Itchy Skin and Ear Infections In Dogs Are
Among the Top Reasons, They are Taken to a Veterinarian.
A naturopathic/holistic approach to itchy skin, ear infections, allergies, etc. can restore your dog to optimal health.
Does your dog appear to be scratching, itching and chewing on themselves often?
Does Your dog have reoccurring ear infections, yeast outbreaks or hot spots?
Are you tired of trying veterinary prescribed steroids, antibiotics, medicated shampoos and ear cleaners only to have the itching skin and ear infections return not too long after the prescription treatment has ended?
Are you ready to commit to doing what it takes to have your dog be truly healthy?
From my own experience, study and research over the years, I have found that in almost 98.9% of the serious skin conditions (including ear irritation and infections ) that dogs (and cats) suffer with, the root cause is always the same.
The cleansing and filtering organs or systems of the body have become saturated and even clogged in – extreme cases with toxins that the body has accumulated and has not been able to eliminate. Unclean, contaminated blood is now circulating throughout the dog’s body, feeding every cell within the body with – “toxins”.
Of all of the body’s organs and pathways of elimination, the skin is the largest. It is quite logical then that when the other elimination pathways are over loaded or clogged, that the body will attempt to eliminate the toxins through the skin. When the toxins/contaminants are being forced through the skin, various reactions or symptoms will naturally occur – itching, scratching, chewing, clawing, hot spots, bald patches, rashes, sores and loss of hair.
Unclean, contaminated blood cannot do the job that the blood has been designed to do; that is: to provide nutrition to the entire body’s cells which of course includes the skin.
UN-nourished cells begin to die. All sorts of chronic dis-eases such as: Diabetes, Cushings disease, Addisons, Kidney failure, Liver failure, Eye problems, Yeast infections and even Cancer, can eventually be the end result of unclean, contaminated blood no longer able to carry the toxic overload through the elimination pathways and organs out of the body.
The body itself also produces toxins in the form of byproducts of digestion and normal metabolism. If the animal’s system is overloaded or malfunctioning, these toxins are not being completely eliminated.
Major organs that are required to detoxify the body, such as the liver, kidney and digestive tract, affected by the toxins circulating in the body become overworked and overwhelmed. They can no longer fully accomplish their tasks. Toxins accumulate in the inter cellular space (the space between the cells) and metabolic processes are impeded. The toxin overload can lead to blocked enzyme systems and free radical damage, which can result in immune impairment and inflammation.
Any system or organ can be affected primarily or secondarily. However, since the skin is the largest of the eliminative organs, it does its best to take over when the bowel, liver, and kidneys are not able to properly perform their roles. When this happens, the results can quickly go from bad to the very worst.
Itchy skin is just the beginning of sorrows and is normally triggered by the toxins “blowing out through the skin”.
Where are these toxins coming from and why are they building up and clogging up the elimination pathways?
What can you do to stop the constant itching, chewing and often ear shaking?
Treat The Symptoms?
Veterinary medications and treatments are designed to suppress the symptoms, to trick the immune system into thinking there is nothing wrong. Veterinary medications and treatments are NOT designed to actually address the ROOT CAUSE of the itching/symptoms. While the prescription medications and “treatments” may stop the itchy sensation and the dog stops scratching as long as they are on the medication, they do not and cannot correct imbalances in the body or aid the body in healing its self. Instead, they set up the body for chronic illness and compromise the immune system.
While veterinary medications might stop your dog from being to miserably itchy for a while, mark my words, not long after the prescription medication runs out the dog will become itchy again and usually more itchy then before. Why? Again, drugs and medications only suppress the symptoms temporarily, they do not address the cause of the symptoms.
Find and Remove The Cause
What can you do to not just address the symptoms of itching, rashes, hot spots, ear infections, yeast over-growth, etc. ??
You must find the root cause and remove it.
Where did all the toxins come from? How did they get into the animal’s body? How do I get rid of them?
After you have tried and seen that using veterinary medications only make things worse and when you are ready to do what ever it takes to get your dog to be out of misery and healthy again, you may want to either take a holistic wellness class for pet owners to learn the simple steps you can take to heal your dog once and for all or if you prefer to have “one on one” guidance and support, you may want to have a consultation and allow me to walk you through the safest and most effective way to help your dog be well and live a longer, happier life.
Copyright 2003 – 2016 Jeannie Thomason, VND, Animal Naturopath, Small Animal Nutritionist, Natural Animal Health Coach
The purpose and general goal of the animal naturopathic consultation offered by Jeannie Thomason,CVND (Certified Veterinary Naturopathic Doctor) is to educate the client about their animals body systems in relation to function and ability pertaining to maintenance of overall homeostasis (balance) through the removal of various, and typically specific, obstacles to their health, this thereby encouraging their body’s own natural healing processes. Dr. Thomason does not function as a traditional allopathic veterinarian by diagnosing disease, treating disease, or performing invasive procedures,instead she looks at the animal as a whole and educates on prevention and finding the root cause of the animals symptoms – she does not prescribe drugs to mask or suppress the symptoms nor do her services replace that of a traditional licensed allopathic veterinarian.
The information offered by Dr. Jeannie Thomason is intended to provide general guidance. Nothing on the web site or during a regular consultation constitutes traditional allopathic veterinary advice. This consultation will suggest additional natural options to think about, and other areas to explore, based on your dog’s condition.
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