Does Your Dog Have A Healthy Coat And Skin?
The state of your dog’s skin and coat can give you a good idea of his or her general health. In terms of skin, supple and clear skin is healthy, while greasy, flaky and bumpy skin is worrisome. When it comes to the coat, a smooth and shiny coat is ideal, but a coarse, brittle coat usually needs attention.
There are many different types of coats, including:
- Wavy Coat Dog Hair
- Smooth-Coat Dog Hair
- Medium-Coat Dog Hair
- Wire Hair/Broken Coat
- Long-Coat Dog Hair
Depending on the type of coat your dog has, you’ll follow a particular grooming regimen. You can tell a lot about your dog’s health simply by observing changers in his coat and skin. Diseases and conditions that could contribute to an unhealthy appearance include:
- Hormone imbalances or other metabolic problems
- Obesity can cause dandruff or matting (dog unable to groom itself properly)
- Allergic skin disease and seborrhoea (itching and changes in the normal skin oil production)
- Digestive disturbances such as chronic diarrhoea, internal parasites (intestinal worms) and fleas, ticks or mange mites