5 Ways To Help Your Itchy Pet

Is Your Pet Allergic (and why)?

Itching, scratching and chewing to distraction. Some pets may even itch all day and night. Their quality of life (and our sleep) can be seriously affected. Many very itchy pets are generically labelled as “allergic”.

Dr. Jeff Feinman is a certified vet homeopath who can help prevent immune imbalances.

All terrier breeds are “predisposed” to allergies.

Are allergies even a real disease? Are they “incurable” as the dermatology specialists say? Can chronically itchy pets be helped without drugs?

Dogs and cats that itch excessively have a a common problem. They have imbalanced immune systems. Itchy skin is just one allergic manifestation. Seasonal rhinitis is a more common manifestation of this immune hypersensitivity in humans.

In my experience, with patience and perseverance the underlying allergic problem can often be resolved. Often many drugs have already been used. This makes resolution even more difficult.

Is There Hope for the Severely Itchy Pet?

Homeopathic treatment has helped many allergic pets.  Relief of my own lifelong severe allergic rhinitis is one of the minor miracles which brought me to homeopathy in the first place.

Help your own pet get relief with these 5 steps:

Dr. Jeff Feinman is a certified vet homeopath who can help relieve your pet's itch.

“Humans may think I have a problem but I am very happy in my skin.”

1. After your local vet rules out parasites like fleas and mites, find a vet homeopath to **help interpret signs and symptoms and guide you through this process.

2. Feed a species-appropriate diet. Ideally a raw and meat-based variety. Almost any food upgrade can help however.  Fresh food feeding alone will help avoid artificial dietary triggers and increase immune health.

3. Brush your pet daily. Even better is to first use a mild shampoo such as the lavender-containing Tranquility from Zen Dog or spray with a skin moisturizer like Hy-Lyt spray. Dry skin is a huge Itch trigger.

4. Supplement the diet when needed. Natural antihistamines like Bio-C (vitamin C) and Antiox (grape seed extract). EFA-Z+ and other balanced fatty acids + zinc are very useful.

5. Reduce stress. Increase exercise and environmental stimulation. Some pets scratch, over groom pull out their fur, etc. strictly from boredom. Itching can also be caused by treatable anxieties.

These five steps have helped over 90% of the itchy pets that I have seen in almost thirty years of practice.

Be well.

Dr. Jeff

PS-Some pets itch so much that they lose hair and develop red, oozing spots on their skin. We discuss my favorite natural way to heal these “hot spots”din the Holistic Actions! private Facebook group. I’d love to hear your experiences with it and other mild topical treatments. You can request your invite here.

4 Comments
  1. Sadly, and thankfully, my first dog had allergies.
    Long story short, after coming the end of the road in the allopathic world, out of desperation, we ended up at a homeopath.
    Not long after she started on her remedy, and switching to fresh food, she was able to eat all the foods that the allergy tests said she shouldn’t eat.
    To this day,I am grateful to that dog for bringing me to homoeopathy. Here I will stay!

  2. Many, many pets have already benefited from Becca’s realization that homeopathic medicines are usually the best way to treat. Especially allergy symptoms.

    Thanks Becca! You are truly a wellness ambassador and we all appreciate your helping to teach others about natural pet care.

    Dr. Jeff

  3. Your “favorite natural way” link is broken – please can you repost it? I am desperately searching for help for my cat, thanks.

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