Home Remedies for Dog Dandruff

I ran across this video and supporting information on a common problem with our cats and dogs. Luckily the are some great home remedies that have work will for me and my Bella. – Eli Enki 

Home Remedies for Dog Dandruff
Thankfully, there are many remedies for dog dandruff available to make your pup more comfortable and get his fur back to its perfect shine. With these few simple tips to try, your pup will have a dandruff-free coat in no time:

  1. Groom Your Pet
    This is a simple way to maintain your dog’s coat and keep dandruff at bay. Dr. Niedziela recommends regular grooming and brushing to “distribute the coat’s natural oils and massage the skin.” Make this part of a regular care routine for your dog.
  2. Supplement Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    Adding an omega-3 fatty acid supplement to your pet’s diet can also promote skin and coat health, resulting in less dandruff. Before feeding your pet any supplements or vitamins, make sure to speak with your veterinarian.
  3. Wash With Lime Juice
    Lime juice can be an effective remedy for dandruff in human as well as dogs due to the positive effects of vitamin C. As Evolution Supply suggests, after shampooing your dog, rinse with a mixture of water and lime juice.
  4. Use a Humidifier
    Since low humidity can have an impact on dog dandruff, keep a humidifier going — particularly in your dog’s sleeping area. Increasing the moisture in the air will soothe your pup’s skin and could even counter-seasonal dandruff.
  5. Buy Anti-Dandruff Dog Shampoo
    Using an anti-dandruff shampoo made for dogs can help. “Make sure it is made for dogs, as the pH of dog skin is different from the pH of human skin,” Dr. Niedziela cautions.”Using human shampoos can make things worse.” Replace your normal pet shampoo with the anti-dandruff product until the condition resolves.
  6. Soothe With Oatmeal
    Oatmeal can be very comforting to itchy skin, which is helpful because the irritation or constant scratching can be a cause of dog dandruff. 
  7. Feed Dogs a Good Diet
    Make sure your dog has a balanced diet with the proper nutrients. If she has any food allergies, make sure you are taking this into account when selecting the food. The right nutrition and avoidance of any triggers — both dietary and environmental — can make for better skin and less dandruff. Be sure to consult with a veterinarian if you’re unsure what should make up a healthy, balanced diet.

Source of information: The Dog House, Jacqueline Lavana, @JacquelineL98, Care.com

 

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