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Q: Q: My dog is suffering from itchy, irritated skin; what could be causing it?

 

A: Allergies (dietary or environmental), an impaired immune system, hormonal imbalance or parasite infestation could be responsible. Deficiencies and excesses of certain nutrients can also cause skin problems. There are many possible causes or combination of causes that can contribute to symptoms so it is always wise to seek veterinary advice.  A good quality hypoallergenic diet such as Arden Grange which includes no wheat, beef, soya or dairy products (4 of the most common dietary allergens) is often beneficial, and good nutrition can help to strengthen the immune system. Don’t forget to check the ingredients in any treats or extras too, as many contain wheat or un-named animal/cereal derivatives. Even one biscuit or a small piece of toast could cause a reaction in a gluten sensitive dog. The Arden Grange Adult Salmon & Rice and Adult Sensitive are particularly good for those with skin problems. These diets have been carefully formulated to provide the ideal ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 essential fatty acids, using high quality salmon oil and whole linseed. Optimum levels of vitamins and a chelated source of zinc are also included to maximise skin health.

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Q: My dog is suffering from itchy, irritated skin; what could be causing it?