The skin is the largest eliminatory organ in the body, which is why skin and coat problems are often the first indicators of poor health and care. Yet, almost every pet suffers from some sort of skin condition. Even veterinarians are lost when it comes to treating skin allergies and “hot spots” and many acknowledge the severity of this ailment. Treating with cortisone or changing to another flavor of food will not solve the problem.
Skin allergies and conditions can be cured. All that is required is a holistic and natural treatment.
Diet is the most important factor contributing to skin related conditions. Prominent veterinarians world-wide have been advocating diets that are natural, wholesome and free of preservatives.
However, the other important component in dealing with skin allergies is avoiding the use of chemical based shampoos and flea repellents. The later is not only toxic, but poisonous and many of our pets have suffered severe sickness and death as a result of its application.
Vondi’s has developed a range of remedies that are totally natural and free of chemicals. The ingredients are known for their healing properties (Khakibos, Buchu, Rooibos, Spirilina ) and have a history of being effective. This completely holistic approach will serve you well.
Shampooing your dog or cat should be done very seldom. In fact, a healthy pet, with healthy skin and good bacteria does not need to be washed often. However, when you do choose to shampoo it must always be a natural, chemical free shampoo. The Khakibos shampoo is soft on the skin whilst also acting as a flea and tick repellent.
Khakibos oil is valuable in keeping insects at bay and can help with parasitic and fungal infestation. It can also be used in cases of skin infections and it has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, calluses, warts and bunions and other infections of the skin.
The Khakibos spray or powder has always proven to be a great flea and tick repellent. Many older folk will tell you of stories how they would cover their carpets and curtains with Khakibos, in order to repel fleas and ticks. Spray or powder your dog or cat, apply to your organic herb garden or sprayed directly onto your pet’s linen, this is a must for every household.
Another big mistake that we make is trying to wash the skin irritation or redness away. We feel like we need to bath them and relieve the itchiness. Most probably, we will use a chemical based shampoo. This aggravates the skin further.
Buchu is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The Buchu moisturising oil is perfect for dry and irritable skin and sooths the skin. It is also very effective for arthritic dogs and a loving massage using the oil does wonders.
So far, we have dealt with skin topically. But curing skin and cell damage must also be fought from within. Salmon Omega 3 Oils (or any marine based oil) is essential for skin conditions and general well being. A small dog needs 500mg and a large 1000mg per day. This you can acquire at any health shop and some vets.
Rooibos Anti-Itch is a wonderful infusion of Rooibos, Camomile and Spirulina with Grape Seed oil and is brilliant for alleviating skin allergies, scratching and skin irritation. Taken orally, it is easy to administer over food or directly into the mouth.
The medicinal and healing properties of Rooibos and Camomile are well documented and are a must for all pets with skin related conditions.
Spirulina is rich in essential oils, anti-oxidants and vitamins and produces healthy skin and a lustrous coat.
Whether you are trying to boost your pet’s immune system, improve digestibility or just enhancing their well being and energy, Spirulina has it all. Why not grind some over your own food?
So there you have it. It is as simple as that. You can cure skin conditions and sometimes within only a few weeks.
Administer a natural preservative-free diet that is enriched with cooling herbs (lemon verbena, lemon balm, borage, variety of sages and a variety of mints), and avoid the use of chemicals in shampoo and repellents.
More About: Vondi’s Holistic Pet Nutrition is a registered nutritional pet food that is natural, wholesome and free of preservatives. In an industry that is dominated by large multi-nationals with massive advertising budgets, our stance on correct natural feeding, using REAL meat, REAL veggies, olive oil and FRESHLY picked herbs, has found much popularity, and it is economically priced. Vondi’s is actively involved in educating the public on the nutritional rights and demands of our cats and dogs, and we have had major success in curing the many common ailments and sickness that we find nowadays.
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