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How To Heal Skin Dermatitis In Dogs

Is your dog constantly itching and scratching? Have you noticed any redness, flaky skin, or scabs while brushing? If so, he or she could be suffering from a skin disease called atopic dermatitis.

Atopic dermatitis is the most common cause of itching in dogs. Without treatment, it can be incredibly stressful for both you and your pet. The good news is that there are simple ways to relieve your pet’s symptoms and stress. Regular care can even help prevent crusty scabs or sores from forming.

What Causes Atopic Dermatitis In Dogs?

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Canine atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease. In simple terms, it causes your dog’s immune system to overreact to allergens. (Even normally harmless allergens like dust, house mites, and grass can cause problems.) Because atopic dermatitis is a chronic disease, it won’t ever disappear, and symptoms flare up periodically.

Here are a few breeds that are genetically predisposed to atopic dermatitis:

Labradors, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Westies, Jack Russels, Beaucerons, Shar-peïs, Yorkshires.

What Allergens Are Most Commonly To Blame?

A number of allergens can negatively impact your dog. Some of them persist all year long, like mold, dust mites, and house dust. Others are more potent at certain times of the year, such as pollen.

The skin works as an outer layer of protection against allergens. But when your dog experiences dermatitis, the skin breaks down. Excessive scratching and skin injuries can trigger more severe reactions. Sadly, the body’s natural immune response makes things even worse.

Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis In Dogs

Symptoms generally start between one and five years of age. In some cases, symptoms may start off mild and remain unnoticed. Remember: Dogs will not “grow out” out of allergies. The only way to stop the discomfort is through treatment.

Here are a few of the most common signs your dog may be suffering from atopic dermatitis:

  • Constantly itching, scratching, biting
  • Skin appears red or inflamed
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Frequent skin infections
  • Runny-nose or eyes (less common symptoms but do appear sometimes)

Checking For Signs Of Skin Dermatitis

The most common areas a dog shows signs of atopic dermatitis include:

  • Ears
  • Ankles
  • Muzzle
  • Wrists
  • Underarms
  • Groin
  • Face (especially around the eyes)
  • On paws & in between toes

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How To Remedy Your Dog’s Dermatitis

There are all sorts of treatments for atopic dermatitis: Colloidal oatmeal baths, antibacterial and antifungal medications, essential oils, medicated shampoos, anti-inflammatory drugs — some dogs even undergo immunotherapy.

We hear from people again and again that have tried everything with no lasting results or relief for their dog — until they try our all-natural products, that is. Wrinkle Balm© and Skin Soother© are both specially formulated with unique proprieties to treat dogs suffering from atopic dermatitis, as well as many other skin conditions.

Wrinkle Balm© is designed to be gentle enough to use on the face and other sensitive areas, while Skin Soother© is a much stronger formula to combat tougher issues in less sensitive regions.

So, how do you know which remedy to use on your dog?

Skin Soother© VS. Wrinkle Balm©: It’s Time For A Doggone Showdown!

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Skin Soother©: Best for open cuts and infections

Skin Soother© is a one-of-a-kind organic healing balm used to treat everything from rashes and burns to itchy, irritated skin. The magic is all thanks to the anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties packed inside. These carefully sourced ingredients work together to treat the underlying cause and promote a faster recovery with reduced visibility of scarring. Plus, the balm creates a layer of protection that helps keep out allergens.

Skin Soother© treats countless bacterial issues, including hot spots, atopic dermatitis, impetigo, allergic dermatitis, acral lick dermatitis or granuloma.

Skin Soother© Is Best For Treating:

  • Wounds, cuts, scrapes, and burns
  • Rashes and other skin irritations
  • Post-surgery treatment
  • Yeast or fungal infections
  • Bacterial infections

Learn more & try Skin Soother© risk-free: https://naturaldogcompany.com/product/skin-soother/

Wrinkle Balm©: Best for redness, inflammation, and chaffing

Wrinkle Balm© is a gentler formula used to treat skin irritations impacting your dog’s most sensitive areas, including his or her face. While incredibly soothing and gentle, Wrinkle Balm© is still strong enough to combat yeast, bacteria, and crusty buildup.

Since dogs with wrinkly skin are prone to developing skin conditions between wrinkles, this is an especially beneficial product. Dogs with wrinkly faces often develop “stinky face,” which is really a build up of icky bacteria that creates a foul odor.

Thanks to the gentle strength of this product, it can be applied to your dog’s face to soothe and treat issues without creating further irritation.

Wrinkle Balm© Is Best For Treating:

  • Skin fold dermatitis
  • Yeast and bacterial infections
  • Redness and inflammation of the skin
  • Chaffing
  • Crusty building
  • Sores, scabbing, pimples
  • Itchy, flaky skin that leads to hair loss
  • Stinky face, or unpleasant odors on skin

Learn more and try Wrinkle Balm© risk-free: https://naturaldogcompany.com/product/wrinkle-balm/

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24 responses to “How To Heal Skin Dermatitis In Dogs”

  1. Karen says:

    Hi my jack Russell constantly licks and pulls the fur from his feet, which product will be best for him please

  2. Melissa says:

    Hi Patricia,
    All our products are completely pet safe and ok to ingest, though we do recommend using distractions to keep your dog from licking off the balm. You can find them on the FAQ page our website: https://naturaldogcompany.com/frequently-asked-questions/

  3. Patricia says:

    Will my dog have to wear a cone when I apply either of these products to his paws or hind end? I imagine that until the itching is relieved, he will continue to lick, or he may lick out of obsessive habit. Are these products harmful if ingested?

  4. Hi Victoria,

    Poor darling, that must be very uncomfortable. We recommend doing a full body treatment by washing with our all-natural Spruce Up Pup shampoo. Then you can use Skin Soother for spot treatment on the more troublesome areas. Wrinkle Balm is great for dermatitis but a tad milder than Skin Soother, so better off using WWrinkle Balm around the face and vaginal tissues.

  5. Victoria May says:

    My bully had dermatitis around her face, ears, vag, and in between her toes…. would you recommend one over the other or do I need one for her face and the other for her body?

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