Getting Help for your pet with Eczema and Skin Issues!
Do you have a pet that is constantly itching, scratching and miserable?
Skin issues are a very common problem in cats and dogs and many of our clients come to us to get relief. They can be caused by many things – fleas, allergies, diet, environmental factors, emotional issues or an overburdened liver. It can manifest as eczema, skin inflammation, dry dandruff, wet / moist eruptions, pimples, rashes and hot spots.
Many of our clients find their pets are stuck on steroids or medications, and when they try to get them off or run out, their skin problems just return.
This is because steroids are a great anti-inflammatory, they get rid of the acute inflammation and all the symptoms go away. But steroids don’t deal with what is causing the eczema in the first place, so when you stop taking them, all the symptoms return, they have done what I like to call “suppressed the symptoms”. Hidden them so we all get a false sense of security that the problem has been resolved. Also, clients find the longer they use them the less effective they become.
But what is all this suppression doing to your pet’s health? The skin is an organ for respiration and elimination, it is the bodies first and safest way to tell you that something is not right internally, by supressing and getting rid of this symptom, we are just pushing the problem further inwards. Steroids are not a good treatment plan long term, they have side effects and can cause long term deeper health issues, which we also see a lot of.
But there is hope and this is where homeopathy is great, it treats your pet holistically or as a whole (not just the skin) and by getting a view of your pet in their entirety – symptoms, history, personality, diet etc we can get to the bottom of what’s causing the eczema, to give a gentle and long-term restoration of health.
So, what do we offer?
Here at Natural Pet, we offer full consulting services to help your pet with their eczema and skin issues. These can be done in person, via phone, email or zoom/messenger.
We will come up with a treatment plan including remedies, dietary advice (if needed) and other suggestions to help.
We will help you to wean your pet off steroids, this will be a gradual process, we won’t start to wean them off until they have been on the remedy for a while, this is because the body becomes dependent on steroids and can go through a withdrawal period, so we try to make this as gentle as possible with none or minimal aggravations. If weaned off too soon, the eczema can flare up and become worse, this is not what we want for your pet.
They will be on the remedy over this weaning process, it will be doing so much work in the back ground – like building the system back up, increasing the general health and wellbeing of your pet, making the body stronger and more resilient, so it can handle the withdrawal off steroids and any future out breaks well.
Because the scope of skin issues can be vast, as this hugely depends on how long your pet has had it and also how much it has been suppressed by steroids or other medications, we like to let customers know that this is not a quick fix.
Your pet’s skin problems will not disappear overnight or even within a month, it could take months and if bad, up to two years to become eczema free. Therefore, we like customers to commit to doing a full consult at the start then follow up consults every 2 months for the first year and then reassess for the second year if need be.
This may seem like a big commitment, but getting on top of eczema and keeping your pet eczema free, is a big commitment. So, if this is something of interest to you and your pet. Then get in contact to make your first appointment and on the road to your pets’ recovery. Email here or freephone 0508 466 367
Posted: Fri 18 Feb 2022