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Buy The Best and Cheapest Skin and Coat Care for Dogs

Skin and coat care is the first line of defense for dogs against external threats. Having healthy, shiny skin and coat is an indicator of a dog’s overall health. We always need to take care of the skin and hair health of our puppies, adult dogs, and senior dogs. Continuous grooming, anti-allergy foods, supplements, oral medications, topical treatments, and any prescriptions recommended by a veterinarian for your dog’s skin and coat health are available online at Canine Dog Pharmacy at the best quality and cheapest prices. Any medication or treatment you need to care for your dog’s skin and hair is readily available at Canine Pet Pharmacy, whether you have a prescription or not. We offer the best and highest-quality prescription and non-prescription medications for skin and coat health, as well as the treatment of skin and hair problems and diseases in dogs at the most affordable prices.

Signs of Skin and Coat Disease and Infections in Dogs

The skin and coat of dogs are always susceptible to diseases and infections. Parents should constantly care for the skin and hair health of their furry companions. Skin problems and disorders often manifest in specific symptoms, allowing parents and veterinarians to diagnose the type of skin and coat condition in dogs. The most common symptoms of skin and coat diseases in dogs are as follows:

  • Excessive itching of the skin
  • Flaking or peeling of the skin
  • A moldy odor of skin
  • Unusual hair loss
  • Dry skin
  • Redness of the skin
  • Change in skin color
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Skin lesions and sores
  • Skin puffiness
  • Dandruff in the hair
  • Development of pimples
  • Infection
  • Hotspots on the skin
  • Tomurs on the skin
  • Excessive licking of the skin

Whenever you observe any of these symptoms in your beloved dog, you should promptly consult a veterinarian to begin the treatment of your dog’s skin and coat. Generally, the treatment for skin and hair issues in dogs involves the use of allergy-friendly foods and medications for skin and hair, all of which are available online at Canine Dog Pharmacy.

Most Common Skin and Hair Conditions, Issues, and Diseases in Dogs

No matter how strong and robust a dog’s skin and coat are, they can still suffer from problems, diseases, and infections that affect their vitality and health. Parents should prioritize caring for their dog’s skin and hair and prevent skin and fur diseases. Below, we introduce the most common skin and hair diseases in dogs:

    • Allergies: Dogs can develop allergies to various factors such as food, dust, and allergens, leading to skin itching, redness, rashes, and hair loss.
    • Fungal and Bacterial Infections: These infections can cause hair loss and a foul odor in dogs and require antifungal and antibacterial medications.
    • Parasitic Infections: Mange is a type of parasitic infection that attacks the skin and hair of dogs.
    • Yeast Infections: Yeast infections are caused by a fungus and result in hair loss, itching, and skin redness in dogs.
    • Folliculitis: This common skin disease in dogs occurs due to bacterial infection.
    • Hotspots: Hotspots or moist dermatitis suddenly appear on a dog’s skin.
    • Alopecia: A common condition in dogs that leads to hair loss.
    • Seborrhea: This skin disease causes inflammation on the back, face, and sides of dogs.
    • Impetigo: A type of bacterial infection that usually affects puppies and young dogs.
    • Flea and Ticks: These tiny insects attach to a dog’s skin, feeding on their blood and causing redness and itching.
    • Dandruff: Dandruff in dogs leads to flaky skin.
    • Dry Skin: Dry skin in dogs causes itching and flakiness and can result from allergies or hormonal factors.
    • Hormonal Imbalance: Various hormonal issues, such as thyroid problems, can lead to skin diseases in dogs.
    • Autoimmune Diseases: Sometimes, the immune system attacks the body’s cells, leading to autoimmune skin diseases.
    • Skin Tumors: Skin tumors can appear as benign or malignant growths on a dog’s skin.

Types of Medications and Treatments for Treating Skin and Hair Issues in Dogs

Medication  Description 
Antibiotics Antibiotics are prescribed by veterinarians to treat skin infections. Antibiotics come in two types, Cephalexin and Amoxicillin.
Antifungal Medications For dogs with fungal infections like ringworm or yeast infections, antifungal medications such as Ketoconazole or Fluconazole may be prescribed.
Corticosteroids Anti-inflammatory drugs like Prednisone or Dexamethasone are used to reduce inflammation and itching associated with skin allergies in dogs or autoimmune diseases.
Antihistamines These drugs are used to treat allergies. Antihistamines like Diphenhydramine can help relieve itching and inflammation.
Anti-Mite and Anti-Tick Various types of anti-mite and anti-tick medications are used to combat these parasites.
Shampoos Shampoos containing ingredients such as Benzoyl Peroxide, Chlorhexidine, or Ketoconazole are used to treat skin and hair diseases.
Topical Treatments Topical treatments like creams, ointments, and sprays are used in the treatment of skin and hair diseases in dogs.
Dietary Supplements Omega-3 fatty acids, biotin, linoleic acid, and various vitamins are beneficial for the skin and hair health of dogs.


The skin and coat are among the most vital organs in dogs, and the health of these organs is crucial. If you notice signs and problems with your loyal dog’s skin and coat, you should take them to a veterinarian. The veterinarian will determine which medications and treatments are suitable for your dog’s skin. You can purchase the best and highest-quality skin and coat care medicines for any skin condition or infection at the most competitive prices from Canine Pharmacy’s online store. Canine Veterinary Pharmacy is available all over Kenya and offers a wide range of medications, including those for Flea & Tick, Ear & Eye Care, Dewormers & Parasiticides & Antifungal, Heart & Blood Pressure, Heartworm, Dental Care, Vitamins & Electrolytes, Joint Care, Pain Relief & Arthritis, Antibiotics, Allergy relief, Anxiety & Calming, Gastrointestinal Care & Digestion, Thyroid & Hormone, Incontinence & Bladder Control, Urinary Tract & Kidney, Bandages.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of medications are there for skin and coat problems in dogs? 

Medications for skin and coat problems in dogs include oral and topical medications prescribed by veterinarians.

Do I need a prescription from a veterinarian to buy skin and coat medications for my dog? 

It depends on the type of medication prescribed by the veterinarian. Some medications require a veterinary prescription, while others can be purchased without one.

What are the most common skin and hair diseases in dogs? 

The most common skin and hair diseases in dogs include allergies, infestations with mites and ticks, fungal or bacterial infections, hotspots, dry skin, dandruff, and excessive hair loss. All of these conditions can cause discomfort for dogs and should be treated by a veterinarian.

How are topical skin medications applied to dogs? 

To use any type of topical medication for skin and hair in dogs, it is best to follow the veterinarian’s instructions. The necessary instructions are also included on the topical medications.

Can I use human skin products on my dog? 

Generally, human skin and hair products are not suitable for use on dogs and may lead to adverse effects and issues.