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Your Dog's Skin

The general condition of your dog's skin and coat are good indicators of its health. Where health and diet will influence your dog's skin from the inside, regular grooming and skin care will protect it from the outside.

The Skin Barrier

A complex and fragile ecosystem…

The skin barrier is essential to retain moisture and protect the body from bacteria, yeasts, allergens and all the other bad guys out there. 

The normal skin barrier relies on 3 components:

  • the mechanical skin barrier,
  • the immunological skin barrier and
  • the microbiological skin barrier.

This balance is fragile needs care and protection.

...with essential functions

The skin has a principal role: protection from the environment, temperature regulation, elimination of sebum excess and release of pheromones.

Whatever the colour or the thickness of their fur, all dogs can develop a skin problem. 

Dry skin, oily or flaky skin, hot spots, itching and overgrowth of bacteria and yeast can be symptoms of a defective skin barrier. Only your veterinarian can prescribe a treatment.

At the same time, DOUXO® can help you every day to take care of your dog or cat.

Effects of a DEFECTIVE skin barrier

A HEALTHY skin barrier

  • Dry Skin
  • Bacteria and yeast overgrowth
  • Allergen penetration
  • Abnormal cell turnover and shedding
  • Retains moisture
  • Maintains normal bacterial and yeast flora
  • Prevents penetration of allergens
  • Ensures normal cell turnover

Want to know more about skin disorders?

Common conditions