When you notice any Siberian husky skin problems, always have it checked by a vet. Any Siberian husky owner needs to take adequate care of his or her husky and take him to a vet regularly, even if there are no physical signs of the skin problem.
Causes of Siberian husky skin problems
One of the causes of the Siberian husky skin problems is that they have a genetic trait that makes zinc absorption difficult for them. In such cases, no matter how much zinc you feed the dog he cannot absorb enough zinc from the meal resulting in zinc deficiency. Siberian huskies may also develop skin problems if they have zinc deficiency which occurs when the dog is not fed enough zinc. Zinc is a mineral that is essential for healthy skin. Poor zinc absorption in Siberian huskies leads to some strange but treatable Siberian husky skin problems. When the Siberian husky has zinc deficiency his coat also becomes dull and dry. Siberian huskies may also develop skin problems if not well taken care of. This category of problems has nothing to do with the genes and occur as a direct result of poor diet and hygiene. In such a case the Siberian huskies may have dry or patchy skin.
Allergies in Siberian huskies can also cause skin problems. In fact most Siberian husky skin problems are caused by allergies. These allergies could be caused by food, or the environment. These allergies cause itchy skin and hair may fall off. The dog may even chew or bite his legs and back, badly injuring himself. Fungal infections and mite irritation and scabies can also result in skin problems. Fleas’ infestation may also have the same symptoms resulting in serious skin problems.
Symptoms and Remedies
There are some symptoms that are evident when a Siberian husky has skin health problems. You will notice that when your Siberian husky has skin health problems, he has thin fur and crusty skin especially on his face. Most Siberian husky skin problems are preventable and treatable. If the skin problem is caused by zinc deficiency, feed Siberian huskies with zinc sufficient meals. A good source of zinc is meat and even bones. However, when the dog does not absorb zinc due to genetic factors, consult your vet. Where the dog has skin problems caused by allergies, it is best to watch the dog closely and try to identify whatever is causing the skin allergies. These skin problems caused by allergies are best treated by avoiding whatever factor it is that is causing the allergy. It could be as simple as changing the dog’s diet or even ensuring that the Siberian husky’s environment is free from all allergens.
When you own a Siberian husky, you should know that they are prone to loss of pigment on the nose and muzzle but it is a harmless condition called ‘snow nose’. Do not panic when this happens. However, skin problems in Siberian huskies should not be taken lightly as they can be a sign of a greater underlying problem.