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Dry skin in pets

Saturday, December 31, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

We’re not the only ones who suffers from dry skin in the winter. When the heat comes on more frequently in the house, your pet may become itchy. Unless your dog or cat is continually scratching himself, dry skin is usually not a serious health issue but you can’t just wash the problem away. Bathing your pet can make the problem worse.  If you do need to shampoo your pet, make sure that you apply a moisturizer after. A moisturizer is affective in treating the symptoms of dry, itchy skin but the underlying source of the problem is probably dry air. A humidifier at home can help keep your pet more comfortable, and you may even benefit from it as well.

 

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