A dog’s poor immune system can lead to itchy skin & coat problems

by Carlotta Cooper

It’s not safe out there!

Good health can be very hard to maintain in today’s world. For both humans and dogs, our bodies are constantly under stress from pollutants in the atmosphere and toxins in the food we eat, the water we drink and everything around us.

What’s for dinner?

If you feed your dog kibble then you have no control over the ingredients in the food. Manufacturers may use cheap ingredients as long as they technically meet the government’s requirements. Even if you buy holistic or organic kibble there can be some ingredients that may not be good for your dog. Fish meal, for instance, must, by law, be preserved with the toxic preservative ethoxyquin, the same ingredient used in making tires.

If you cook at home for your dog or feed your dog a raw diet, then you can have much more control over what he eats. But these diets, too, have some drawbacks. Creating a nutritionally balanced diet for your dog by yourself is one of the biggest concerns. There are also concerns about e. coli, salmonella and other bacteria when you work with these foods yourself.

What’s up doc?

Some people also believe that we are over-vaccinating our dogs today. Perhaps we are introducing too many toxins directly into their system by some annual vaccinations that dogs may not need. Studies are being done to find out if dogs can get by with fewer vaccinations.

As a result of all of this exposure to toxins, dogs today can often have poor immune systems or they can have skin and coat problems. Fortunately, there are some good ways to improve your dog’s skin and coat. Make sure you’re feeding the best quality food that you can like that from The Honest Kitchen . Avoid ingredients that you know are not good for your dog. Talk to your vet and limit vaccinations to the minimum. It’s best not to get all of your dog’s vaccinations at one time. If your dog must get several vaccinations then space them out.

An all-natural detoxifier

To improve your dog’s skin and coat we recommend Healthy Skin Shiny Coat , an all-natural detoxifier. Healthy Skin Shiny Coat works by helping your dog’s liver, kidneys and lymphatic system eliminate toxins from his body. It can help relieve itchy skin and restore luster to a dull coat because it removes the toxins from your dog’s body.

Remember that dogs can’t perspire the way that we do. They don’t sweat. They can only pant and cool themselves through their paw pads. It’s harder for them to get rid of the toxins that build up in their bodies. When they do build up toxins in their bodies it’s often shown in their skin and coat. Your dog may itch and scratch and be miserable. That’s when you need to help him get rid of the toxins.

Healthy Skin Shiny Coat is easy to use. You just put a few drops in his mouth or on a treat, or even in his water and it begins to work. Over time the formula works by removing toxins. Your dog will stop itching and you will see a general improvement in his skin and coat.

Itchin’ to feel better

If your dog does have skin and coat problems you should also work on the outside to make him feel better. Itchin’ For Relief is an all-natural anti-itch spray. It contains Neem, Oat Extract and Aloe, along with other ingredients, to help soothe your dog’s itchy skin. You can also try products that are oatmeal-based.  Colloidal oatmeal helps to soothe dog’s dry itchy skin and also provides temporary relief from insects and poisonous plants. Click here to learn more about the benefits of colloidal oatmeal .

Healthy and Shiny again

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to limit and remove the toxins from your dog’s body. Provide your dog with a healthy diet paying close attention to the ingredients; limit vaccinations to the essentials; try to remove the toxins from your dog’s body; and use good products on your dog’s skin and coat to reduce skin and coat problems. If you follow these tips then your dog will soon have fewer toxins in his system and his skin and coat will be looking healthy and shiny again.

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  1. Does feeding the dogs oatmeal help as much as bathing them in it?

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