Pet Health Tip: Identifying Dog Skin Problems
Some dog skin problems can just be a nuisance and others can be hazardous to your dog's overall health, as they can lead to other problems. But no matter what, they are all usually highly irritating to your dog.
Actually, if you have a miserably itchy dog then it can be very irritating too. Just like in people, a dog's skin is his largest organ, and of course, it serves an important purpose - protecting the inside of the body.
Most dog skin problems are not life threatening, but if left untreated, they can lead to infections by bacteria, parasites or fungus. Many skin problems can be an indication of something internal (allergy), and a lot of dogs are allergic to corn and other grains.
A large majority of cheap commercial dog foods are made with corn and other fillers, which have no nutritional value. It's not always apparent that the food is the problem.
With that being said, it's best to take a look at the different types of skin problems in dogs to find out whether it's internal (allergy), or external (toxin, bug bite, parasite, etc).