Pet Hygiene for Cats and Dogs
Pet hygiene is extremely important for you and your pet, there are many steps that can be taken to improve the cleanliness of your cat or dog; but surprisingly many pet owners are unaware of the options available. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common pet hygiene issues, and common pet drugs or alternative solutions available to treat pets.
The technical term is Seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory skin disorder. Just like with human hair, cats and dogs can suffer from dandruff too. This can be caused by a number of reasons such as:
- Poor grooming: Pets that are overweight, elderly or who suffer from arthritis can have difficulty grooming themselves. This is particularly true for elderly cats.
- Seasonal: Conditions are typically dryer during winter; this can cause flaky skin.
- Poor diet: Given the harsh economic climate we live in today naturally people are looking for more ways to save money. However there are a multitude of low-cost pet foods, which are of poor nutritional value and lack supplements such as essential fatty acids, which are very crucial in maintaining a healthy, glossy skin.
Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Dietary problems can be assisted by using Salmopet (salmon oil). Salmon oil is a great supplement that contains many unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, which help to keep the skin moist. It’s also important for a variety of physiological processes in dogs and cats.
There are a number of pet medications available to treat Seborrhoea. Medicated shampoos and conditioners are often required.
If symptoms indicate diabetes, there are various ways this ailment can be treated, however you must see your local vet for advice and treatment following a diagnosis. There are also a number of high-quality pet foods that can assist in managing diabetes.
Pets should be closely monitored for any symptoms of dietary problems. Once a diagnosis has been made, there are many natural and prescriptive remedies available to treat any skin problems.
Learn more about skincare for pets:
- Summertime Skin Care for Pets: Protecting Your Pet from Sun
- Scratchy Skin in Dogs
- Detecting Skin Allergies in Labradors
- Cat Allergies Don’t Have to be CATastrophic
- Hypoallergenic or Just Hype?