How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Sally G. Your Own Question
Sally G.
Sally G., Dog Training Consultant
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 9508
Experience:  Service/assistance dog training/ behavior /obedience/Therapy dog Evaluator/AKC Evaluator
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Sally G. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

why does my dog have dandruff so bad and what can I do to ...

Customer Question

why does my dog have dandruff so bad? and what can I do to get rid of it?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 10 years ago.

Hi david,

Dandruff can be a symptom of dry skin, seborrhea or allergies. If this is due to dry skin adding omega fatty acids to the dog's daily diet will help in a matter of two to three weeks. You can find many dog products that contain this in your pet store.

Some dogs breeds are prone to skin problems such as seborrhea, if this is the case a vet visit would be in order.

Air borne allergies present another problem that can cause dry flaky skin and itching. This should also be determined by your vet.

There is also a mite that looks like dandruff so if the dandruff is moving then it is a mite infestation.

I would try the omega fatty acids first. If that does not work then get the dog checked for other possible problems.

Related Dog Questions