Skin & Paws
What is Pet Skin Irritation?
Skin irritations and disorders are the most common pet ailments. A healthy pet has bright, odorless hair and skin, free of debris, grease and irritation. A pet's skin may be irritated if it has a rash, is dry and/or flaking, greasy, red, or itchy.
The causes can be numerous from food allergies to fleas and ticks and other irritants. If your pet vomits after a meal, this is an indication that he may have a food allergy. Pet owners should pay close attention to the pet's environment such as its bed or sleeping space which should be cleaned or changed frequently.
Omega 3 Skin & Itch is a human grade, high potency DHA and EPA supplement for pets derived from 100% cold water fish caught in the North Atlantic. Anchovies, mackerel, herring and sardines are sustainably caught using dolphin-friendly fishing techniques. The oils are molecularly distilled at a low temperature to preserve the potency. There are no additives or preservatives. The finished product is subject to testing for mercury and other heavy metals and toxins including PCB's and dioxins.
Clinical veterinary research has shown that EPA and DHA available from fish oil provide the necessary nutritional support for excessive shedding, dry skin, constant licking and scratching and dermatitis. These fatty acids are bio-available immediately for a fast improvement in your pet's coat and skin. Omega-3 fatty acids are also used to support joint comfort and mobility, cardiovascular health, a healthy nervous system and brain, and good immunity.
Signs of Skin Problems
- excessive shedding
- dry skin
- hot spots
- excessive paw licking
- greasy and dull coats
- sores in ears
- slow wound healing
What is Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil?
Decades ago, it was discovered through scientific means that human populations with higher intake of fish experienced less joint inflammation and less heart disease. This lead to greater discoveries and studies, and it is now widely known that DHA and EPA (the two main Omega-3 essential fatty acids in fish oil) are responsible for blocking inflammatory responses in the bodies of both humans and animals.
DHA and EPA are so important for the health of pets, that minimum levels have been established for all dog and cat foods produced and sold in the U.S.. As our pets age, they have decreased ability to deal with inflammation. Their immune systems often change and joint stiffness is considered an all-too-common problem for senior pets. Joint problems change a pet's quality of life, their enjoyment of exercise, and can lead to a daily level of discomfort that is difficult to live with. Kidney Support: The amount of omega-3 in Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is the most appropriate amount to support pets with kidney issues, and is vet-recommended for these pets.
What is Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil Used For?
A dog or cat living with joint discomfort and limited range of movement (even slight) will greatly benefit from much larger amounts of Omega-3's than is available in any standard pet diet. They will benefit from therapeutic levels of Omega-3's because certain amounts of these nutritional elements are required to block the inflammatory pathways. Fish oils are the richest source of Omega-3's. Likewise, if your pet requires renal (kidney) support, make sure he or she is taking salmon oil.
Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil from Pet Wellbeing is rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Our salmon oil, from pink and sockeye salmon, is sustainably caught in the cold, Alaskan waters. It is triple filtered and cold-processed in a human grade, certified GMP facility. Each batch produced is third party tested for mercury and other heavy metals, PCB's, dioxins and bacteria to ensure the purest product for your pet.
Watch for these signs of joint problems in your pet:
- Limping and stiffness
- Slower walk
- Trouble getting to a standing position
- More tired and sleeping longer
- Tenderness around certain joints; may react
- Licking joints
- Reluctance to jump
- Mood changes
In addition to support for your pet's joints, Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil is an essential part of nutrition for a healthy heart, for brain and memory, and for a resilient immune system. Consider adding Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil to your pet's food every day.
What is Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel?
This is a product you'll want to have in your dog's first aid kit. It is designed for any kind of lesion, hot spot, cut, bite, sting or wound.
Dogs can't help it. When something is wrong with their skin, they scratch and/or lick (or bite) the area, sometimes causing further damage or infection.
Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel is designed to:
- Keep out the bacteria that could cause infection
- Decrease the itch sensation
- Help support the skin's natural integrity to heal
The herbs used to make this gel are double extracted for maximum potency, giving it a characteristic light brown color. You can see the potency of the active herbal ingredients, rather than the "fillers" or "carriers".
Our veterarians developed this skin gel for dogs with:
- frequent itchy areas (regardless of the cause)
- hot spots
- wet (oozing) OR dry skin areas
- insect bites and stings
- cuts and wounds (first aid)
Whatever the skin issue is, frequent application will be beneficial and will be safe if the dog licks it off.
What is Itchy Owie used for?
Some canines are more susceptible to hot spots, lesions and skin trouble. The skin can get dry or it can have moist, irritated patches. Insect bites and stings can also affect some dogs more than others. These all cause unpleasant, even unbearable, itch and/or discomfort. There may be sensitivities to something in the diet or environment that can cause reactions on the skin of your dog.
Apply a thin layer of Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel over the affected area(s) two or three times daily. More frequent applications may be needed, especially if the dog licks the gel off.
A Note from our Veterinarian...
Skin problems that persist are generally considered to happen for many possible reasons:
- Is your pet exposed to toxic materials?
Common pest control chemicals in the garden, on the lawn or cleaning products in the home may be causing or contributing to a skin problem. Consider substituting more natural products to see if your dog's skin health improves.
Allergic dermatitis is a condition seen routinely by veterinarians. Possible allergens can be pollens from weeds, trees or grasses, molds, dust mites or fleas. You may want to learn more about another Pet Wellbeing product if your dog is itching due to allergies: Itch Support Gold.
- Are there other health issues?
Other health conditions, such as an underactive thyroid, can have symptoms that show up on the skin. By treating the cause, the secondary skin ailments can be taken care of. Sometimes, negative reactions to vaccines can exhibit as skin disorders. A foul odor on the skin is not considered normal and should be examined by a veterinarian. A common cause of smelly skin is yeast infection. If your dog has yeast dermatitis, you will want to read more about Pet Wellbeing's Derma Support Gold.
- What is your canine eating?
The most common dietary allergens are wheat, dairy, corn, soy and egg. Sometimes, though fairly rare, our pets exhibit an allergy or sensitivity to something in their diet by breaking out on the skin, often on the back at the base of the tail. The skin is one of the body's organs of elimination. If the body is attempting to eliminate an allergen, the skin can become irritated, red and itchy. Assess the quality of the food you are feeding your pet and also potential ingredients that may be a problem. If you suspect your pet has food sensitivities but you can't figure out what they are, it may be helpful to prepare an allergen-free diet at home. Batches of food can be made in advance and kept in the fridge or freezer.
- Is your dog bored, frustrated or irritable?
Sometimes, psychologically-based issues can cause a pet to scratch. Over scratching can lead to abrasions that can become infected.
Fleas, mange and ringworm require treatment specific to the type of parasite your pet has. Seek the consultation of your veterinarian for solutions. If your pet has discomfort or parasites such as ear mites in the ears, please see http://www.petwellbeing.com/products/dog-ear-mites Ear Clean Gold and http://www.petwellbeing.com/products/dog-ear-infections Ear Care Gold.
Does it come with a guarantee?
Yes! Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel comes with a 90 day money-back guarantee.
Why choose Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel for your canine friend?
- Certified organic & ethically wild-harvested: This formula is prepared from organically grown and ethically wild-harvested herbs.
- Full Spectrum Extract: The full biochemical spectrum of the herbs is preserved to ensure the potency of the extract. All raw materials are double-extracted and tested for purity.
- Every batch tested: Every batch of our Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel is tested to ensure the highest quality and potency. Every single batch.
- Quality: Strict quality control procedures are meticulously monitored.
Who makes Itchy Owie Quick-Dry Gel?
Itchy Owie is made by PetWellbeing, founded in 2001. Our goal? To bring the wisdom and experience of our caring holistic veterinarians to your pet. When your pet is healthy; you're happy.
To fulfill our vision, our on-staff, holistic veterinarians have developed formulas using time honored, traditional uses of herbs and integrated the latest scientific research. It is our aim to produce the best products for your pet that we can.