skin’s natural oils
Promotes a healthy and shiny coat
Removes dirt and odours
Can reduce inflammation and infection
Strengthens you bond with your dog
Reasons human shampoos & dishwashing liquid should be avoided for pets
They can alter your pet’s skin pH balance and cause allergic reactions
They can can strip away the pet’s protective oils from their skin and coat
They can be very irritating to pets’ eyes and cause corneal irritation
Pets are at risk of developing dry and itchy skin, which may result in bacterial, fungal, or yeast infections of the skin
What shampoos are best to use
There are so many benefits to using Allercalm Shampoo for your furry friend!
Contains a soothing soap free cleanser
Promotes healthy skin and coat
Washes away everything you can’t see
Improves skin hygiene
Maintains a healthy skin barrier
Allercalm Shampoo is available from your local Vet or online Vet Store
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