No. 1: Pay attention to what’s in your dog’s food.
Dogs who are eating low-quality commercial dog foods or homemade diets that aren’t properly balanced may not be getting the proper nutrients they need for a healthy and shiny coat. Low-fat diets may also cause an omega-6 deficit that in turn results in coarse, dry hair. Check the label of your dog food to see which ingredients and how much omega-6 is included. Grains, especially genetically modified grains, sometimes don’t bode well with pups and can also cause skin issues.
No. 2 : Follow a proper bathing routine.
Based on your dog’s breed and personal needs, he may need a different bathing schedule than other dogs. Some dogs have skin that can only be shampooed and bathed once every few months. Other dogs need weekly baths!
No. 3 : Coconut Oil supplements.
A lot of the benefits that coconut oil has for humans applies to dogs as well! In addition to helping with digestive health and preventing infection, a regular addition of coconut oil can help improve skin and coat health too.
No 4 : Herbal remedies.
Horsetail and spirulina are two options that you could give a go for your pup. Horsetail contains silica, which helps with the maintenance of healthy skin, bones, and fur. Spirulina contains B vitamins and carotenoids that support healthy skin as well. Be sure to check with your vet on dosage if you’re considering using herbal remedies.
No 5 : Talk to your vet.
If your dog has itchy skin issues, it could quite possibly be allergies. They may recommend treatments for dry, itchy skin or a change in diet. Ultimately each dog is different so make sure you’re doing what’s best for your pup!