If you have a dog, then you know how sensitive their skin is. It can become dry, which can affect the dog’s health. If your dog’s skin becomes irritated, it can lead to secondary skin infections. If this occurs, you will notice your dog avoiding you and any contact is at risk. This can be very frustrating, and potentially dangerous if your dog scratches at you or licks at you without any apparent reason. If you notice the above signs, next it is time for action.
The first step is to look at your dog’s skin condition. Is it simply dry skin?
One of the options to consider is a bath with a clarifying shampoo, which will help to draw out any dirt, infection or skin parasites and will help to increase blood supply to the dog’s skin.
Another option is moisturizing shampoo. Make sure you check with your vet first to be sure that the solution you use is safe and is both safe and effective for your dog. Attempt a few trials to see which one is most effective.
If you feel that the skin condition is more serious, then a course of antibiotics is a last resort. They have serious side effects, including death.
Bottom line, it’s not easy, but if you’ve tried all your alternatives, then a thorough cleaning with a clarifying shampoo is worth the extra time and effort to avoid getting an irritated skin situation. Use a gentle soap, but still remember, the final solution should be gently used.
If you’re not sure what soap to choose, then it’s better to research first. There are a lot of products on the market now, and it’s advisable to read through some reviews first. Always remember that there are good products and bad ones, and your dog deserves safe solutions. The best way to go about this is to be as informed as you can and get advice from your vet. The best solution is to take extra time to look after your dog and to avoid extra stress so that it is always clean and healthy.