Allergies and Skin Disorders

Our companions can develop symptoms of an allergy or skin disorder at any time in their life. The more compromised their immune system is the greater the chances of something like this happening. Any dog that is genetically weak and fed poor quality food, plus exposed to daily stress, is a prime candidate for an allergy or skin eruption to occur.

The constant scratching or chewing on the skin culd be anything from flea-bite sensitivities, a reaction to vaccinations, or chemicals in the environment or diet. We need to look back at what we fed our dogs or what events happened leading up to the cause. There are many contributing factors that could potentially come into play here.

Many conventional treatments usually encompass antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines or as much as tranquilizers for the cure all. All of these only give temporary relief and in the end can only create a much worse case scenario of liver disease, adrenal disease or kidney failure. There are many side effects

Hot spots are one such symptom of driving the disease further into the body. A dog’s body is attempting to rid itself of toxins or inner built up heat and develops these terrible hot spots, which are very bothersome to the dog. The skin is the largest organ of the body and functions in detoxifying it. Many times a rash or skin irritation of some sort develops as a result of this process. If a veterinarian prescribes drugs for this condition it merely suppresses the immune system and the toxins are prevented from leaving the body.

There are many reasons why allergy symptoms in dogs or skin disorders in dogs can appear. Some of the most obvious are:

  • diet related, inferior ingredients, over-processed, loaded with chemicals
  • selective breeding practices, biological flaws now present, genetic weaknesses caused from breeding conformation preferences
  • over-vaccination
  • an onslaught of chemicals and pollutants in the diet and environmentDownload the Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs

If you see your dog constantly biting or licking its skin, or scratching all the time, it could have an allergy to something or it is stress related. If there are lumps and bumps appearing, sore or inflamed skin, there is a reason to look into it further. If your dog’s ears are always getting infected, there could be something more than just an allergy or yeast infection happening. In my e-book “The Ultimate Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy Guide for Dogs” I talk about many different approaches to allergies in dogs. There are elimination diets to removing airborne causes. A dog with a serious allergy can be rehabilitated back to a healthy dog.

Probe deeper into why your pet is suffering from these incidences. Be aware of what is going on with your dog’s life. If we stay on top of it we can prevent many unfortunate events and costly vet bills! Not to mention our companion being spared needless suffering.

 

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2 Responses to Allergies and Skin Disorders

  • christine Johnson says:

    Seems like after using Advantage last year, my dog started getting itching on her spine primarily. Almost seems to be weeping sometimes. Have tried yucca intensive. Wondered if people homeopathics can be used oshe rubs against the bed and barks….she rolls in the dirt and barks. It’s hard to watch her being miserable.

  • helga says:

    Hi Christine,
    I am not a fan of unnatural flea control products because I feel they can do harm to our pet’s health. Your dog could be having an allergic reaction to the Advantage product. I know of a number of people giving engivita yeast to their pets’ diet and they have never gotten fleas. I have used that myself years ago and my dogs never got fleas either. A lavender herb filled pillow is another possibility as well as washing their bedding in 10 drops of eucalyptus or lavender oil. These oils can also be added to their shampoo. Feeding garlic regularly also is beneficial for keeping the fleas at bay. It is really important to wash the dog’s bedding often to get rid of any potential stragglers or flea larvae. Vacuum the house often to avoid hatching of new ones. If needed, a herbal flea collar can be purchased and attempted. I wish you all the best in eliminating the little critters and I would stop using the Advantage on your dog. She is clearly not a happy camper and could be having a reaction to the product. Good luck!

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