3. Reduce the number of baths your Jack Russell Terrier takes. I had a friend who once gave Jack Russell baths so frequent that they removed the oils from his skin that kept her terrier’s skin moist. When I recommended that she reduce the frequency of bathing, the dandruff problem disappeared. It all comes down to the amount of protective oil your Jack Russell Terrier has on his skin.
How to treat your Jack Russell Terrier’s dandruff
1. First incorporate the dietary tips. Dandruff in your Jack Russell Terrier is often due to dietary issues.
2. Apply baby shampoo or an oatmeal wash. Since your Jack Russell terrier’s dandruff is triggered by the absence of the natural oils that are supposed to be in his skin, you need to make sure that you don’t make the problem worse by using an unsightly shampoo that can further remove that precious skin. Oils If neither is effective, buy a dog shampoo that is made for sensitive skin or dandruff.
3. If you choose to use an anti-dandruff shampoo for dogs, pay close attention to the instructions. Most anti-dandruff shampoos for dogs have a recommendation on how often you should use them. Some should be used only once a week, while other milder ones allow it a little more often. Note that while dog dandruff shampoos contain medications to help heal and prevent dandruff, they should not be used too often as they can sometimes cause irritation to your dog.
4. Avoid trying your own shampoos to try to remedy dog dandruff. While dandruff is similar, your dog’s coat and hair are quite different. Use only dog shampoos that are designed to keep their fur clean without peeling it too much or damaging the underlying skin.
If the dandruff still persists, you should see your vet or animal care specialist. Your Jack Russell terrier’s coat and skin well-being generally give you a good idea of its overall health. A dandruff condition that does not go away after steps have been taken to treat it usually points to the possibility that your terrier may have serious health problems that must be addressed and remedied by a professional veterinarian.