Allergies and skin problems are common and problematic. Antigens such as flea and mite bites, pollens, fungi and chemicals & toxins from processed food, medication or in the environment can cause your dog to itch, bite, scratch and have rashes or excessively dry or inflamed skin. In addition, most types of dog foods contain very little essential fatty acids (omega-3 & 6) which can cause dry skin and a dull coat.
Allergies are a result of your dogs immune system overreacting to the antigen, causing inflammation and itching. It is critical to get to the root of the problem. Check for bacterial & fungal (yeast) infections, parasites or sensitivities to different pollens or other environmental allergen. Some skin problems can be the result of digestive dysfunction so ensure that your dog’s diet is species appropriate and that their gut is healthy and strong.
As with any allergy, it is important to find the trigger and avoid or eliminate it where possible, whether environmental or food. In some cases, such as house dust mites, this avoidance may be impossible. Medication is sometimes necessary for immediate relief but for some is not a long term solution due to possible side effects.
It may be that your dog moults excessively, struggles to regain their coat after shedding or has lost their colour pigment over time. Certain breeds are more prone to these problems.
Skin & Coat is a premium 100% natural holistic superfood supplement. It contains omega rich cold pressed flaxseed oil and 7 of the best high strength active herbs; Wild Nettle, Sarsaparilla, Camomile, Skullcap, Milk Thistle, Ginkgo and Liquorice This blend will help to keep your dogs skin itch free and has a relaxing, calming effect. It contains herbs that have anti-histamine and steroidal properties, assists in detoxification, soothes the stomach, aids digestion, reduces moulting and restores colour pigment in breeds prone to pigment loss. Flaxseed oil helps to maintain overall good health of the heart, immune and reproductive systems, support mobility & circulation and balance metabolism. As the herbal ingredients are in their active state they provide nutritional support.
Using our holistic principles, Skin & Coat contains 3 adaptogens which are a unique class of healing herbs that help to balance, restore and protect the body both physically and emotionally. (for more information see the 'adaptogenic herbs' section of this website). The herbs in this formula have been selected by a holistic vet for maximum efficacy. Visible relief and health benefits can be seen in as little as 7 days in some dogs.
Feed once daily or every other day depending on the level of support required. Shake well before every use and store in the fridge to maintain freshness.
Available in 250ml, 500ml and 1 litre
The active herbs in this blend have been formulated to work in balance for maximum efficacy. See the difference in as little as 7-10 days.
Herbal ingredients are:
Nettle: A powerful adaptogen and a rich source of phytonutrients; chlorophyll, sterols, polyphenols, lignans and gallic acid. Nettle is a natural anti-histamine and may help to alleviate allergic symptoms. It is also good for skin and coat, improved circulation and kidney function. Contains iron, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C K and B.
Sarsaparilla: Aids skin conditions, reduces inflammation and supports a healthy digestive and immune system. Full of antioxidants, phytochemicals and saponins which act as a natural steroid. Contains trace minerals aluminium, chromium, iron, magnesium, selenium, calcium and zinc and vitamins A, C, D and B complex.
Chamomile: A powerful relaxing, calming & soothing herb. Aids digestion, strengthens muscle tissues and reduces itchy inflamed skin. Reduces inflammation. Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Skullcap Baicalensis: A mild sedative so promotes calmness. Provides pain relief, is a natural anti-histamine and has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Boosts the efficiency of the liver by reducing toxins so promotes healthy skin.
Milk Thistle: An adaptogenic herb that has powerful cleansing and anti-oxidant properties for detoxification of the liver. Stimulates cell regeneration in the kidneys. Reduces inflammation. Regulates metabolism. Has neuroprotective properties so supports a healthy nervous system and brain. Provides calcium, magnesium, potassium, folate and vitamin A.
Ginkgo: Reduces anxiety, improves mood and gives increased energy. Aids a healthy nervous system and improves circulation. Reduces inflammation. A natural flavanoid, and anti-oxidant. Good source of vitamin A, C, B-6, iron and magnesium.
Liquorice root: An adaptogenic herb that supports the immune system, relieves stress, combats against viral and bacterial infections, aids respiration and maintains good digestion. Also makes the formula taste great!
Add to raw, wet or dry food once daily.
Feed 1ml to every 2kg of dogs weight once daily, either morning or evening. For immediate relief increase to 2ml to every 2kg of dogs weight for 7 days and then revert to 1ml to every 2kg of dogs weight daily. For preventative healthcare feed every 1ml to every 2kg of dogs weight every other day.