It’s safe to assume we’ve all had experiences with dandruff in one way or another. It seems like half of the commercials on TV are promoting some type of anti-dandruff shampoo, highlighting the commonality and achievable prevention of such a hygienic shortcoming. So, even if you’ve never personally experienced it, you are well aware of what dandruff is: dead, flaky skin cells shedding from our bodies.
Like so many other health challenges, dandruff affects our dogs similarly. And as unpleasant dandruff may sound, it is very preventable condition, even for our extra-furry family members. Here, we will go through the basic causes of dandruff in our dogs, what we can do to prevent it, and what is offered in terms of treatment.
Causes of Dog Dandruff
There are a few main causes of dandruff, mostly all of which can be traced back to dry, irritated skin.
Common Causes of Dry Skin:
- Increased Exposure to Sunlight
- Dry Climate
- Poor Hygiene
- Bacterial/Fungal Infections
- Cheyletiella Mites