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Alleviated Our Dog With Severe Hot Spots


Author: Lydia W.
Date: 06-05-2018
Views: 162
Word Count: 366
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 11300-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 6

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I have a Shih Tzu who has a severe allergy with fleas. We battled and battled last summer, which was prior to our involvement in Young Living, and nothing helped. We treated the yard and even tried using medicated flea sprays/shampoo and those only caused her to break out more. She literally had no hair left by the end of the summer and was absolutely miserable. She would scratch and bite until she was bloody and had sores everywhere. Nothing we tried seemed to help her. Once summer passed, we had no more issues.

Recently, she started itching and scratching again. I ordered the Animal Scents line of shampoo, ointment, Mendwell, Puriclean, and Infectaway. I started with a short haircut so I could easily access the skin and then she got a bath with the Lavender Shampoo (which smells AMAZING by the way). I actually let her soak with the shampoo on her skin while I bathed her partner in crime.

I mixed 15 drops of each (Mendwell, Puriclean, and Infectaway blends) in a small spray bottle with distilled water and I added about a teaspoon of Vitamin E oil. Once she was dry, I sprayed this on her and rubbed it in. I let it dry for a little bit and then applied the Animal Scents Ointment to all of her hotspot areas.

By the next morning, she had no redness or sores! It was incredible. Now she still itches but I keep the spray close by and just give her a little spritz anytime I see her start to bite/scratch at an area. So far, we haven't had any real issues with the hotspots so long as we keep a close eye on her.

In the mornings, I spray her down and rub in the oil mixture. Once she is dry, I apply the ointment to all of the areas that I know she has been scratching at. I also do this at night before we go to bed. It has made our home life SOOOO much better and has made our sweet 4-legged friend so much more comfortable!


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: pet-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
2.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
3.Associated topics: allergic-reaction — "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
4.Associated topics: allergic-reaction,pet-allergies — "[L]avender oil inhibits immediate-type allergic reactions [anaphylaxis] by inhibition of mast cell degranulation in-vivo and in-vitro."Link
5.Associated topics: puppy-/-dog-/-canine — "[T]opical fatty acids and essential oils are a useful treatment option for canine atopic dermatitis."Link
6.Associated topics: allergic-reaction,pet-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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