You know about oral probiotics for gut health, but have you heard about topical probiotics for dog skin allergies and itchy dog relief?
This post explains how our Probiotic Pet Skin Allergy Remedy Pack makes life more comfortable for your itchy dog. The pack combines probiotic care products with pet-safe cleaning products for longer term ‘itchy dog’ relief. They work together to reduce your dog’s exposure to environmental allergens and alleviate itchy skin.
Why is My Dog so Itchy?
Canine atopic allergies (allergic skin disease and atopic dermatitis) are increasingly common. They are often caused by environmental and seasonal allergens, which include pollen (from grass, trees and leaves), house dust mite, mould and household cleaning chemicals.
Younger dogs are especially susceptible, and this uncomfortable condition often develops before the age of three.
Some dogs have a greater genetic predisposition to developing environmental allergies because of their breed. This includes Dalmatians, Golden Retrievers, Bull breeds, Boxers, Pugs and West Highland White Terriers.
The problem is, most dogs cannot escape the annoying environmental allergens that trigger their symptoms. This makes itchy dog relief difficult; their allergies can develop into a frustrating and life-long chronic condition.
Veterinary Sciences explains how everyday environmental allergens can cause many skin symptoms:
- Itching and scratching
- Chewing and licking – particularly the feet
- Rubbing against furniture
- Rashes and redness
- Dry, flaky skin
- Ear infections – shaking head
- Hair loss and dandruff
- Darkening of the skin
- Unpleasant odour.
In addition, treating pets is often harder than treating humans. Atopic allergies are one of the most common skin problems in dogs but it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause. Your dog can’t explain what’s wrong and what they suspect is making them unwell. And they often don’t understand the need to stay away from things that cause them to react.
But traditional treatments such as antihistamines, steroids, medicated shampoos, antibiotics and antifungals focus only on the symptoms. They don’t tackle the root cause and reduce exposure to the allergens that trigger or exacerbate the problem.
Skin Microbiome and Disease
The microbiome is the community of bacteria and other microorganisms found on skin, in the gut, on surfaces and other environments (including your home).
A diverse and healthy skin microbiome is protective and supports well-being and immunity. But a disrupted and imbalanced skin microbiome can lead to a cycle of recurring bacterial infections and chronic yeast infections.
Unfortunately, most of the traditional treatments listed above work in a way that further disrupts the skin barrier and microbiome.
This can lead to repeated flare-ups and treatments, which is no fun for your poorly pet and can cost a fortune over their lifetime.
The Solution – Topical Probiotics for Dog Skin Allergies
Fortunately, our simple canine atopic allergy programme of four microbiome-friendly, naturally-sourced care and cleaning products will help. Each product contains an abundance of healthy, plant-sourced ‘good’ bacteria (probiotics). They work in a safe, mechanical way that provides allergy support and gives longer lasting results.
- Prevents and limits exposure to environmental triggers.
- Soothes and alleviates symptoms.
- Restores a healthier skin microbiome.
- Restores a healthier home microbiome.
Read more in our news post How Do Topical Probiotics Work?
All products are thoroughly researched and developed by vets as well as leading microbiologists. Read our news post to find out more: Only the Best Probiotics – How Science and Ethics are Leading the Way
All products are non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and suitable for sensitive skin. They do not contain phthalates, parabens, GMO or chemicals of concern such as Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and Phenoxyethanol. They are also PETA-certified as vegan and cruelty-free.
The Three-Step Itchy Dog Remedy Plan
1. Wash your Dog with Probiotic Pet Shampoo
Firstly, bathe your dog with LUCAA+ Probiotic Pet Shampoo 300ml to actively restore a healthy microbiome to the skin and fur.
This nourishing, itchy dog shampoo is soothing and protective. It respects the skins pH balance and has no harsh chemicals that damage the skin.
The helpful probiotics actively remove the root causes of allergies – harmful bacteria, pollen, dust-mites and more. This gently reduces inflammation, itching, odour and redness and restores healthier sebum and skin.
2. Apply Probiotic Allergy Prevention Spray
Secondly, spray LUCAA+ Pet Allergy-Free Spray 300ml 300ml directly onto the sore skin areas.
This healthy spray protects and relieves itchy skin and reduces excessive scratching, hot spots, rashes and flaky skin.
Simply apply twice daily for the first few days and then reduce to one, then reduce as required to relieve itching.
You can also spray directly onto your dogs bedding, toys and collars and coats to reduce hidden allergens lurking there. This is especially good if they have a much loved stuffed toy.
Read our LUCAA+ Allergy-Free Case Study: Itchy Dog Spray – A Probiotic Pet Allergy-Free Case Study.
3. Use Allergy-Friendly Cleaning Products
Because prevention is always better than cure. Chemical-based cleaning products are proven to cause long-term health issues for pets as well as humans. Floor cleaning products are especially problematic if your dog rolls or walks on the chemically-cleaned floor and then licks their paws.
Simply switching your everyday chemical cleaners for probiotic alternatives creates a more protective, less triggering, lower allergen and lower chemical indoor environment. These healthy bio-detergents are safe for and are not toxic to dogs. The added probiotics actively reduce bio-allergens, improves indoor air quality and reduce odours and organic waste.
This all promotes a healthier home eco-system (microbiome) that makes your home a safer space for your dog. (And is better for your well-being too!). Read our news post: Polluted Pets – Why it’s Time to Re-Think Your Cleaning Products to find out more.
The EVAA+ Home Probiotic Pet-Safe Cleaning product range includes kitchen and bathroom cleaners, natural air fresheners, washing up liquid and more. But for an easy start, we recommend cleaning your house regularly with two products:
Clean floors with EVAA+ Probiotic Floor Cleaner Concentrate 1 Litre to reduce skin to skin contact with chemicals as well as environmental allergens that settle on the floor.
The probiotics stay on the floor and keep working for up to 3 days so keeps floors cleaner for longer.
You can use this 98% natural, healthy floor cleaner to clean carpets too! (Apply diluted product directly or in a vax machine).
Clean your home inside and out with EVAA+ Probiotic Universal Cleaner Concentrate (1litre bottle plus an empty 500ml trigger spray for refills).
This economical and versatile, 99% natural all-purpose cleaner is safe for your dog and the environment. You can use it to clean indoor surfaces (including kitchen and bathroom) and outdoor surfaces (including patios and cars) as well as kennels and carriers.
If you have sensitive surfaces or prefer products with a higher quantity of probiotics, use EVAA+ Probiotic Interior Cleaner for indoor surfaces, and LUCAA+ Probiotic Stay Cleaner for kennels and pet carriers.
Put it All Together – the Probiotic Dog Skin Allergy Pack
The Probiotic Dog Skin Allergy Remedy Pack creates a healthier, lower allergen home for your dog with canine atopic allergies:
– LUCAA+ Probiotic Pet Shampoo 300ml
– LUCAA+ Probiotic Pet Allergy Prevention Spray 300ml
– EVAA+ Probiotic Chemical-Free Floor Cleaner 1 Litre
– EVAA+ Probiotic Universal Cleaner Concentrate 1 Litre
– EVAA+ Probiotic Universal Cleaner Refill Trigger Spray (500ml – Sold Empty)
Download the pdf: Probiotic Dog Skin Allergy Remedy Pack Infographic for step by step itchy dog relief!
If you have any more questions, please get in touch. We are here to help! If your dog is prone to breakouts of itchy skin, these products could change their life. Call 01268 544530 or email email@example.com today.
Or visit your local Provilan store – check the map for a stockist near you.
Explore the rest of the LUCAA+ Probiotic Pet Care and EVAA+ Probiotic Pet-Safe Cleaning product ranges. For dogs with very bad environmental skin allergies, switching to hypo-allergenic Probiotic Natural Laundry Detergent for washing bedding and Probiotic Washing Up Liquid for food bowls further reduces their chemical exposure.
Remember: Always contact your vet if in doubt or if symptoms persist.
Contributing factors may also include diet, parasites, and lifestyle changes and stress. Always consult your vet if unsure.