For any skin problems of your animal: dermatitis, eczema, skin allergies, inflammation, skin peeling, dandruff...
Burdock is a biennial robust plant from tempered areas, commonly found in clearings. Thanks to its high inulin content (carbohydrate close to starch) and its mineral salts, it stimulates metabolism and has a top quality skin draining effects.
Lavender destroys the cultures of staphylococci and it is very efficient against skin problems such as wounds, burns and bedsores (even highly infected ones).
Native from subtropical America and Mediterranean area, it is a sudorific depurative that purifies the skin.
A herbaceous plant with an angular stem rich in saponins and flavonoids, the wild pansy is added as a great skin cleanser. This is a precious plant in dermatology.
A small annual herbaceous plant, associated with burdock, it is recommended in case of skin infection. By purifying the blood, it brings a new lease of life.
Perennial herbaceous plant used for its antihistaminic properties in sensitivities due to insect bites or other allergens.
Perennial, odoriferous sub-shrub native from the Mediterranean area, used for its phenols’ bactericidal and fungicide properties.
The diuretic, cholagogue (facilitates the evacuation of bile from the intestine) and choleretic (increases the secretion of bile). This well-known plant is used here against eczema.
When any skin problem appears, we recommend the following dose of Phyto anti-Itch for a one-month period, which can be renewed if required
Dosage: 1ml every 5kg, once or twice per day. The bottle is enough for a one-month treatment for an average-size animal. Put into the animal’s mouth preferably before meals with the help of the dosing pipette provided, or mix it with meals.
Key features of Phyto anti-Itch:
- Skin draining action
- Works for any type of itching
- Adapted for all animals
Burdock: skin drainage
Lavender: powerful antiseptic
Sarsaparilla: skin cleanser
Wild pansy: skin cleanser
Fumitory: blood cleanser
Thyme: bactericidal and fungicide properties
Dandelion: diuretic, cholagogue and choleretic
Causes and symptoms of itching
Your companion frantically licking its leg and the skin between its paws? It is probably a lick dermatitis. It is a common problem which has two main origins, allergic and behavioural.
If the origin is allergic: you can read more about it here (NEED LINK!!!). In addition we propose to try Phyto anti-Itch, to treat the skin of your pet naturally.
If the cause is behavioural: the root cause of the problem must be assessed:
- are you away from your pet for a long time during the day? It will then make your pet less dependent on you.
- is there a stressful element in the animal's environment (fireworks or other sources of excessive anxiety)? It is necessary to identify the source of that stress. Your vet or behaviourist can help.
Natural solution for licking dermatitis
If the concern is more of a behavioural origin then we recommend using Phyto Calm (NEED A LINK!!!). The plant complex will help your pet find a smooth balance and it will be less anxious and less stressed and their problems will be resolved.
Many holistic vets believe that itching is an indication that the physical condition of your pet is not as good as it should be. To treat the itchy skin of your dog or cat, natural remedies and supplements should be used to tackle the problem in three ways:
1. Soothe the itch
2. Stimulate the immune system
3. Treat the underlying problem
As you work with your vet to determine the exact cause of itching, there are solutions for you at home to relieve the itching of your pet and stimulate the immune system.
When choosing a diet for your dog or cat, it is best to choose a good quality diet, ideally organic. The chosen food should contain a source of highly digestible protein and grain products and minimally processed vegetables. You can even consider feeding your pet a so-called natural food, a food that you make yourself at home or you can buy already prepared. In some cases, diet change has enabled a complete cure from itching in some dogs and cats.
Natural remedies to treat itching in dogs and cats
To relieve itching, medicinal plants can be used both internally and externally on dogs and cats. In addition, some natural supplements, such as vitamins and minerals are also beneficial to an animal suffering from itching. When it comes to itching, fast external use treatment is recommended. Try the suggestions below to see which works best for your pet:
Oats are one of the best ways to soothe and calm itching. Colloidal oatmeal eliminates inflammatory toxins from the skin, reducing the desire to scratch. A very good way to relieve your dog or cat from itching is to give it an oatmeal bath. You can either:
- Add the flour oatmeal or colloidal oatmeal to the water of your dog bath
- Use an oatmeal based shampoo designed for animals
- Fill an old sock of ordinary oatmeal and attach it to the faucet so that water can filter it.
Let your dog or cat soak in the water for 10 to 15 minutes before the rinse. Repeat at least 1-2 times a week. Remember that you can try each option once at a time to see which one works best for your pet.
NOTE: Do not rub the skin of your pet too vigorously with a towel when you get out of the bath; this friction irritates the skin further.
Animals with itching often have dry skin, which can increase the desire of your pet to scratch and thus aggravate the condition. After bathing, you could apply a moisturiser to the skin of the animal. You may use a moisturiser like Phyto Calm (gel) which will be available for purchase soon.
Aloe Vera Gel
When your pet is scratching, the 100% Aloe Vera gel can be a big help. Aloe Vera contains enzymes that break down proteins and inflammation accelerating healing. A winning combination for animals suffering from itching.
You can get it from a health food store. You must obtain the pure Aloe Vera 100%, and not a mixture. Products containing aloe are readily available on the market, but they are generally not as effective and can be dangerous if ingested by your pet. The 100% pure Aloe Vera Gel however is not harmful to dogs and cats and there is no danger if your pet licks it.
You can also make a simple rinsing with green tea to alleviate the itching. Soak some green tea bags in 2 cups of hot water. Discard the tea bags, let the tea cool and pour it over your dog or cat. Let it dry.
If your pet is itching and its skin is red, you can rinse with camomile. This herb can quickly cool and soothe irritated areas on the skin.
This plant is also good for skin irritations such as itching and pyoderma (on the 'hotspots'). Make a plantain tea by adding 2 tablespoons of dried herbs to about half a litre of boiling water. Let it sit, covered, for 15-20 minutes. Wait until the tea cools, strain it before applying it on your pet. For application, soak a piece of gauze or cloth in the tea and apply it on the affected areas for about 10 minutes.
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