Dog Dandruff – How To Recognize The Symptoms & Treat At Home - Soos Pets

Dog Dandruff – How To Recognize The Symptoms & Treat At Home


Pet’s get dandruff too. Known medically as Seborrhea, doggy dandruff is usually a result of dry and flaky skin, which irritates your dog and causes them to scratch intensely. The dead skin then falls off and can be seen on the surface as white flakes.

Dandruff is an uncomfortable experience for your dog. The first sign you will likely notice, apart from the visually obvious white flakes, is the irritation your companion is going through. Seborrhea is a mild problem, but still causes a lot of scratching.

In severe cases, your pet's hair will thin or bald as a result of the itchiness. You may also notice scabs, bumps, or pimples on the surface of your dog's skin, although this is not always the case.

Some breeds of dog, such as Doberman and German Sheppard get oily skin when they have dandruff, whereas others, like Basset Hound and Cocker Spaniels, get very dry skin.

Pet dandruff can happen for a number of reasons. A low humidity or poor diet can contribute to the dry skin problem, but sometimes an underlying allergy might be the cause. In this case, you will need to consult a vet and deal with the root cause. However, in most cases your pet's dandruff can be treated very simply at home. 

Treatment For Doggy Dandruff

In order to prevent dandruff, and treat it if your dog already has it, you just need to bathe your dog regularly, groom them, and use the right products to keep their skin moisturized.

  • Grooming and bathing your dog regularly will help to keep their fur and skin healthy and dandruff free.
  • Bathing them more frequently with the right grooming products.
  • Use the right shampoos. Shampoos and conditioners from Soos Pets help to lock in moisture, and are full of nutrients like sulphur, a common preparation for dandruff and others that help your dog's skin to stay healthy. Try our Deep Cleansing Shampoo, or our Hypoallergenic Shampoo for sensitive skin.
  • The magic of oatmeal! It cures dandruff. Our Hypoallergenic Shampoo, Tearless Puppy & Kitten Shampoo and our Mineral Enriched Mud Shampoo all contain colloidal
  • Give your dog a high quality diet and consider supplements such as Omega oils.
  • Visit your vet if your dog seems to suffer from chronic dandruff, despite being regularly bathed with natural products. Also see your vet if you suspect underlying allergies.
How Often To Bathe Your Dog?

If your dog has dandruff then you will need to treat this by increasing how often you bathe them. If it is severe, then this could be as often as every other day for the first week. Once the majority of the dandruff is gone, you could go down to twice a week, and then to once a week.

It is essential that you use the right shampoos and products during this time. You don't want to bathe your dog too often while using a heavy chemical product, as this will draw the essential oils out of their fur and skin. Instead, try to use gentle natural products.

Soos Pets offers a wide range of kind and healing products that can help to rid your dog of dandruff, and keep their fur and skin healthy for life.


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