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How to treat dog eye skin thickening?

(May 27, 2010)

Caring for a pet canine can be as much of a full time job as it is to look after an infant. Because of the fact that dogs are so used to rolling around in grass as well as rubbish at times, they have a tendency to attract a number of small bugs or infections that could substantially deteriorate their health. Dog skin allergies and problems are one of the most common medical conditions and are the result of a number of factors. Skin parasites are probably the foremost culprits and cause the animal to itch or scratch – leading to the development of skin damage, soreness and dry, flaky skin.  Most of the skin parasites that are known to affect dogs trigger an allergic reaction that causes the incessant itching. Another common symptom of a dog skin problem is skin scaling and the presence of dandruff. This is generally brought on my excessive bathing while the presence of white flakes could also be triggered by a specific version of dandruff known as ‘walking dandruff’. This parasite will, to the naked eye, appear to be just another flake of dandruff, but is in fact the parasite itself. Scabies, also known as mange, is another skin condition that is characterized by redness and inflammation of the affected area of skin.

Proper dog skin care is essential for the overall well being of the animal. Dog grooming should be part of the daily upkeep of the animal and while being performed the owner should check the animals coat for any skin deformities, rashes or pustules that indicate the presence of infection or disease. Regular grooming of the coat helps stimulate the skin as well as allow the natural oils to circulate the coat to provide a better shine. Moreover, regular brushing also helps remove any dead or matted hair that will tend to cling onto the upper layers of the coat – causing it to dull visibly. The regular use of a flee comb will enhance the ability of the owner to get rid of any parasites like ticks or flees from the coat, thereby reducing the chance of development of a skin infection. Using a pin brush helps significantly because of the fact that the rounded tips will prevent any likely damage to the animal’s skin, especially for dogs such as the Silky Terriers which sport long, fine hair. Know the sensitive areas of your dogs coat and skin to avoid applying any substantial pressure to the region while grooming it.
Submitted by N M on May 27, 2010 at 11:31


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