Dog Skin

How to Treat Common Dog Skin Conditions

Have you found your dog has severe itchy skin? Dog skin conditions can be treated, and their skin can be restored with a few easy-to-use products.

The most common dog skin conditions are mange, dog dandruff, lupus, dog mites, yeast infections in dogs, ringworm, and allergies.

For Dog Itch Relief, many products can provide treatment with a rub on lotion or quick spray to the infected area(s). Our Skin and Coat Supplements help promote hair growth and general health support through dog food for allergies or specific supplements designed for your type of dog.

Recommended Products for Dog Skin Infections and Hair Growth

Happy Jack Skin Balm

Ideal for indoor use because of its non-staining, pleasant smelling formula, Happy Jack Skin Balm is recommended for rough, dry, scaly skin, loss of hair, and intense itching. In advanced stages, skin takes on the appearance of elephant hide. Skin balm softens the skin, relieves itching and helps return your animal’s coat and skin to a healthy state. If your dog or cat is constantly itching, scratching and gnawing, Skin Balm will bring fast relief as it gently soothes and aids healing to irritated areas. Apply generously to affected areas once or twice daily. Rub into skin with fingertips. Wash hands after every application.

Mirra-Coat Dog Powder

Mirra-Coat is a blend of essential fatty acids, Vitamin A, B6, E, Biotin and Zinc, all essential nutrients in helping maintain a healthy skin and coat. Directions for Feeding: Dogs: Add one tablespoon (l tbs = 7.5g) of Mirra-Coat daily to an adult dog’s food for each 20 pounds (9kg) of body weight. Use ½ the recommended level for wirehaired breeds.

Mange in Dogs

Mange is a skin disease found in dogs that is caused from parasitic mites. The two different types of mange are sarcoptic and demodectic.

Sarcoptic Mange

Signs of sarcoptic mange are hair loss, yeast infection in dogs, rash, redness, thick yellow crusts, and extreme dog itchiness in the infected area. A veterinarian can diagnose sarcoptic mange by checking for dog mites or collecting skin scrapings.

Demodectic Mange

Demodectic mange is not as harmful as sarcoptic. It is common in puppies as it is passed down from Mother’s days after the pup is born. Symptoms also include hair loss, red, and itchy skin. Some cases may be localized or found across the dog’s entire body.

Reccomended Products for Mange Treatment

Happy Jack Sarcoptic Mange Medicine

Mange Medicine is a pure vegetable, cod liver oil and lanolin base treatment that brings soothing relief to skin irritations, fungi, falling hair, itching eczema, hot spots, moist feet and ears, ear mites, pus pimples and severe mange. This product is also effective against a broad spectrum of skin conditions completely unrelated to mange. 

For sarcoptic mange, apply once daily for several days. Wear rubber gloves and work well into the skin with a slow, firm finger massage. On areas that respond slowly, use twice daily until healed. Not for use on cats.

Happy Jack Sardex II Dog Mange Remedy

Sardex II from Happy Jack is the convenient way to treat sarcoptic mange on dogs. Perhaps the most technologically advanced treatment for mange we offer, it combines the rare qualities of a unique active ingredient (benzl benzoate) with convenience. It’s odorless, greaseless, non-staining formula make it an ideal remedy for treating mange in canines, without the mess. Kills those itch causing mange mites and brings much needed relief to your dog. Simply spray onto affected areas, rub in and allow to dry.


Updated July 9, 2021