Take a moment to recall the most recent morning you work to feel a dabbing pressure on a part of your face. Then, as you made your way out of your bedroom and into the bathroom, you naturally found that pressure to be pimple you were not sure what to do with. Well, consider that scenario for a dog. Sounds bizarre right? Maybe a dog doesn’t have to deal with the same social pressures, but could you imagine not being able to find your pimple or rash, or itch and treat it in any way? Many people do not realize the difficulty of dog skin problems and the larger effects that they can sometimes have.
Now, there are plenty of reasons surrounding the topic of dog skin problems, and it does not have to do with some kooky theory about fried food after five in the evening or about having an excess amount of chocolate.
Actually, just as a quick extra rule of thumb, dogs and chocolate do not mix.
Moving on though to our original point of topic. Dog skin problems present themselves in a number of ways and likewise can be traced to a number of different sources. It isn’t so important whether the reaction deals with hives, a set of rashes, or even some less likely inflammation. The point is that they are still experiencing an allergic reaction and you need to know the correct source of the reaction in order to do the right thing about it.
However, as likely as the problem is to be fleas, which dogs are quite susceptible to, and come in continual contact with when outdoors, one can never be sure. In fact, a good number of people tend to treat every skin problem they find as if it is fleas, sometimes adding to the problem, or, at the very least, prolonging its improvement.
To no one’s surprise, dog’s love to get into every corner and crawl space, and most of the time, any stranger’s petting hand. These are where allergens are found unfortunately.
Yet, what does one have to look out for you may be wondering, and the answer is pretty extensive. For example, when your dog is out just on one of its daily walks and looking about, they are already exposed to a whole number of elements one would not have thought would cause dog skin problems. Let’s see, on the basic neighborhood walk a dog will find pollen, dirt filled with insects, various grasses that may have been treated with chemicals, other dogs, other people, free floating dust, and, lets not kid ourselves, the waste or urine of other dogs marking their territory. So where could a dog come into contact with a bacteria or allergen that could cause harm to their skin? Take your pick.
In short, there are any number of causes and symptoms in your dearest pet’s daily life that may cause dog skin problems. Sure they may have a range of seriousness, but anything left untreated can cause some ugly problems. Don’t put your dog through the hassle, they wouldn’t do it to you!