There's an issue facing dogs that, while not very well known, can be fatal. And this issue, my fellow dog parents, is zinc deficiency.
Zinc deficiency in the dog most commonly occurs as a skin condition that is called 'zinc responsive dermatosis.' The disease is divided into two different syndromes. One affects huskies and malamutes and the other affects puppies on zinc–deficient diets or diets that are over-supplemented with calcium.
The mineral zinc plays an important role in many substances in the canine body, and zinc–deficiency can result in many problems for dogs.
With zinc deficiency, there is a reduction in delayed type hypersensitivity, and. The affected dogs do not respond to oral or intravenous zinc supplementation.
ABSTRACT. The literature on zinc deficiency is discussed. Five cases of skin disease in dogs associated with zinc deficiency are described. All the animals were.
Zinc deficiency can cause serious skin problems and hair loss, because this substance has beneficial effects on the production of the enzymes, proteins and .
about the part that Zinc plays in the mystery illnesses in Snow Dogs. DISCLAIMER:. Malamutes Zinc Malabsorption and Zinc Deficiency are problems primarily.