It can be annoying to see your dog constantly scratching his or her body but think about the miserable feeling of your dog. In order to help your pet, you need to know the reason why he or she is scratching in the first place. My dog used to have a tendency to keep on scratching himself very long and hard until he eventually bled. After neither one of us could bear it anymore, I brought him to his vet and asked what was wrong. He was diagnosed with having seborrhea and my vet recommended Malaseb Dog Shampoo. Since we started the treatment there hasn’t been any more bloody scratching incidents.
Seborrhea is a common skin disease of dogs that results from a combination of thick fur and hot, humid conditions which make the skin a comfortable haven for yeast and other bacterial pathogens. The effect of this is often times an infection which can turn into a very big problem. To know if your dog has seborrhea your best bet is to check with your vet as there are several skin conditions which can cause the scratching symptom. This condition cannot be easily treated without using the appropriate medicated shampoo.
If the cause of seborrhea is hereditary, it is called primary seborrhea. However, most dogs and cats suffer from its cousin the secondary condition which is caused by pathogens. The treatment for secondary seborrhea is the application of anti-fungal and anti-bacterial products to eliminate the pathogens. Malaseb has a germicide in its ingredients that enables it to fight off the attacks of bacteria and yeast.
Originally, it was assumed that hair loss caused by nonstop scratching should be cured with the aid of a hair restoration product because it was thought that the cause of the problem was tied to genetic hair loss. In fact, the thinning hair linked to this condition is the result of the constant scratching. The hair loss is not the reason why the dog is scratching.
Whether it is your pet dog or cat or even your horse having the itchy, scaly, oily or dry skin, you should immediately have him or her checked out by a vet to know if he or she needs a medicated shampoo. If this condition is not treated immediately, the effect is infection because constant scratching creates open wounds where pathogens can enter as your pet does his usual activities. Also, you really should put an end to your pet’s misery from the incessant scratching.