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My German Shepherd Had Allergies & Earaches


Author: Diana J.
Date: 03-09-2017
Views: 171
Word Count: 145
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11132-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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I used the Digize oil blend from Young Living with our German Shepherd who had all kinds of allergy issues. He just couldn't deal with being in his own skin. I'm sure most of this originated in his gut as he couldn't tolerate food.

I would put a drop of Digize in my hands and rub them on his head and his whole demeanor would immediately settle down.

He also had severe ear infections due to the allergies. I used diluted apple cider vinegar with a couple drops of Tea Tree oil to clean his ears. I would use a cotton ball to rub the mixture in his ears so that the oil did not get into the ear canal.

This procedure worked as well as, if not better than, the treatments provided by the vet. Plus these alternatives were approved by his vet.

I love my oils!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis) — "Essential oils or their components placed in the ear canal can provide effective treatment of acute otitis media."Link
2.Associated topics: ear-ache-/-infection-(Otitis) — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
3.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "The lemon-based nasal spray [containing Lemon, Melaleuca Quinquenervia, and Ravintsara] was a good alternative to conventional medicine for the treatment of perennial [pet dander, dust mites] and seasonal allergic and vasomotor rhinopathy."Link
4.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "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
5.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "Lavender essential oil displays the stronger antioxidant activity against lipid peroxidation in a linoleic acid model system and good antibacterial activity against four rhinitis-related bacteria including staphylococcus aureus, Micrococcus ascoformans, Proteus vulgaris, and Escherichia coli."Link
6.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
7.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
8.Associated topics: seasonal-allergies — "[T]he biological activity of 20 essential oils (EOs) from herbal plants and citrus fruits were investigated in terms of mammalian DNA polymerase (pol) inhibitory activity, cancer cell (human colon carcinoma) growth inhibitory activity, antiallergic activity... in rat basophilic leukemia cells, and antioxidant activity.... Among these EOs, chamomile... showed significant effects on both cancer cell growth and mast cell degranulation. On the basis of these results, chamomile EO can be recommended as a potentially useful, bioactive candidate for therapeutic applications."Link

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