Westies and skin irritations
The West Highland White has a playful nature and is an active and friendly breed. They have long been a firm favourite with their larger-than-life fun personalities. Whilst Westies are robust of character and long-lived there are a number who will go on to develop sensitive and allergy prone skin. This generally starts with itching and then progresses to possible yeast infections such as Malassezia.
Itchy skin can be caused by something in their environment or may be linked to their diet. When managing a skin allergy or taking preventative steps you should take a threefold approach:
- Try to determine a cause
- Treat topical infection
- Offer a supplement specifically for skin and immune system support
Rova’s Skin and Coat Support uses sustainably sourced Omega 3 oil blended with Vitamin E to promote your Westie’s immune system by protecting against free radicals in the skin and other cells. Use this supplement daily to build the body’s reserves of Omega 3, which can help their skin and coat and support the natural anti-inflammatory action of the body. Allergy management through diet and supplementation should show improvements in a few weeks’ time.