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Stop The Licking, Scratching, and Misery | Hemp Oil for Dogs and Cats with allergies

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Stop The Licking, Scratching, and Misery | Hemp Oil for Dogs and Cats with allergies

Posted by AdKitan AdKitan on
Updated at: October 05, 2020

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Most people are familiar with the discomfort of the occasional skin irritant-- whether an insect bite, contact dermatitis from a strange detergent, or an allergy from ingesting the wrong thing - but some may not realize that humans aren’t the only animal to suffer from allergies.

Dogs, cats and other furry pets don’t just scratch as a matter of course. Although the shedding season is itchy, it doesn’t continue all year round. If your pet is itchy all the time, there could be something more serious happening under the surface that requires medical care.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Allergies (Atopic Dermatitis)
2. Parasites
3. Irritant Contact Dermatitis
4. Hormonal Imbalances
5. Psychological Issues

Allergies (Atopic Dermatitis)

Just like in humans, pets experience an allergic reaction when their immune system views a substance (like pollen, chemicals or insect saliva) as a threat and increases the production of histamines in the body’s systems.

Dogs show itching either by chewing or licking their skin or scratching. Commonly affected are the cheeks, belly, feet, the armpit region and ears.

These allergies can develop over months or years as an animal becomes sensitized to something it comes in contact with often, like foods, pollens, molds, or dyes.

Parasites

Any pet that goes outdoors has a greater chance of picking up unwanted external and internal parasites than those who are indoor-only, but even indoor pets can become hosts to parasites tracked in by humans and items that enter the home.

It only takes one flea to start a population that can infest an entire house. The disease known as Sarcoptic Mange is caused by tiny mites that burrow through a dog’s skin and cause pain and itching.

Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Unlike atopic dermatitis, this type of allergy happens suddenly when a pet comes into contact with a substance that sets of an immediate skin reaction.

This could be caused by touching road salt, poison ivy, detergents, acids or other chemicals.

Generally, the skin reaction will appear in places that have less fur cover, like the foot pads, belly, and nose. Ulcers, blisters or red bumps are telltale signs of a skin reaction.

Treatment includes preventing the pet from being exposed to the dangerous substance again.

Hormonal Imbalances

In dogs and ferrets, among other pets, hormonal imbalances caused by organ disease can cause itchy, dry skin or hair loss.

Sudden hair loss, weight loss, change in skin texture or sleep patterns should always be investigated by a vet as soon as possible.

Psychological Issues

Compulsive licking and chewing of the body can be seen in pets who are under extreme stress.

The source of the stress could be fear of abandonment or attachment issues, insufficient play and exercise, anxiety or a history of abuse Great care must be taken to understand the source of the stress and begin the gentle process of re-socialization.

As soon as you notice something is wrong with your pet’s skin or behavior, take them to a vet.

The vet should examine the damaged skin and determine whether it’s caused by internal or external issues.

Various oral medications like antihistamines, topical steroids, and medicinal baths can bring great relief to pets.

Stop The Licking, Scratching, and Misery | Hemp Oil for Dogs and Cats with allergies | Innovet Pet

Another treatment getting great attention of late is the use of Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) Hemp Oil made from hemp and containing no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the substance responsible for the “high”), for the treatment of allergies in pets.

It reduces allergic reactions through the entire body, calms anxiety and reduces obsessive behaviors like chewing and licking.

As an anti-inflammatory, PCR Hemp can relieve systemic inflammation that causes hives, blisters and whole-body itching. 

Hemp has no known interactions with other medications, but it can cause the liver to process other drugs more slowly, so it’s important to inform the vet if you are administering Hemp Oil so they can correctly adjust your pet’s dose of any other drugs.

Always consult your vet’s experience and start your pet with the lowest possible effective dose.

For more information on PurHemp, Hemp Oil for dogs and cats, click here.

Sources:

fibrosis in experimental allergic asthma
Cannabidiol Treatment in Animal Model of Asthma

    Comments

    Holly Hoehne - April 01, 2019

    My dog suffers from allergies what oil will help this?

    Stephanie - February 07, 2019

    I have a 5lb chiuahua who developed a skin allergy over 3 years ago. I have tried everything over the counter for him and nothing has worked. He literally will sit and scratch to the point where his skin opens and weeps. I took him to his vet and had an allergy test done(which cost me $450.00), the results came back and they told me it was an environmental allergy, and they couldn’t pin point what exactly he is allergic too. They suggested for me to try Apoquel, it has helped him out tremendously, but has also cost me over the past 3 years $3600.00. I would really like to know if anyone can suggest an oil or treat for him, as this is getting very pricey.

    jamie Marshall - January 12, 2019

    Hi there my dog has an ear infection where it is very uncomfortable for her. We have an exspensive lotion from the vet which in my opinion doesn’t seem to be treating the problem of getting rid of it. I have used apple cider vinegar on the ears and even though I think this works better than the vets lotion I do believe it irates her for a few hours which I don’t like to do. So would your products help with this and how would I apply it

    Connie Dragna - August 12, 2018

    I need to buy hemp oil for my dog, they do not have it at wall art

    Sue - August 05, 2018

    I am treating a dog with cannabis oil for dermal hemangiosarcoma, which I am certain he has because he was pumped full of poison vaccines while in an emaciated and immunocompromised state. I don’t believe he’d still be alive if not for the organic real food diet he receives. However, he has been having the itches and licking his paws recently, and I wonder if it’s just a coincidence, or if he could possibly have developed an allergy to the cannabis oil.

    Andrea Cooper - June 24, 2018

    I sell CBD oil that is 100 % organic and pure. It’s also non gmo. Is it ok if I share my site with you? I’m also on Facebook

    Sue Owens - June 02, 2018

    My precious dog h a s allergies. Will any of your products help???

    Sue Owens - June 02, 2018

    My precious dog h a s allergies. Will any of your products help???

    Jessi - October 14, 2017

    Why can’t I make an order?

    Megan - September 08, 2017

    Why won’t it let me order?

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