One of my biggest challenges every year is dealing with Ty’s seasonal allergies. About this time of summer, he will start getting hot spots that will persist until the first hard frost. He used to end up taking prednisone each year, but now cannot take it as it would interfere with his T-cell infusion that he had for his lymphoma treatment. I also try to use mild and natural products with him. We made it through last year using antihistamines, antibiotics and various natural products, but Ty still ended up wearing socks at times to stop him from licking his feet. He is not a fan of the socks!
About Natural Paws
When I was at the Blogpaws conference, I was introduced to Natural Paws and hooked up with several bloggers to review some products and do a giveaway. I chose products for itchy skin and hot spots, which so far are doing a pretty good job in keeping Ty hot-spot free. Natural Paws uses natural and organic ingredients to create holistic remedies aimed at relieving common skin prdogoblems in dogs. For example, the company offers products for troubled paw pads, skin irritations, allergic inflammations, and ear cleaning.
I started out using Ditch the Itch on Ty as soon as he started showing signs of allergies a couple of weeks ago. This is an all-over spray for dogs with itchy skin. It is great for dogs with allergies as it calms the itch that causes allergic dogs to scratch and chew. I have been spraying it on Ty’s feet and belly, which is where he normally chews and scratches, and so far things are going well. I have not had to get out the socks yet! Here are the ingredients: Nettle Leaf, Oatstraw, Marshmallow Root, Pau D’ Arco Bark, Goldenrod Herb, White Willow Bark, Siberian Ginseng Root, Ashwaganda Root, Colloidal Oatmeal, Zinc Oxide, Allantoin, Panthenol (provitamin B5), Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Powder, Leuconotoc Radish Root, Flax Seed Oil, Capric Triglyceride, Squalane (vegetable) Oil, Vitamin E Oil.
TenderPaws is the company’s product for hot spots. this spray is focused on treating the paw area. I have been doubling up and putting this on Ty’s feet as well. So far we have managed to keep hot spots away and Ty is just a little red in the paw area. Normally by this time of year he would already have hot spots, so I think the products are really helping to keep things at bay. Tender Paws has some of my favorite essential oils as ingredients: Distilled Water, Essential Oil Blend (safflower, avocado, flax seed, vitamin E, tea tree, lavender), Leaf & Flower Extracts (Aloe, Neem, Pau D’Arco, Nettle, Amica, Chamomile, Calendula, Comfrey), Wheat Protein, Grapefruit seed extract, Potassium sorbate.
These products are totally safe for your dog, so no worries if they lick themselves after being sprayed. I’m quite happy with them so far. You can also see additional reviews of some of the other products from Natural Paws from these bloggers:
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