Seborrhea

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.

Symptoms:

  • 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: 

    -Genetic
    -Hormonal imbalances (e.g., thyroid disease, Cushing's disease)
    -Allergies
    -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)
    -Obesity
    -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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