Will you still love me if I have bad skin?
I’m not sure who asked the question. It pops into my head whilst I was writing this post.
Having dog dry skin, or hot spots can be annoying. Sensitive dry skin can be itchy, and dog sores can hurt. He(the dog) scratches, licks, sheds, and leaves showers of dog dandruff.
More serious skin diseases can sometimes cause your pet to lose its hair. And possibly make him feel ill. Your dog may not want to play. And may become more reticent than usual.
You worry, take him to the vet, and find alternatives to heal him.
If you have a dog with chronic skin problems, this can be a prolonged process.
Whatever you do, don’t give up(on your dog).
Dogs are able to read our emotions. If you are feeling frustrated about his skin condition, your dog may feel anxious too.
It does not help much either telling Rover, “Stop scratching. Stop licking. Stop biting yourself raw!” Your dog is merely trying to get some relief, and this is the only way he knows how.
Try a different approach. Relax with your dog. Distract him from focusing on the irritation. Your kind words and assurance can help ease his discomfort.
Yes. It can be tough on the pet guardians to stay positive all the time, while finding the right treatment for their dog skin problems.
No matter what, don’t give up. You have to keep trying.
Stay hopeful so that you are in a better position to help your pet.
Listen to this up lifting song to chase the blues away. Watch Heidi Winzinger’s dog song video below.
My guess is, you’d want to be right there for your best friend too.
Go tell him so.