Skin problems Dogs can be represented in different forms. Skin parasites, such as fleas, ticks and lice can cause follicular alopecia – hair loss, mainly in the area between the front and rear paws, granuloma caused by constant licking of wounds, dermatitis caused by licking, and dandruff.
Problems with the thyroid gland can also lead to problems with hypothyroidism, which, in turn, can lead to dry skin, itchy skin and hair loss.
Parasites and Mites
Parasites and mites can become a problem for all dogs and are a common cause of skin problems in Labradors. They cause rash and itching, and often carry the infections.
Fleas and Demodex mites that live on the skin of all dogs, cause scabies that typically affects only puppies, but may appear in adult dogs with a weak or undeveloped immune system and can represent more problems for your Labrador.
Tick-borne scabies is another disease that spreads through scabies mites. This mite is quite well adapted to the transmission of diseases between animals and from animals to humans. In short, it can cause the Labrador and his owner serious discomfort. These mites burrow into the skin, causing itching and hair loss.
Ticks and fleas are the parasites which are most likely to appear and become the major cause of problems for Labradors. A flea lives off the dog’s blood, it replicates rapidly.
Labrador, who contracted the fleas will continue to itch, especially in the ears, base of a tail and patella. Incredibly, irritation in dogs is not caused by flea bites, but by their own saliva.
If the skin problems of your Labrador caused by fleas, it is important that you use the treatment of a wide spectrum of action, which will kill fleas and their eggs. You also will need to consult a vet about allergy remedies for your dog.
To avoid other skin problems, we advise to review the diet of a Labrador. Labradors need high-quality proteins and fats that are easily digested.
Protein helps Labs maintain a high energy level, while the quality fat provides nutrients for healthy skin and fur.
We also recommend to create healthy conditions in the place your Labrador inhabits. For that you need keep it clean and tidy.