Dry Skin Symptoms in Dogs or Cats - Getting the Right Help
Though there can be numerous, nearly impossible to define causes, Dry Skin problems in pets will most often be early signs of a much more complex and difficult to resolve health issue - Candida Albicans takeover (a Yeast disorder of the intestinal tract). You don't want to let this get out of control. Dealing properly with these issues - early on - will save you a lot of heartache and money, and your pet a lot of suffering. With such 'dry skin' issues, deciding upon the right approach can be very challenging. It is highly advisable to either CALL US, or carefully review all the information presented here - to be sure you make a correct choice. How nutritional support can be so effective - see **bottom of page.
Typical symptoms related to this discussion are:
- Dry, flaky skin or Dandruff - flakes of skin apparent in fur
- Itching and scratching - apparently tied to dry skin
- Pets rolling or twisting on their backs (scratching techniques)
Diagnosis or apparent Eczema of skin - back, underbelly, or elsewhere
Dull or lifeless appearance of coat
IF the only issues you see are in the list above, there is a 50-50 CHANCE your pet's condition can improve solely by the use of either the Antioxidant Treats or the Antioxidant Granules. HOWEVER, IF you see other symptoms, from the list below, that are chronic or intermittent in your pet, you should certainly review the information found here - Yeast Candida Video - OR call and discuss your case with us. You will likely need one of the Kits shown to the left and begin our Yeast Program to get your pet on the road to permanent wellness*.
Further Symptoms of Yeast Candida takeover:
- Out of control, almost ceaseless itching and scratching
- Relentless licking or chewing at feet/paws, and lower legs
- Skin rash areas, or - hives, bumps, pustules, or pimples
- Ear infections, chronic or re-occurring; Or - shaking head or rubbing ears
- Odor problems from the pet - pungent or disturbing
- Licking at genitals or anal glands; or, infections of those areas
- The FULL LIST of possible symptoms is found on a Tab of the Yeast Video
So, with these DRY, ITCHY SKIN issues, we offer two choices; with only the minor symptoms - from the first list - you can try your luck with either the TREATS or the GRANULES. If, after 2 months, things are worse instead of better, this means the pet's body needs much more assistance to help get the problem under control, and an entire Yeast Kit and Program will be needed; OTHERWISE, your pet could wind up looking like one you've seen in the Video.
Let us CLARIFY that last statement! Many dogs and cats have very strong and well performing immune systems - which is not only a critical element for the pet to recover from this condition, but we believe it is the reason many animals are able to maintain only minor symptoms, OR never end up with a Yeast condition AT ALL. All pets are susceptible to these issues; it is the easiest illness to cause in a pet. And, we believe the #1 and 2 causes are Antibiotics use, and Vaccination reactions. After that, poor quality pet foods, which are readily available at larger chain stores, are a big factor as well.
*We spoke above of "permanent wellness"; this requires some further explanation. There are 3 basic phases to achieving and maintaining wellness where Candida Albicans has had control of a gut. First, is to achieve initial cleansing; this is the point at which most of those nasty symptoms that bothered the pet are mostly out of the picture. After this, it can take 5-6 months or more to finish the remaining cleansing of the Gut, and erradicate most of the yeast takeover. However, since there is medical evidence that it may be impossible to completely clear all of the Candida, WE ALWAYS recommend a maintenance program to help insure your pet stays healthy and well, and can constantly fight yeast growth in the future.
**Don't buy into the popular "Allergies" claim. It's simply a 'default' diagnosis. Since most skin and itching issues actually have their foundation in either nutritional deficiency, nutritional disorder, or digestive system disorder, the nutritional forms of support that NZYMES® products deliver are highly successful at helping the body's of pets reverse the disorders and thereby recover from such illness. It's not easy, and always time-consuming, but it IS possible.
FINALLY, being highly service oriented, we are always available (M-F) and eager to take your phone call - to provide whatever assistance you may need.