Itchy and flaky skin effects 20% of dogs in the UK and causes discomfort and stress for all those involved. These abnormal body reactions can be caused by allergies to food, the environment or flea dermatitis.
It's easy to overlook your pet scratching or itching as normal dog behaviour, but could it actually be indicating an abnormal response to an allergen?
Dry itchy skin is one of many potential signs that could suggest that your hound is experiencing part of a bigger response to an environmental allergy. Other signs to look out for that might suggest your dog could be experiencing allergies include:
-Scabs or thickened skin
-Licking, rubbing or scratching skin
No owners like to see their hound unhappy and want to find solutions on how to manage their dogs skin conditions and symptoms .
The good news is aloe vera contains enzymes that help heal itchy skin and reduce inflammation.
Aloe vera is a wonder plant known for its soothing properties. The vitamins and antioxidants inside help reduce inflammation and skin agitation. The aloe vera plant contains a chemical compound called aloin, which can help soothe the skin. Aloe Vera is naturally high in amino acids such as calcium, folate, iron, magnesium, chromium, phosphorous, beta carotene, potassium and zinc, and also vitamins A, C and E, which are all beneficial for the health of blood, the brain, and skin.
This hydrating power, alongside aloe vera's soothing nature and antibacterial properties, can help reduce itchiness, in addition to also being a great conditioner for your dogs coat.
Safely eating Aloe Vera
Our air-dried superfood sausages are handcrafted from white fish and offer a tasty and convenient way of incorporating aloe vera into your dogs diet, all whilst being low in fat.
The best approach for any concerns over your pets welfare and health is to speak to your vet.