In this article I would like to share with you some useful information about how to treat your dog's itchy skin problems. Itching is something that can affect all dogs no matter how big or small they are and no matter how young or old they are.
I have spent the last two years working in the dog supplements industry and I have learned some really interesting information about certain dog health conditions that only insiders know about. As you'll read further down this article I will take you behind the curtain and share with you some little known information about how to diagnose and treat your dog's itchy skin problems.
A lot of dog owners don't realize this, but most of the time itching is caused as a result of an allergic reactions. Whenever us humans or our furry four legged friends suffer from an allergic reaction our immune systems release histamines. Histamines normally affect humans in their eyes and nose, whereas in dogs histamines are generally release into the skin and this is what causes your dog to scratch. While, at the first glance, this might not seem like a big problem the fact is that scratching can cause damate to the skin and coat, which can lead to hair loss or can even lead to skin infections.
Whenever you notice that your dog starts scratching more often than usual you want to do whatever you possibly can to figure out what causes your dog to itch. While it is safe to assume that most of the time itching is caused by an allergic reaction, you want to figure out what triggers the allergic reaction and the release of histamines.
Allergic reactions can be triggered by a lot of different things: dust mites, weather, change in environment, food. Almost anything can trigger an allergic reaction and if you notice that your dog started to scratch consistently then you've got to think whether anything in your dog's lifestyle has changed and whether this change could be triggering an allergic reaction.
In addition to this you should look into anti-histamines and other natural supplements. There are a lot of dog supplements that you can buy today that have been specifically formulated to help dog's with skin problems. Such supplements quite often have active ingredients that help to control histamine release and they also contain digestive enzymes which help to improve the efficiency of your dog's digestive system.
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