How do KnuBoost Bars treat Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis?
What is Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis?
Zinc_Responsive Dermatosis is a metabolic skin disease that has two different syndromes:
Syndrome I: Most commonly found in northern breeds, specifically Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, and Samoyed. This is because of a genetic defect which prevents Zinc from being absorbed in the intestine properly. The zinc is not metabolized properly, this syndrome requires therapy for the rest of a canine’s life.
What are Symptoms of Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis?
The symptoms present themselves differently for each syndrome. Additionally Syndrome II only presents itself in young canines and should no longer require treatment when they have reached maturity:
Dogs affected by syndrome I present with hair loss, scaling, and crusting at the eyelids, lips, nostrils, elbows, and footpad margins. Dogs with syndrome I will require ongoing therapy for the rest of the dog’s life.
Juvenile large breed dogs will present a zinc-responsive dermatosis by general crusting, plaques with extensive crusting, and fissuring of the footpads.
Zinc-Responsive Dermatosis can present at any mucocutaneous junctions
Dark Circles forming around the eyes is a primary indicator of Syndrome I
Paw fissuring presents most commonly in Syndrome II
What makes KnuBoost Bars effective in treating Zinc-responsive Dermatosis?