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Natural Solutions for Itchy Skin
Itchy Dog, Too much Scratching? Get Help, Win the Battle!
Itch, scratch, repeat. Seems like an endless road, right?. You might think “Fleas”, but you don’t find any, and are sure the dog is flea-protected. So, what else could be going on? Sometimes it’s an easy answer, sometimes not. We deal with these itchy-dog issues constantly, year-round. In contrast, many folks report this as only a seasonal issue with their dogs. But for dogs that are not bothered year round, this may mean the immune system is able to keep things “in check” part of the time; then other factors may come along to increase the challenge – factors like sudden appearance of warmer weather, new source of stress, change in diet, new vaccinations, etc. There are two major probabilities as fundamental causes for the dogs misery:
- Poor skin & coat health due to nutritional deficiencies and buildup of toxic waste. IF symptoms are few, and you are lucky enough to fall into this category, the Antioxidant Support Products offered at bottom of page may be enough to help turn things around, and maintain it. If your dog, as mentioned above, is one that seems to have ‘seasonal’ OR intermittent issues with too much itching, this increases your chances that category (1) is where your dog fits, and a Single product may be all the help needed (maybe with better food). But, in order to ensure that you can make a good decision for your dog, the next major section below will help you better assess what is going on with your dog my making use of our comprehensive Symptom-Checker. If any confusion with this, we invite you to utilize our Free Staff Support; just call – 877-816-6500.
- A deeper underlying problem caused by a digestive imbalance; wherein, yeast (candida) has managed to take control of the gut due to loss of bacterial elements that should be in control. Again, we urge you to evaluate your situation by using our Symptom-Checker (blue Link below) before continuing. With a score of 5 or more, we advise you to immediately check out our highly successful and nutritionally focused Healthy Skin Program — because, your dog is likely dealing with the most common issue in dogs these days, Yeast.
Getting to the Bottom of Dog Itchy Skin Problems
To help you properly determine whether your dog fits into Category 1 or 2 (above), we provide a method to help you ping your memory – for symptoms with your dog that may not be fresh in your mind. Please take some moments to make use of our special and comprehensive NZYMES® Symptom Checker using the Blue button provided here. Getting a score of 5 or more with the Symptom Checker is a good indicator that yeast is actually involved, and therefore the issue is likely to become much more troublesome in coming months if not properly addressed now. If this is the category you have determined, we then refer you to the highly successful NZYMES® Healthy-Skin Program – which is specially developed to RESOLVE these issues and restore proper health.
Getting a score lower than five would indicate that – even if yeast is present – things are not yet too terrible, and one of the NZYMES® Antioxidant support products (bottom of page) may be enough help to get the body back on track for healthier skin and thereby less itching, scratching, and shedding. IF using this ‘single product’ methodology does NOT take things in the right direction within 4-6 weeks, this is a strong indication that some yeast detox is in progress and you may need more help. As always, the PHONE SUPPORT you deserve is only a call away – 877-816-6500; M-F, 9am Eastern, to 6pm PST.
So, if you Symptom Checker score was less than 5, we suggest you move into a new realm – of helping your dog to enhanced health from the ‘inside out’ – that will surely result in the healthier, less itchy skin you and your dog desire. Simply make a decision on the 3 Antioxidant products we offer to start this venture – using the ORDER NOW button at the bottom. We should also note that, whether yeast is involved or not with these situations, giving the dog the added nutritional benefit of Better Food is also a strong recommendation.
NOTE: We have become experts in this area since 1999, not by choice, but according to demand. Being a very small ‘family run’ business (all American) we are known for superior customer service and being VERY helpful on the PHONE – probably more so than ANY similar business you can find. We dare folks to try to find the kind of phone or any other kind of support from any of our competitors; most are just Internet retailers – looking to make a living. At Nzymes, we are focused on getting the results we promise with our Satisfaction Guarantee, OR we are not happy campers!
Itchy Dog Skin – Topical Help Methodologies
Having worked your way through the above information and guidance, we have yet more helpful information. Regardless of which side of the coin you end up on, 1 or 2, there MAY be times that it becomes necessary to provide temporary help/relief at skin level; you can’t just let the dog do damage with excessive scratching, licking, or chewing. Below is a list of more natural methods to provide some relief (at the surface) for your dog’s itchy skin problems. While using one of our Antioxidant support products, either Antioxidant Treats OR Sprouted Granules, within the below methods you will likely find one way or another to provide some relief for highly troubled areas of your dog’s body.
Baking Soda: Don’t you remember the days when baking soda was what mom used every time we had an itch? It is inexpensive and all you need to do is mix it with a little water and put the paste on the dog’s itchy spots.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Mix a teaspoon or so of this into your pet’s food twice daily for added benefit. You can also spray this directly on the itchy spots, but dilute it in a little water if there is an open sore.
Boiled Bay-Leaves: Receipe >> 1) add 5-6 bay leaves to 1.5 cups of water and boil for 4-5 min; 2) remove from heat and allow to cool to safe temperature; 3) use a fine strainer to strain-off particulates floating in water, and pour this water mixture into an 8oz. spray bottle; 4) apply this water mixture to troublesome itchy areas with spray OR by wetting a clean cloth, cotton-balls, etc.
Epsom Salt: This is especially helpful for your dog’s itchy feet. Mix this in some cool water and put your dog’s feet in it for 5 to 10 minutes, but make sure he doesn’t drink the water.
Coconut Oil: Coconut oil has been known to work wonders for many pet issues. Applying this topically helps to soothe the itchy skin as well as fight Candida Albicans (since we are actually dealing with a Candida Yeast Infection and probably not allergies). You can also mix a small amount of this into your pet’s food. I have not done this personally, but I have heard that it really helps.
Fish Oil: This is especially helpful for dry skin. Rub some fish oil on those itchy spots and see your dog start to smile. 🙂
Loving our dogs as we all do, we desire for them to be happy and healthy at all times. The most attentive dog owners pay very close attention to their dog’s health, seek advice, and dig to the root of any ailments they may have. These natural solutions for itchy skin are a great way to avoid the side-effects of many modern medications. When you have a dog who flares up with seasonal “allergies”, ask yourself Why. Should my dog be this uncomfortable in the spring and summer seasons? Should he break out in hives whenever he goes outside to play?
Seek to find the underlying issue here. Very often, the answer involves nutrition. Try a healthy approach to helping your dog’s itchy skin….and restore his health from the inside out.
Products Recommended for Troubles with Itchy Skin in Dogs
Granules for an Economical Preference, the Treats for Convenience