Eczema in dogs is common. Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become rough, red and inflamed. Tiny blisters can occur. Itching is prominent and bleeding can occur.
In the natural health industry, in particular in homeopathy, the skin is looked upon as the first organ of choice by the body, to release toxins safely. The skin is the least important organ of the body, and eruptions only cause cosmetic grief and local irritation.
When eczema or any skin eruptions are suppressed by steroids, zinc creams, calamine lotion or the like, then the body is denied the use of the skin. So it has to search for other organs to release the toxins from. These become more important organs, such as the kidneys, the liver, even the heart.
So by suppressing the eczema in dogs, you may discover he later gets a heart problem. Stop the skin treatment and the heart problem is likely to disappear and the skin eruption return.
It’s more beneficial for everyone concerned to get to the cause of the problem. Why do so many dogs suffer from eczema?
There are two probable causes. Diet and anxiety.
Processed dog food is generally highly toxic, despite the claims on the label. Preservatives such as formaldehyde and ethoxyquin are used. These are highly toxic and would never be permitted in human food.
By switching your dog to a quality natural diet, you may be adding years and quality to his life. And the eczema is likely to be banished to the past.
Anxiety is another reason dogs can get eczema. Dogs are pack animals. They need you, as their pack leader, to demonstrate the qualities of a natural leader. This means calm strength, communication and fair play.
Getting angry is not how a natural leader operates. Clear boundaries need to be set and a gentle but firm approach to enforce them.
Communication is essential. When you disappear in the morning off to work, you need to tell your dog where you are going and when you are likely to be home. They hear you loud and clear. It’s humans who have the problem in not hearing them.
Communicating clearly with them is likely to remove at least some of their anxiety, if not all. This in turn is likely to remove the eczema.
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