Dry flaky skin

SOLHEDS natural products in the management of dry flaky skin

Dry skin is often the reason behind flaky skin. It can also be attributed to atopic skin and structural weakness and lack of fatty acids. Fatty acids make the skin flexible and thus more resistant to mechanical stress. Animals get fatty acids from nutrition, however, it is not always enough as the internal system is not necessarily functioning properly by  providing   sufficient amount of fatty acids to skin. Dry flaky skin is “leaking” by releasing moisture from skin. Itchiness is a common symptom or dry skin. Animals with dry skin should avoid strong shampoos. with . Anionic sulphate based washing agents wash off fatty acids too effectively and can worsen the situation. Using fatty acids topically on dry skin and  taking appropriate oils orally can help. Hairy coat makes treatment of the skin of cats, dogs and horses challenging, specifically if the area requiring treatment is large. Derma9 Luxury shine & care spray enables easy administration of fatty acids on skin. Lift hair, comb against the hair and apply Derma9 spray, it will absorb quickly. Derma4 gentle shampoo is suitable for the wash of cats, dogs and horses with dry skin. Nonionic washing agents of Derma4 shampoo wash the animals gently. It also has ingredients, which moisturise and calm the skin leaving the hair with invisible and shiny barrier against dirt.

Winter is often more problematic for animals with dry skin. Specifically horses can have flaky base of mane and tail. Recommended treatment for this problem is to brush of dandruff and spray Derma9 luxury shine & care on dry skin.

More information is available on section  “Skin care” e.g. allergic skin.  If problem persists, consult your veterinarian.