In Memory of our Beloved "Hamlet" 1991-2005






Greyhound Dog Skin Care


One of the first indications of dog skin problems is itchy skin. Chewing, licking and scratching can be signs of a flea infestation, sarcoptic mange or allergy. If itching continues, after you rid your dog of fleas, you may need a vet to help you discern what is causing the problem. The most common type of allergy is inhalant. These can result from pollen, household dust, mold, new carpets or even animal dander. Food allergies can also be the problem but they are not as common. If you have determined that your Greyhound does not have any of these problematic dog skin issues and if skin problems persist, please consult with your vet. Your Greyhound could be suffering from Low Thyroid (Hypo Thyroid).

One of the best remedies to maximize dog skin health is to add oil to their food. Omega oil supplements (a blend of plant oil and cod liver oil) are important antioxidants. They have a role in tissue regeneration and slow down the effects of aging, but the most common use is in connection with dermatological problems and allergies.

A good conditioner that can be used on the skin surface is Avon Skin So Soft, mixed half and half with water applied with a spray bottle. This mixture also makes a good flea and mosquito repellent. Use this moderately. It is also a good idea to brush often and give your Greyhound’s coat and skin a once over to see if there are any abnormalities. Dog skin care is important because fur and skin are the first place that show where there may be bigger health issues. Dull fur and loose flaky skin can show the first signs of ill health.