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Take loving care of your dog with natural holistic pet care products.

Use Pet Essences Emergency after an accident, for stressful situations, trauma. Helps prevent shock and is calming. Can be put on skin if animal is unconscious. Give every few seconds then minutes until crisis is past. Caretaker can also take.

About Flower Essences

Pets are very responsive to the energetic healing of Flower Essences. The energetic bouquets from Pet Essences are both dynamic and gentle in their transformational abilities. By using the appropriate Flower Essences to balance the emotional attitudes of your dog (or cat), subtle changes occur that bring renewed energy forward and short circuit the path to illness. Appropriate times to use Flower Essences include:

  • Visits to the vet
  • Fear of loud noises (fireworks, thunderstorms etc.)
  • Excessive barking or hissing
  • Shock, trauma or mistreatment
  • Adapting to loss of companion
  • Separation anxiety
  • Adapting to new surroundings (home, kennel, stable etc.)
  • Obsessive cleanliness
  • Constant licking or nibbling of self

Don't worry about choosing an inappropriate essence: they will not harm animals, or people, as they are self-correcting - meaning that there are no unwanted side effects. Products available to purchase include:

Pets have emotions, attitudes and personalities just like humans. To care for an animal, it is helpful to observe the animal and learn how to distinguish between normal regular behaviour and behaviour that is unusual and out of balance.

Pets often reflect the emotions of the people close to them and the environment in which they live. Emotions such as fear or anxiety or worry or depression can lead to disease because they deplete the physical body of its natural vitality, thereby compromising the immune system's ability to function properly.

Dog allergy symptoms

Warning symptoms |  Being diligent |  Seasonal allergies
Flea and inhalant allergies |  Food allergies

Available from - Our Calm herbal blend is formulated to provide soothing support for dogs that are easily frightened or experiencing chronic anxiety from dog allergies.

When humans think of allergies what frequently comes to mind is coughing and sneezing with itchy, red and watery eyes. However, for our four legged friends this is definitely not always the case.

Dog allergy symptoms vary from breed to breed, dog to dog and indeed season to season, but in general symptoms are primarily focused on their digestive tracts, ears and skin - where ever mast cells are most common.

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Warning symptoms

 A safe, chemical-free Tag from used to keep harmful pests and parasites off your pet by utilising your pet's own energy to create a natural barrier to fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

Although dog allergies present in a completely different way as they do in humans the common denominator for humans and dogs is that allergies leave their victims feeling very miserable and generally uncomfortable. Some warning signs for your dog might be:

  • chewing on their feet until they are red and irritated
  • Hair Loss
  • hot spots which is when the skin becomes inflamed and infected
  • rubbing their face on carpet
  • scratching
  • recurrent ear infections because of the wax-producing glands of the ear overproduce

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Being diligent

If for whatever reason your dog has developed tender and sensitive skin, it is most likely as a result of chewing and scratching, which not surprisingly is also the cause of his or her hair loss. Whenhis or her skin becomes raw, it also becomes more susceptible to bacterial infections so if you see any of these symptoms starting to develop, don't mess around, get your pet to the vet asap. He or she will quickly be able to identify whether your dog's allergies are food related, seasonal or atopic.

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Seasonal allergies

 A safe, chemical-free Tag from used to keep harmful pests and parasites off your pet by utilising your pet's own energy to create a natural barrier to fleas, ticks and mosquitoes.

Spring is frequently regarded as the allergy season for humans, but did you know that Summer is the worst season for dog allergies? In many cases allergies can ruin your dog’s, Summer. However, on the positive side at least they are seasonal allergies and for the remainder of the year it is just a matter of keeping up with maintenance treatment of whatever you and your vet have decided upon

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Flea and inhalant allergies

Dogs with flea allergies, inhalant allergies (atopy) or contact allergies (from lying on grasses, etc.) will show varying degrees of skin irritation and scratching.

Dogs scratch because they are itchy, and dogs with dog allergy symptoms scratch and scratch and keep on scratching in an effort to find relief. They literally cant stop scratching.

When dogs constantly scratch and bite at themselves they inflict enormous physical trauma upon their skin and body, which may include one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Itchy ears
  • At the time of a seizure, use Emergency Rescue to help the animal recover. Then use Seizures to help ease the emotional stress available from
  • Itchy and/or thickened skin.
  • Reddened, angry sore looking skin.
  • Hives, e.g. raised, circular wealds on their skin.
  • Seizures - many dog owners associate convulsions with neurological problems, but they need to be be mindful that dietary allergens can also be responsible for seizures.
  • Bald patches.
  • Scabs - scabs often develop a yellowish smelly discharge, or bleed.
  • Bacterial infections.

Other signs may be more subtle, such as:

  • Obsessive licking and biting of their feet - over time, their feet can become brownish colored from the dog's saliva.
  • Itchiness and redness around the lips and eyelids - this is particularly common with dogs with inhalant allergies. These dogs will often rub their faces on mats/carpets, furniture or other surfaces to relieve their itchiness.

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Food allergies

Dogs with dog allergy symptoms to food may also exhibit the same skin and ear problems as other allergic dogs, but in general their skin issues may be more subtle.

Pet Flower Essences available for Allergies from - aids in clearing up allergies in dogs from food, grasses, pollens and pollutants in the environment.

Dogs with food allergies are more likely to present with digestive symptoms:

  • Tummy upsets (reflux or diarrhea).
  • Soft poorly formed stools.
  • Recurring hard to clear up yeast infections of their ears.

In the initial stages of dog allergy symptoms, itchy skin and ear infections are not life threatening, however if left untreated, all dog allergy symptoms will become extremely uncomfortable for your pet and some could become fatal, e.g. young pups with flea infestations/allergy symptoms can die through lack of blood.

Whatever the cause of your dog’s allergy symptoms, be they from insect bites, inhalants or food, they need immediate medical attention. Please be a responsible and kind pet owner and speak to your vet about the best way to treat your dog's allergies and how to avoid future attacks.

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This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for

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