Dandruff is another skin condition of undetermined origin. Among the suspected causes are too frequent bathings with caustic soap, faulty diet, parasites and other factors.

The most noticeable symptoms of dandruff are dry skin and grayish-white scales or flakes on the skin or hair.

Treatment: The treatment depends upon the cause. Here, again, the dog may have to undergo various tests. And any testing will usually start with the dog's diet. Check it over and make sure he's getting enough fat and the right kind, preferably fat of animal origin. A daily grooming will help get rid of the dandruff that accumulates on the hair or skin. It will not cure it, of course. If, after you've checked and adjusted the diet, the dandruff persists, have the veterinarian examine the dog.

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