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How to Get rid of dog Dandruff Naturally

Updated on February 23, 2017
How to get Rid of Dog Dandruff Naturally
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How to get Rid of Dog Dandruff Naturally

Dealing with dog dander, especially dandruff can be one of the most serious challenges of pet grooming. Dogs, particularly some breeds are predisposed to dandruff. It calls for a determined mindset and patience to help get rid of dog dandruff naturally. A keen observation of the skin and scrubbing little with a brush should reveal dog dandruff from its beginning. Getting rid of dog dandruff from the first time you see the signs of dog dandruff is important. You should consider the possible natural ways of getting rid of dog dandruff. In this article I will discuss these natural ways that you can use to get rid of dog dandruff.

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Dog Dandruff

Dog dandruff can be devastating and can cause itchy dog and therefore requires immediate attention. It is imperative that you do not confuse dog dandruff with other dog skin problems. Your vet may prescribe some mediation to help get rid of dog dandruff, but what happens in the case you want to try the natural remedies for dog dandruff? There are several ways that you can deal with dog dandruff ranging from the ordinary routine pet grooming procedures to specialized home made products against dandruff.

Natural Options to Get Rid of Dandruff in Dogs

The natural options available to get rid of dog dandruff can be very useful in eliminating dog dandruff as well as leaving the dog coat healthy. You should consider these options before you think about using medications used to get rid of dog dandruff

Treating the Cause not the Symptoms

When dealing with any pet ailment it is imperative that you embrace my mindset that always advocates for treating the cause of a problem like dog dandruff instead of treating the symptom. I like this approach since it’s more perpetual and the results are desirable and long lasting. There are available ways that you can get rid of dog dandruff but for the moment. It is therefore necessary that you look for the natural ways to get rid of dandruff since the results will be permanently and the dog dandruff problem will not recur again.

What causes Dog Dandruff ?

Naturally, the skins cells often die and these results to peeling off of the skin cells. This is a phenomenon that is common in all animals and even in human beings. The flaky skin cells that are peeled off become this menace we often call Dog dandruff. There are so many conflicting ideas about this but the most common and rational cause of dog dandruff is the continually dying skin cell. The dermatologists describe this top skin layer as a squamous depicting its characteristics of scale like. Understanding the cause of the dandruff will help us in dealing with dog dandruff naturally.

Dealing with Dog Dandruff Naturally

Since we now understand the cause of dog dandruff the following natural ways should be very useful for dealing with dog dandruff naturally.

Giving your Dog a regular Bath to get rid of dog Dandruff

Bathing your dog is obviously the easiest way to get rid of dog dandruff naturally. When bathing your dog the scrub will remove this loose skin cells and help you eliminate the accumulation of the dog skins cells that results to dog dandruff.

Giving your Dog proper Diet that improves the Skins and Get rid of Dandruff.

Majority of dogs that are seen to have persistence dog dandruff problem seems to have an underlying deficiency problem. It pays to think about offering your dog food that contains nutrients that can improve the general health and the skin of the dog. In most cases the important nutrient that you would like to include in your dog food is omega fatty acids. You should check the ingredients of your dog food to see if they contain important nutrients. You may also choose to use nutritional supplements for dogs. Fish oil will also prove to be useful when you are looking for ways to improve the dog diet by increasing the fatty acids. The only problem associated with the fish oil is a foul fish smell that can be equated to ordinary dog halitosis.

Using homemade Dog Shampoo to Get rid of Dog Dandruff Naturally

I encourage dog owners to try to give their dogs a bath on regular basis but in some circumstance it may simply be impossible to give a bath to your dog on daily basis. Given these circumstances using ingredients such as natural rolled oats and apple cider vinegar will be of great help to augment your efforts of eliminating dog dandruff naturally.


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      Joe Njenga 5 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Thanks Ruchira,

      I am always willing to share my info by writing Hubs and responding to questions. Thanks for your referral I will keep in touch.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      wow, joe.

      So good to come across a dog expert.

      I have a friend who owns a dog and googles for her dog issues 'cause vet is expensive to go every time. Am gonna fwd your link to have interesting dog issues!

      many votes and voted as useful.