The answer to this question is pretty straightforward: health & happiness.
These two are so related, don’t you think?
Let’s say you have a dog with itchy skin. He scratches often, licks his paws excessively, is restless, agitated. And you, as a dog parent, are worried and stressed.
I’m so happy our aromatherapy products are helping so many dogs. On the other hand, it’s sad to see how many dogs suffer from stress, anxiety, and environmental allergies.
Why is that?
A lot of people get a new dog or puppy in lockdown. Now they may feel daunted about leaving their dog home alone, taking him to groomers, training classes, visiting friends and family, etc. And some pet parents have a dog that’s changed its behaviours during lockdowns.
Most of our dogs haven’t had much exposure to different situations last couple of years. Therefore they can become easily stressed by environmental changes like moving to a new home, getting another pet, or even having a baby. All this can affect a usually happy dog, and it may take some time for the dog to adjust.
Also, when we’re stressed, dogs can pick it up from our energy and may begin to feel the same way we do without understanding why.
Many complementary therapies can be used together with behavioural adjustments, and aromatherapy is one of them.
Many dogs and their owners have proved Calming Floral Spray to help tackle stress. I carefully selected essential oils and hydrosols in the Calming Floral Spray has a natural calming and balancing quality and provides ultimate relaxation.
Environmental allergies are an immune response to something that’s typically otherwise harmless in dogs and our surroundings.
The surrounding climate may directly influence each dog or human suffering from environmental allergy. It also determines the type of flora and fauna within particular geographical regions and therefore affects sources of airborne and food allergens. Epidemiological studies suggest a strong relationship between air pollution and the development of asthma and other allergic diseases.
Instead, environmental allergies respond to triggers the dog comes into contact with in his surroundings or inhale during his day-to-day activities.
It’s not always easy to determine what your dog is intolerant to. From my personal experience, I had excellent results with hair testing.
My Scotty boy Tank had problems with his ears for a few months. The discharge returned unless I cleaned his ears almost daily with the Ear Cleaner. I took him to the vets; they cleansed it with some solution based on ozone. After that, he was fine for a few weeks, and the problem re-occurred. He has been on a raw diet pretty much all his life, including immune-supporting supplements. So I was puzzled. Then I decided to send his hair for analysis.
The result was interesting: he is allergic to dust mites, peach, plum, strawberry, sweet potatoes, and asparagus. Also slightly sensitive to duck, chicken, salmon, white rice, and others.
He is also reactive to naturally occurring toxins produced by certain fungi, often under warm and humid conditions, and can be found in food and foodstuff.
With the report, we also received a bottle of homeopathic. Tanky is taking it for eight weeks now. I made some adjustments to his food, and his ears improved already. I can’t avoid dust mites, but I do my best to eliminate the other allergens.
After Tank’s success, I sent Richard’s hair for testing. He had a bad reaction to beef food recently. And also Tinker Bell’s as she had another phantom pregnancy.
If you think hair testing may help you or your dog, contact Mark Pooley from Holistic Remedies.
Is hair testing something your dog could benefit from?