5 Simple ways to treat puppy dandruff
1 – Brushing:
Treat your puppy to a good brushing session once a day. This helps distribute the natural oils from the coat and stimulates blood supply to the skin, which promotes oil production.
2 – Improve the diet:
Switch to a high-quality pet food and consider investing in a good nutritional supplement. Especially helpful is an omega-3 supplement. Aim to give at least 35 mg of omega-3 for each kg of body weight. Also, put several water dishes throughout the house so your puppy will always have access to fresh water.
3 – Specialized shampoo:
Certain pet shampoos are designed to re-moisturize the skin and relieve flakiness and irritation caused by dandruff. Keep in mind that a dandruff shampoo designed for humans will be too harsh for your dog, so using Head & Shoulders is a bad idea!! A soothing conditioner with chamomile or oatmeal can help moisturize your Puppy's skin as well!
4 – See your veterinarian:
Your vet will be able to properly diagnose your puppy and advise on treatment and prevention. Remember, dandruff could be a clue your puppy has an infection and needs medical management, so don’t ignore this sign and get your pup checked out to always be on the safe side!
5 – Essential Oils:
Oils such as; coconut, grape-seed, and neem oil are extremely hydrating. Rubbing small amounts on your Puppy’s dry patches can provide relief from any itching and add moisture in an instant. Indica Skin has a “Skin Salve” for humans, that is safe to use on your pet. I apply it to my Puppy’s paws and skin and it has shown improvement in the applied areas! I also use it for any little scraps she might get.