Not every dog or cat has dandruff, but if you begin to notice those little white skin flakes, it may be cause for concern. In addition to contacting your veterinarian, here are a few ways you can manage the dandruff problem in your home over time.
- Talk to Your Vet about Your Pet’s Diet
Dandruff can be the cause of a change in your pet’s diet. In some cases, it may be the result of a lack of nutrients. Your vet can help you find the right food to help you maintain your pet’s diet and reduce dandruff.
- Keep Up with Baths
Your pet may not be a fan of water, but giving him or her a bath can help with dandruff. See if your vet can recommend a moisturizing shampoo to use on your pet to soothe skin and eliminate those flakes.
- Consider a Moisturizer
Believe it or not, moisturizers exist for pets, too! Just like humans, pets can benefit from moisturizers that keep dandruff at bay and eliminate itchiness. Talk to your vet about which options are right for your furry friend.
Dandruff can be messy and downright uncomfortable for your pet. Contact Pet Vet Animal Hospitals today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals who can address your pet’s skin problem.