How to Prevent Dry Skin in Your Pet
Dry skin can cause quite a bit of discomfort for your pet. Knowing what the main causes of dry skin are and ways to treat it are critical for ensuring your pet is comfortable:
- Deficiency in the diet: Dry skin can be a result of poor nutrition and lower levels of protein and essential fatty acids in your pet’s diet. If you have questions on what to feed your pet, then it’s best to contact your local vet so they can give you a customized diet plan.
- Proper bathing: Too much bathing can lead to dry skin. Baths reduce the essential oils that are in your pet’s fur, so instead, try giving your pet a waterless bath by using grooming wipes or pet deodorants.
- Proper hydration: Make sure your pet’s water bowl is always full! Particularly when it gets colder outside, you want to make sure your pet is properly hydrated, as it takes more energy to stay warm during the cooler months.
Visit Hope Animal Clinic for your Pet’s Relief
Is your pet severely affected by dry skin or some other issue? If so, stop by Hope Animal Clinic in the Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, and Burnet areas. Our full-service veterinary, grooming, and boarding facility is the perfect destination for all of your pet needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.