Hold up! Houston we’ve got a problem. Harley and I have warmer climate and allergy concerns. My happy place now seems to have a dark cloud floating over it…
Here I believed I’d thought of everything before we relocated to Charleston. Never did I imagine this area could potentially give one of my Boys skin issues.
BUT IT HAS –
Harley is constantly scratching, biting and licking like there’s no tomorrow.
While his skin isn’t “inflamed” its irritated and it’s bothering him. #whichbothersme
And for the first time in his life he’s got dander #OMDoodle
I’ve ruled out fleas #thankyouJesus because Jax is showing absodoodletutely no signs at all. That PLUS I’m diligent when it comes to prevention. #haventseenanyeither
His food/diet hasn’t changed much since we left Virginia with the one exception of an Oscar Mayer hotdog with his dinner. #hotdoglovingdoodle
SO WHAT’S CAUSING THE DISCOMFORT?
Only thing left that I can think of is some sort of allergen coming in contact with his skin, or he’s inhaling allergens such as dust mites or pollen and/or grass.
While I search for the right veterinarian, I’ve gone to a more holistic approach vs doing nothing. #gottatry
My daughter taught me long ago the benefits of herbal medicines. Herbs have been used to treat and prevent sickness for years. They contain antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, proteins and so much more, all in a natural form as nature intended.
Right now Harley’s getting a daily dose of Animals’ Apawthecary Dandelion / Milk Thistle.
Milk Thistle is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants protect us from chemicals in our bodies called free radicals. Exposure to environmental toxins can increase free radicals in the body, which can do a lot of damage to our cells. This is called oxidation and can eventually lead to cancer, heart disease, and arthritis. Milk thistle protects the liver against harmful oxidation. Rodney Habib
I’ve also started using Derma Ease, a medicated healing spray from the Australian Tea Tree Oil. This helps with hot spots, insect bites, stings, allergens and mites. Seems to sooth his skin and it’s safe should he lick or chew the area after I’ve sprayed.
I need to get this dander under control. Not only will this help his skin and coat, it also carries a powerful antioxidant from the Argentinian sunflower.
While it may seem as if I’ve got a loose grip on this handle – trust me, I’m going crazy #nailbitingcrazy and won’t rest until I get to a holistic vet quick #likeyesterday
Remember that old R& B Classic by Sam & Dave? –
When something is wrong with my baby, then something is wrong with me.
That’s how I feel right now…
Wonderful weekend wishes – do something special – we’ll keep you posted!
SPECIAL NOTE: I am not a veterinarian. Any advice given should be no substitute for the guidance and professional opinion of a veterinarian. The views presented in this blog are my own (unless otherwise stated) and stem from my own experiences. While most herbs are perfectly safe for dogs, some can be toxic, so please don’t go this alone. Seek guidance from a holistic vet first.