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Description: Experts believe there is a hereditary component to atopic dermatitis and certain breeds are more prone to it than others. The dogs that have a predisposition to atopic often show allergic symptoms before three years of age. Atopic dermatitis is a skin disease triggered by an immunological hypersensitivity to a variety of things in the environment, such as dusts mites, pollen and other allergens. The primary symptom is itching, paw gnawing, carpet face rubbing, scratching at skin.


Contributing factors: Pets who are susceptible to atopic dermatitis have a hereditary predisposition to it in the first place. It is caused by a hypersensitive immune system to environmental substances such as dust mites, pollen, yeast infections, food allergies etc, causing pet to lick, chew, scratch and bite affected areas. Atopic dermatitis is increasing in both humans and animals.

Herbal Treatment: Some herbs that may form part of a formula are: Arnica is helpful with trauma recovery. Cajueiro is highly effective in treating skin disease in Brazil. Acerola is rich in Vitamin C which is a natural antihistamine

Homeopathic Treatment:
Homeopathics are medical formulas based on a theory of like cures like and highly diluted quantities of medicinal substances are given to cure symptoms.

Essential Oils:
Every essential oil has a unique and distinctive fragrance which stimulates the immune system, body and emotions in a precise way. The essential oils are diluted with a carrier for delivery because they should not be used in concentrate form. Carriers range from sweet almond oil to watermelon seed oil, each possessing individual healing traits. Essential oils are purposefully matched with individual carries to achieve a specific result. Some essential oil formulas may contain the following essential oils for this disorder:

Flower Essence: Crab Apple helps with the recovery from infections. Agrimony promotes peace of mind. Impatiens helps to relieve pain.

Reiki or other types of therapeutic touch is beneficial. It has been our experience dogs respond positively to the healing human touch. Neem oil and powder has been used in India since ancient times. It is a tree with amazing healing powers and has undergone scrutiny world wide. It has been used to treat illnesses ranging abrasions, autoimmune disorders, blood disorders, circulatory disorders, Digestion, Fatigue, and Respiratory.