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What should I do if my dog has dandruff?

asked 2017-03-06 15:31:46 -0500

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answered 2017-03-06 15:59:33 -0500

Dogs, just like people, can get dandruff — an annoying, uncomfortable skin condition. Dandruff is dry flaky skin. It’s made up of dead skin cells that fall from the skin. When it clumps together, it looks like white flakes. Simple things such as daily brushing, a balanced diet and dietary supplements can go a long way to sorting the problem out.

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answered 2017-03-08 23:38:15 -0500

I agree...if it's not a medical issue, a good shampoo can make the difference. But in addition to the standard good-ingredient shampoos, they (probably your vet's office) sell medicated shampoos specifically formulated for this problem. Of course, any shampoo you buy at your vet's office will be pricey.

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answered 2017-03-08 17:38:04 -0500

In addition to the great info Walt gave, you can also try using a sensitive skin shampoo. Oatmeal based shampoos can be great for dry, flaky skin. You can also try using a conditioner after thoroughly rinsing the shampoo off to help moisturize.

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answered 2017-03-10 22:09:26 -0500

While dandruff is more commonly associated with dry skin, it can also happen with oily skin. Make sure your dog is on a good quality food and is being bathed at the proper intervals (not too often). Sometimes supplementing with oils can help dry skin, but check with your vet for the proper type and amount. With oily skin, it would be recommended for your dog to be examined by a vet because there may be an underlying medical condition.

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answered 2017-03-10 16:25:15 -0500

pet smart sells shampoo for that

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answered 2017-03-08 21:47:44 -0500

You can try: 1. Change in diet. 2. Changing shampoos and bath frequency. 3. More brushing. 4. Talking to a vet! Sometimes vitamins and such can help, other times it can be medical issue.

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