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Every Winter Dog Gets Flaky Bald Spots


Author: Katia D.
Date: 12-15-2015
Views: 3,648
Word Count: 207
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 10826-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 4

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My fur baby Buster has dry, flaky skin, including some bald spots. The condition usually flares up during the winter months here in Maryland around October to January.

I have tried everything recommended by the veterinarian, including approved medicated shampoo and pills, to help with my dog's allergies. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to help with his skin until I started using therapeutic-grade essential oils. This is the recipe that I used:

* 4 tablespoons organic coconut oil
* 2 drops Lavender
* 2 drops Frankincense
* 2 drops Copaiba
* 2 drops Tea tree

I whipped up the ingredients for about two minutes and then put it into a 4-ounce glass jar to be kept in a dark place.

Though this mixture stores as a solid, all I had to do was just dip my fingers in the jar. The mixture would then melt from the warmth of my hands into a spreadable oil. This I would massage into Buster's skin twice a day.

After doing this for two weeks, his skin is now clear from any redness. There is no more flaky skin, and his hair is growing back from the baldness.

I have been continuing the applications, focusing on getting the bald spots to grow more hair by applying the cream just on those areas.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: hair-loss-(alopecia) — "Eyelid scrubs or massage with tea tree oil could be an effective treatment regimen in cases of blepharoconjunctivitis [and Demodex mite infestation]."Link
2.Associated topics: dogs — "Idiopathic vestibular syndrome is the most common cause of peripheral vestibular disease in dogs and, despite its dramatic clinical presentation, can improve without intervention."Link
3.Associated topics: dogs — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
4.Associated topics: hair-loss-(alopecia) — "The essential oils of Chamaecyparis obtusa [a conifer in the cypress family] promote hair growth through the induction of vascular endothelial growth factor gene.... [C]onsumers suffering from baldness and/or other forms of hair loss have reported a hair growth promoting effect of shampoos containing these oils."Link

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