Since your pet’s skin is their only barrier against the world around them, it can often be infected by harmful parasites, allergens, or environmental irritants. Always consult us before trying at-home remedies.
What nutrients help my pet maintain their skin?
Feeding your pet a well-balanced diet is one of the main ways to ensure healthy skin. Before integrating any new foods into your pet’s diet, it’s important to consult our team so we can advise you on what’s best for them. Some key nutrients that help improve your pet’s skin include:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- Omega-6 fatty acids
- B vitamins
How can my pet’s skin affect their overall health?
Unhealthy or infected skin can negatively affect your pet’s ability to protect themselves from parasites, allergens, and environmental stressors. Healthy skin allows them to sense danger, pain, or good sensations like your loving cuddles. Skin also helps create a layer of protection for their organs and internal systems, which would otherwise be exposed to the elements. As an integral part of the immune system, it also defends your pet against various infections. However, when compromised, it’s essential to have it treated by our team to ensure your pet’s skin heals properly.
What are the most common skin issues pets deal with?
If you notice your pet itching from time to time, this is perfectly normal. However, if you start noticing your pet itching regularly or rubbing themselves against objects to get relief, this could signify a skin issue. Other signs include sores, lumps, dry skin, hair loss, and redness. These could all be connected to skin conditions we often see, including allergies (environment or food), parasite infections (fleas, ticks, ringworms,) and mange. If you suspect your pet has an infection or other skin condition, please get in touch with us at 613-258-5745.