My pets are scratching and itching like crazy this fall! How can I help them get through these reactions to leaves and dead grasses?
Pets are affected by dry leaves, weeds, mold and seasonal allergens! Because pets are low to the ground, they’re susceptible to dry weeds and grasses. If they haven’t had a diet with high amounts of protein, their thin skin absorbs allergens, so that’s another reason to feed good quality protein. For external relief, wipe off their undersides and feet when they come inside. Scratching and itching can be amplified when you turn on the heat in your home, so use a humidifier to keep the skin supple. If they are very itchy, a soothing spray can be made with organic lavender essential oil, aloe vera juice and spring water. Feeding your pets certain foods at specific times of year maintains balance in their body and is a proactive path to better health. During the fall months, you may see skin conditions worsen in a home with dry heat (dry brittle coat, dandruff, extreme shedding), continuous itching with no fleas present, white discharge from the eyes or nose, inhalant allergies and even some digestive issues. So change up the proteins, grains and vegetables in your pet’s diet to support them during the fall season. In most cases, you can choose warming meats like beef, duck and venison; grains like brown rice or oats and vegetables such as carrots, parsnips, sweet potato, dark greens or green beans. Although we prefer the holistic benefits of a homemade or commercially prepared raw diet, there are good choices available in dehydrated, lightly cooked, canned and even some lower-heat processed dry foods. Remember to increase the percentage of total protein to keep your pets warmer from the inside-out.
I’m having problems with a rescue dog urinating in the house and having bad reactions to loud noises. What do you suggest?
My recommendations are:
Abandonment and abuse: although she is not any of those things now, she has energetic memory of that, this essence may neutralize it
Spraying: although this was made for cats, it also helps dogs who urinate in the house
Then, there is one Bach flower essence, called “cerato” – which helps with “repeated undesirable behavior” – we don’t stock it but can get it for you.
Hope this helps. Please do come in and we’ll be glad to help you any way we can.
All the best, Pattie
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