In this article, we will be taking a look at how to get rid of dog dandruff quickly and safely without causing your pet dog any undue stress. We have seen a number of people asking for advice on this recently so we decided to research the topic and publish this article.
Our hope is that we will be able to help any of our readers in this same situation as well as any new readers coming to our website to specifically read this article. We will be looking at once highly effective commercial product as well as a number of home remedies that you can take advantage of.
How To Get Rid Of Dog Dandruff Quickly
As with most things, the commercial shampoo will offer quicker and better results in treating your dog’s dandruff but it costs a little more than the home remedies. On the flipside, the home remedies for your dog’s dandruff may be cheaper or already in your home but they usually take longer to work and don’t produce results as good as the commercial products.
Use A High-Quality Doggy Shampoo
In our opinion, the absolute best way to get rid of your dog’s dandruff is to use a high-quality doggy shampoo like Paws & Pals Natural Dog-Shampoo And Conditioner. It is already one of the market leading products in the doggy shampoo niche and there are already multiple reports from dog owners successfully treating their dog’s dandruff with it.
Simply use the shampoo on your dog with its regular baths. Although ordinarily, we would not recommend that you wash your dog more than once per month, twice as an absolute maximum, once per week should be fine for the first month when trying to treat your dog’s dandruff.
Washing your dog too often will usually result in its natural skin and fur oils being washed out and increase any flaky skin. Using a shampoo like Paws & Pals Natural Dog-Shampoo And Conditioner can help to counter this and get retain your dog’s skins natural moisture while helping to treat its dandruff.
Our article on the best waterless shampoo for dogs may help you narrow down what waterless shampoo products you should be looking at for bathing your dog as well as why you should be choosing that particular product. Some dogs really don’t enjoy bath time so our article on getting your dog to enjoy its baths may help you turn bath time into playtime. Our article on if you can use human shampoos on dogs or not may also offer more guidance as many people try to use human shampoo on their dogs.
Home Remedies For Dog Dandruff And Itching
We will not be taking a look at a few things that you can do in the comfort of your own home to try and treat your dog’s dandruff problem. There will be two main types of treatment in this section, topical treatments, and general treatments.
As we mentioned earlier in the article, home remedies do tend to be less effective than shampoos like Paws & Pals Natural Dog-Shampoo And Conditioner but they can be a little cheaper and some people may already have the products in their home. Although you don’t have to do all of these methods to see results, you can mix one, two or three of them to try and compound the results to treat your dog’s dandruff quicker.
Groom Your Dog
One of the easiest ways to help keep your dogs skin and coat in order is to regularly groom it, if you are new to grooming your dog then our post on essential grooming tools every dog owner should have may be helpful to you.
Regularly brushing your dog’s coat will help your dog distribute its natural skin oils around its skin and coat quickly and easily. This will help keep its skin in a healthy, moisturized condition and help reduce any dandruff that it may be suffering from. Different dog breeds have different coat brushing frequencies due to the drastic differences in their coats so be sure to research your particular dog breeds brushing frequencies.
Treat Dog Dandruff With Olive Oil
A high-quality olive oil can be a quick and easy treatment for dandruff in dogs as a bonus, many dog owners will already have it as a staple in their kitchen already.
Although some people choose to directly apply olive oil to their dog’s skin and coat, we do not recommend you do this. Your dog will naturally produce its own skin oils to keep its skin healthy and applying olive oil can offset these natural oils.
Simply add between two and four teaspoons of olive oil per day to your dog’s diet. The easiest way is to just add it in with their regular dog food. The oils and nutrients will help your dog product more of its natural oils and quickly get its skin back in order and cure its dandruff.
Treat Dog Dandruff With Coconut Oil
A high-quality coconut oil is another common household item that you are able to use to help cure your dog’s dandruff. You can add one teaspoon of the coconut oil to each of your dog’s meals to help get essential nutrients into its system. Within around a week, you should be able to see a difference due to it helping increase the natural oils your dog produces.
Unlike olive oil, coconut oil can be directly applied to your dog’s coat without issue. After it has had a bath, simply apply a thin layer of coconut oil to your dog’s skin that is affected by dandruff. The main problem with applying the coconut oil directly to your dog’s skin is that most dogs will just lick it off.
There are a number of different oatmeal mask recipes online that you are able to apply to your dog’s skin. Not only is this very effective at stopping any itching sensations on your dog’s skin but it can also help your dogs skin repair and stop dandruff.
Improve Your Dogs Diet
A common cause of skin issues in dogs is a poor diet. Switching your dog over to a high-quality diet is a quick and easy way to help treat its dandruff and any other skin conditions. Our post on the ultimate list of dog foods can help you choose a number of high-quality foods to jump start your dog’s new diet.
Our post on the best dog food for sensative skin on the market is essentially a cheat sheet that you can use to quickly select the best foods for sensitive skin. You should be able to see a visible change in the condition of your dog’s skin and coat within around a week of switching your dog over to a better food.
Using Essential Oils
We usually don’t recommend that you use essential oils on your dog for dandruff as the methods above are usually more efficient. That said, some dog owners use them and see positive effects. If you choose to take this route then our post on essential oils for dog skin issues will be able to help you.