Jack Russell with Dog Dry Skin
by Cristina and our Vet's Recommendations for treating dog dry skin
Jack Russell with Dog Dry Skin Problem
Reader Question: Why does my Jack Russell Terrier have dog dry skin?
I recently noticed that my Jack Russell has started to suffer from dog dry skin
. Do you have any advice in terms of home treatments that could address the issue. Could there be any major health concerns to worry about?Vet Suggestion, dog dry skin care
Dog Dry skin can be nothing more than a cosmetic issue, or it may be a sign of an underlying health problem. If your dog has any other symptoms (e.g., itching, red skin, a bad odor, lethargy or loss of appetite), make an appointment with your veterinarian. He or she can perform a physical exam, run any necessary tests, and give you a diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment plan.
If, however, you are fairly certain that your dog is otherwise healthy, you can first try a few things at home. Oral supplements that contain omega 3 fatty acids (e.g., fish or flax seed oil
) can be very helpful. Topical products like Dermoscent
are also a good option for treating dry skin.
Jennifer Coates, DVM