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What kind of Skin Problems Schnauzer has generally?

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I have a standard schnauzer that has developed chronically itchy skin, I want to know about the causes and treatments for Schnauzer itchy skin.

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  1. kate

    Skin problems in your schnauzer can make him unhappy and affect his health. Treatments of skin problems in schnauzers are dependent upon the cause. Contact dermatitis can be remedied by switching to unscented and dye-free shampoos and cleaning products. Bug bites are less likely if the dog is kept inside most of the time. Mosquitoes are particularly opportunistic at dusk. HEPA filters can be used to filter dust and pollen from your indoor air. Dehumidifiers reduce the moisture in the air that can contribute to mold and mildew. Fleas can be eliminated from your schnauzer by placing him on a flea treatment and prevention program. Your veterinarian can recommend a good one. Dogs in warm climates will need a year-round prevention program. Placing your schnauzer on a quality diet can help prevent food allergies. Look for a dog food that lists meat as the main ingredient. Exclude any foods that contain corn, grains, dyes and artificial preservatives as part of their top ingredients. Ideally, it is best to choose a food that contains none of these offenders. Medications are available to soothe and heal skin conditions found in schnauzers. Steroid creams, prescribed by your veterinarian, will help to heal the inflammation and itching. Antihistamines, available over the counter, will reduce any swelling and itching. Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids added to your schnauzer's diet can also help to reduce inflammation. Fish oils are a good source of these fatty acids. Allergy shots, administered by your veterinarian, are often an effective treatment. Cool baths, using antibacterial, antifungal or colloidal oatmeal shampoos, are helpful in soothing and healing the irritated skin. Dogs that suffer from hormonal imbalances can benefit from hormone injections and creams.

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