Shedding & Hair Loss Concerns – What to Do
Yikes, the piles of fur shed from the coat of your dog may not be as obvious as with this photo illustration, but they can certainly build up around the corners and crevices of your floors, on and around furniture and beds (when allowed). So what’s at the Core of all this shedding of fur collecting everywhere? It’s really simple when you stop and think about it. The skin and especially hair follicles are just not as healthy as they should be! Fix that issue, and you’ll spend greatly less time cleaning up the messy collections all over floors, furniture, beds, etc. How is that done, you might ask. This is where our special NZYMES® Antioxidant products come into play. Either type, Antioxidant Treats or Sprouted Granules, will provide your dog with the KEY element missing from the nutritional regimen! Just a little bit, each day, will provide your dog with the “live functional food” that becomes the Resource the body needs and uses to ‘stimulate production’ of Antioxidant Enzymes that are responsible for so much important activity (at the cellular level) within the body. With these “youth enzymes” being produced in higher quantities – as with a young animal or person – everything functions better, and the body becomes healthy overall, especially SKIN. That’s when you get to say ‘good bye’ to the excess shedding, as described by an elderly lady named Rolee in this Audio insert. If you care to visualize such ‘youth restoration’ benefits, check out some Mobility Recovery Videos.
While it’s great to provide nutritional items that add Antioxidants TO the body, which our NZYMES® also do, it is vastly more important to give the body the resources it needs to ‘produce’ its own Antioxidant enzymes responsible for restoring/maintaining youth. For this, your pet needs some functional LIVE NUTRITION in the daily diet as FUEL to stimulate the critical processes we’ve described. This is the essence of either FORM of our NZYMES®. A tiny amount, of either product, each day – can really help the body to restore and support a very surprising “youthfulness” that is resting just below the surface and aching to be unleashed. Healthier skin and coat is just ‘one facet’ of the improvements. We don’t have a ‘bunch’ of products to address the various common dog health concerns. Instead, either of these products can provide the body what is needed to meet most challenges – even coming back from serious ACL damage or surgery, or worse yet – Failed hip-replacement surgery. Choose the Sprouted Granules OR the Antioxidant Treats (made ‘from’ the Granules), and you then have a special ‘super food’ foundation for a healthier pet. The Granules are also more economical choice for large dogs (over 60Lbs) and are also a better choice for finicky cats. We generally recommend folks to consider improving the mainline diet for their pet as well, since most dog foods can contribute to degradation that the NZYMES® are working to undo. It is also important to keep in mind – that, while the body can make great strides at recovery/repair, it takes time. So, one should not expect ‘rapid’ results with such challenges. It’s all about the body improving its health from the inside-out; so, it can take 30-90 days to see serious improvement (one reason for our 120-Day Guarantee).
Though no two pets are alike, we expect to see signs of progress in 30-60 days, with a final outcome of as much as 70-90% reduction in a dog’s excess daily shedding after 4-5 months. Cats have entirely different types of coats, and though there may be significant variation, we still expect noticeable improvement. Annual shedding or ‘blowing coat’ is a normal metabolic process for almost all dogs; however, year-round shedding is a strong sign of nutritional deficiencies eluded to in previous paragraphs. Poor quality pet foods are big contributors to these issues, where they are lacking many elements – amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and digestive enzymes; all such nutritional ingredients needed to maintain good health.
We want to remind you how important it is to feed your pet a quality pet food. To view a list recommended foods please visit this page at our site:
Pet Foods We Recommend
To learn more about what may be in the pet food you are feeding, visit this page:
What’s Really in Pet Foods?
(Note: After food changes, pets may blow-coat which could take up to 6 months to replace).
Shedding and Thyroid Issues with Dogs
A low thyroid condition can often contribute to hair loss. Symptoms are usually seen as asymmetrical hair-loss that happens equally on both sides of the body or along the rear legs. Pets with this condition often require thyroid medication. If your symptoms are similar then you should have a blood workup done by your vet or submit a blood sample to Dr. Jean Dodds, the leading veterinary expert in this area (see link below).
After beginning NZYMES®, we occasionally see a balancing of the thyroid (t3 and t4 levels) after 3-6 months, and a marked reduction in the thyroid medication requirements for some pets.
Important to read about properly testing blood for Thyroid issues
Canine Thyroid Problems – by Dr. Jean Dodds
Dog Hair Loss and the ‘Allergies’ Diagnosis
Though not the POPULAR position, what we prove on a regular basis is that… Allergies, hair loss, or food reaction issues most often turn out to be Yeast related issues, as discussed previously on this page. And these issues are so very common due to many factors; at the top of that list is the preponderance of poor quality dog foods most commonly available (with high glycemic carbs) as well as the high percentage of dogs these days with under-performing immune function and related issues – due to over-breeding in our modern world.
Many dogs have reactions to the ingredients, preservatives or the additives contained in a large number of commercial pet foods. Each day, we receive calls from pet owners who describe symptoms commonly diagnosed as FOOD ALLERGIES. These symptoms may include shedding, hair loss, itchiness, inflammation, dry skin, flaky skin, rashes, hot spots, and much more. They have been told that their DOG or CAT is allergic to one substance or another. There is partial truth told here; certain substances are certainly causing a reaction, but the reaction is to sugar coming from starchy foods – high in Glycemic index. Some folks have paid good money for allergy testing and have been convinced by their vets or dermatologists that their pets are specifically allergic to BEEF, CHICKEN, LAMB, RICE, CORN, SOY or many other ingredients. They tell us about the years of treatment and the costly medications needed to try to eliminate the symptoms their pets suffer from. But the pets never seem to improve or resolve any of the problems. NEVER do we hear these people discuss their Vets mentioning the dangerous preservatives, chemicals, flavorings, food colorings or additives used in making the brands pet foods they prescribe. Just ask yourself, does this sound logical? We don’t think so! By far, the majority of these cases we find are directly related to a breakdown of the GI tract and an overgrowth of candida yeast.
The NZYMES Take on the “Allergies Diagnosis”
Rarely do we see a diagnosed FOOD ALLERGY or FOOD REACTION problem with a dog or cat that does not start to resolve itself with proper nutrition and correct supplementation necessary to start reversing an incorrect balance in the GI Tract. The symptoms that have an initial ‘appearance’ of being “allergy related” can quickly lead to a mis-diagnosis of “ALLERGIES” because the fungi problem (yeast having taken over the gut) is likely among the most overlooked sources of grave illness in our modern times, with humans as much as with dogs. This internal GI imbalance is highly related to weakened or under-performing immune systems, and (since yeast feeds on sugar) is made worse by feeding processed carbohydrates (i.e., grains, wheat flour, corn meal, corn gluten meal, white rice, rice flour, potatoes, pasta, sugars, etc.) – which are widely used in most of today’s pet foods and treats. However, in some cases, general itchiness and simple rashes can also be related to chemical additives in some of the poorer quality pets foods being sold today. The really unfortunate thing is… that the typical ‘treatments’ for what is thought to be ‘allergies’, end up aggravating the issue and making things worse.
Mange Problems Can Also Cause Serious Skin/Coat Problems
Mange issues, just like Yeast Candida issues, can often be a result of a compromised or ill-performing immune system. Our NZYMES® products help increase the natural absorption of nutrients and strengthen the overall immune system and shorten the time needed for recovery. For these problems, recommend the support of one of our 3-Pak Kits along with really good food, like those we recommend.
This is an issue best evaluated by your veterinarian, but you can contact this site below to discuss your problem and the natural treatments.
This site makes natural products for MANGE
See NEAR the bottom of the PetsBestRX page for detailed info about the 4 different types of Mange – per this clip from their page.