Dog dandruff

Why does my dog have dandruff

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
Why does my dog have dandruff

Have you been noticing small white flakes in the fur of your dog for a while? Or, after brushing its hair, do white particles appear that are similar to dandruff? As with humans, this can happen for several reasons, some more serious than others. It is important to know the possible causes of the emergence of dandruff in your dog to treat it and eliminate it as soon as possible, as well as causing itching and hair loss it is one of the major allergens for us. Read this OneHowTo article and discover why your dog has dandruff.

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One of the main causes of dandruff in our dog is dry skin. This may happen as a result of an imbalance or lack of fatty acids such as Omega 3, in their diet. It is very important that your skin is properly hydrated and fed to keep it healthy and prevent dandruff.


Hormonal changes can also lead to a deficiency natural skin oils and the consequent appearance of dandruff. Also, another reason for these pesky particles is endocrine problems. Such conditions tend to present dermatological symptoms, i.e., skin pathologies like dandruff. Highlights include hypothyroidism, hiperadrenocortcismo, ovarian imbalance and Leydig cell tumour.


An inadequate diet reduces the levels of liquids and oils from the skin, resulting in conditions like dandruff. Therefore, it is imperative to select food that best suits the nutritional needs of your dog and keep it well hydrated.


Unhygienic or incorrect washes are other causes of dandruff in dogs. In fact, one of the best ways to prevent its occurrence is through regular baths with special dog shampoo for sensitive skin. Also, excessive washing can have the opposite effect and develop also dandruff. This is because the creation of the natural oils from the skin is broken. Here's an article in which we detail the proper way to bathe our dog.


Following in the line of hygiene, lack of brushing their hair and removing dead hair can generate dandruff It is important to brush their hair once daily to remove dead skin cells and avoid accumulating dead fur.


Dogs suffering from stress or anxiety may develop skin problems like dandruff. Such conditions may alter the health of the skin and cause dryness. In this regard, a lack of exercise can be another cause of this condition.


A malfunction of the immune system can develop skin conditions such as psoriasis, whose main symptom is peeling of the skin. Thus, you may confuse dandruff with one of the most common skin problems. If so, please go to your veterinarian.


Also, white particles that make us believe that our dog has dandruff may actually be one of the first symptoms of scabies. It is therefore very important that you take your dog to the vet if you notice they have dandruff. If this is added to other symptoms such as hair loss or appearance of redness or injury, the urge to go to a specialist increases considerably.

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