An itchy dog tends to mean there are a multitude of problems going on, which I will try to explain in this short article. Once you can appreciate what it means, then you can spare yourself expensive veterinary treatment and your dog’s feelings when they resist medication. You can do this because the solution is obvious. And simple.
Most people can appreciate that an itchy dog indicates a problem with their skin, but most simply think its fleas. But why should fleas flourish on some dogs and not others? Fleas aren’t a great problem on wild dogs, so why are they on domestic dogs?
Fleas are part of the miraculous workings of nature. They are attracted to those beings who need them. Fleas are scavengers. They are invaluable to healthy life and particularly come into their own in the toxic world man has created. Without such organisms as these scavengers, the world would be a lot more toxic.
So what makes fleas attractive to dogs? When someone (anyone) eats the diet that is wrong according to their evolutionary past, their body needs to adapt. This is often a struggle. But the body does its best.
Commercial pet food is not nutritious, despite the label proclaiming ‘it is perfectly balanced’. So your poor dog is already struggling with health that is less than it should be. But that’s not all. Most dogs are fed dried food, or kibble. Consider for a moment – can meat be kept on the shelf indefinitely as kibble is? What then is needed to preserve it?
Obviously preservatives. But not any old preservatives considered ‘safe’ (questionable) for human consumption. As there are no laws (or enforceable ones) for pet food, then any preservatives can be used. And the most effective ones are the most toxic ones. Such as formaldehyde and ethoxyquin. Search for the effects of these yourself.
Toxins are processed by the liver, but stored in the fat tissues. At the same time, the body does its best to eliminate these toxins. The safest way is through the skin, as the skin is not an important organ except to cover the body.
As the toxins are expelled through the skin, fleas may feast on them, clearing them up, keeping them from polluting the environment.
If you take your itchy dog to a veterinarian, what will they do? They INCREASE the toxic load by prescribing flea medication (which affects the nervous system). If that doesn’t work, they continue with this madness and prescribe cortisone.
When you consider that vets must be vaguely intelligent to get into college, one is left wondering what they did with it when they graduated.
As a lateral thinker, what can you do?
The obvious thing is to change the diet to one which is healthy, natural, toxin-free and based on their evolutionary history. There may be an initial detoxing effect, but that doesn’t last long and then the health of your dog can exponentially explode.
In the short term the addition of sunflower oil to the diet can help the skin, but nothing will be resolved until you stop the ingestion of toxins. Most are from food, some from medication.
Your itchy dog is telling you a story. Listen well and you will be able to reverse it fully and easily for both of you.