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The dry, sore, and itchy skin type

Updated: Jul 14, 2023

Dry, sore, and itchy skin is a condition characterized by skin that is lacking in moisture and is prone to irritation and itchiness. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including environmental factors such as low humidity, parasites, excessive cleaning, an imbalance of the skin's natural oils, infections (usually in the dermis), an unclean environment, allergies, hormonal change, perfumes or harsh shampoos and detergents that strip the skin of its natural oils (they may smell nice and clean amazingly well but they have a negative side too)

you can recognize this skin type if the skin is flaky or scaly skin, redness, cracking, hot to the touch, your pet is scratching more than usual, red in colour, loss of hair, and the skin could be tight.

Always speak to your vet, there may be an underlying cause that needs medical attention. However, there is always a lot that you can do to help soothe the symptoms.

Our recommendation

  1. clean your pet with Berries and Leaves natural shampoo bar designed for dry and sore skin, it is highly conditioning and its natural plant properties will calm the skin, soothe itching, nourish and rebalance the skin's natural oils

  2. keep the water temperature cool, hot water will only dry the skin out further, contact us for more information on bathing procedures

  3. don't use a hair dryer, this will dry the skin out further, causing further irritation, contact us for more information on drying different coat and skin types

  4. if your pet has inflamed skin then our skin mask will help massively to calm the inflammation and irritation with its natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties

  5. our skin recovery balm is highly nourishing and conditioning its perfect for sore patches where the hair is thinning, on paw pads, or dry noses

  6. if your pet is scratching and getting sore consider putting a light t-shirt on to help protect the skin

  7. wash bedding in fragrance-free chemicals

  8. keep up to date with your flea and worming

  9. keep up with regular grooming, depending on your dog's coat type they could be shedding and the coat becoming packed out a good bath massage, and grooming with help massively, or if your dog has a wool coat then keeping them tangle-free will keep them comfortable.


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