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Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the body?

Sep 7, 2017 | Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Rabbit

Skin takes all the wear and tear that nature dishes out, not only to us but to our beloved pets. With the change in seasons a few issues can arise.

Spring can bring on allergies for all of us (e.g. hay fever and dry skin), and your pets can get these too. In our animals, these cause different symptoms and usually affect their eyes, ears, skin and paws.

Contact with environmental allergens such as pollens, grass or dust mites can cause intense itchiness of the face, feet, ears, chest and tummy. Environmental allergies are managed with a combination of medications, medicated washes, environmental changes, and diets that support the skin.

There are Vet only diets that can help to prevent skin conditions. These diets will help support a healthy skin by providing a patented mix of:

  • B-vitamins and amino acids; these support the barrier function of the skin
  • Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Taurine; these improve natural defences and promote healing
  • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to reduce inflammation and improve waterproofness

The other problem as we move into spring is fleas; yes, those nasty parasites. Our pets can be sensitive to fleas and can develop allergies causing serious skin disease. Flea allergies can be quite severe; even if fleas are not seen on your pet, all it takes one flea bite.
Skin issues can vary widely; If you are concerned don’t hesitate to book a Vet consult. Your Vet can then diagnose your pet’s condition, treat your pet, and make a nutritional recommendation.

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