A complex and fragile ecosystem…
The skin barrier is essential to protect the body from bacteria, yeasts, allergens and other harmful elements. It also helps the skin retain moisture.
The skin offers protection with three different barrier defenses:
•The mechanical (or physical) skin barrier
•The immunological skin barrier
•The microbial skin barrier
This balance is fragile and needs your care and protection.
...with essential functions
The skin has a principal role: temperature regulation, protection from outside aggressors, and sebum regulation.
Dry skin, oily or flaky skin, excessive itching, or lesions can be symptoms of a defective skin barrier.
Your veterinarian may prescribe a dermatopical product to help you care for and protect your dog's skin.
Effects of a DEFECTIVE skin barrier
A HEALTHY skin barrier