• Flaky skin that becomes oily or greasy
  • Some skin areas may be red and inflamed, with either a dry or an oily feel to the lesions.
  • The dermatitis may be worse in areas with skin folds such as the feet, neck, lips, armpits, thighs, and underside.
  • Many dogs will have an odor associated with seborrhea.
  • This odor is usually worsened if the seborrhea is complicated by a secondary bacterial or yeast skin infection.
  • Common Causes: 

    -Hormonal imbalances (e.g., thyroid disease, Cushing's disease)
    -Parasites (internal and external) - fleas, ticks, mange mites
    -Fungal infections - especially yeast skin infections
    -Dietary abnormalities - poor diets containing low levels of omega-3 fatty acids environmental factors (temperature, humidity changes)
    -Musculoskeletal disease or pain - the dog is unable to groom itself properly.

    Natural Remedies:

    We recommend regular grooming practises with products that are specifically designed to maintain the pH balance of the skin. You can add probiotics, such as yoghurt, to the diet of a dog with Seborrhea. We also recommend the inclusion of Omega 3 fatty acids for skin wellness.

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