Itchy, Flaky Skin
How can I cure my dog’s itchy, flaky skin?
Unfortunately, asking this question is a little like asking why the sky is blue. The question is complicated, and it would take all day to list all the possible answers. To give your dog some immediate relief, you can give her a bath with some gentle dandruff shampoos and conditioners, but they aren’t a long-term solution to the problem. The best way to help your pet is to see your veterinarian.
A veterinarian can help you determine whether the problem is caused by external parasites, a hormonal disease, an infection, a nutritional disorder, environmental factors, allergies, or one of many other things. For more information, you can read Skin Problems in Pets.
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