The role diet plays in treating dogs with sensitive skin

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Dogs with sensitive skin is a common issue many owners deal with and is often attributed to a food allergy.

While dogs can be allergic to foods, most of the allergies relate to things in the environment, such as grass, dust and fleas.

However, even if your dog does have sensitive skin due to these environmental allergens, their diet can still play an important role in either hindering or helping their body cope and heal.

Signs to look out for

Dogs that have skin issues may show symptoms including scratching and licking from itchiness, hair loss from excessive scratching, while others may have oily skin which results in an unpleasant odor, even when the pet has been washed recently.

Some pets will show signs of both sensitive skin and digestive sensitivities at the same time, which is where choosing a good diet that is highly digestible, with quality protein and both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to support skin health.

Why choose Big Dog Sensitive Skin

If your dog suffers from sensitive skin or allergies, the Big Dog Sensitive Skin Raw Food Diet, is designed for dogs who suffer from skin conditions and allergies.

Promoting healthy skin, a soft and shiny coat and a stronger immune system, this recipe is high in omega-3 fatty acids from fresh, whole human-grade Tasmanian salmon, with added anti-inflammatory goodness from coconut oil and turmeric, as well as chia seeds and flax seeds.

Formulated to help address skin problems from the inside out, the Big Dog Sensitive Skin diet can help dogs with itchy, sore, irritated and inflamed skin, get back to optimal health as quickly and naturally as possible.

The recipe is also perfect for dogs with arthritis and joint problems who need some extra anti-inflammatory dietary support to help manage their condition.

Visit the Big Dog website to find out more about their sensitive skin raw food diet and how it can help your dog cope build a healthy immune system to help them cope with any external allergies that may be contributing to their sensitive skin.

About the Author: Lara Shannon is a certified dog behaviourist and trainer, pet food nutrition specialist, Executive Producer and Host of Pooches at Play on Channel 10 and editor of Poochesatplay.com. Lara also runs her own dog training business in Melbourne’s Bayside area and is the Author of World of Dogs and Eat, Play, Love Your Dog

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