Canine skin conditions can be a challenge. For the best results a comprehensive external and internal approach is recommended, including the use of homeopathics.
Diet & Causes
It is important that your dog has a good diet so introduce raw foods like carrots, zucchini and raw meat (beef is a good option). Chemicals in their food and/or in the external environment can often create problems for dogs. Also be aware of the use of chemical sprays like carpet cleaner, air freshener etc. It’s also important to consider the possibility of fleas, which most dogs often have. Shampooing with a low allergen, fragrant free shampoo is a useful treatment here. This should always be the first step.
If remedial actions like shampooing don’t improve your dog’s skin condition then your next option is to externally apply cold (refrigerated) Aloe Vera juice on to red skin areas with a cotton ball. This is really soothing and helps reduce itching. Once this has dried, apply Weleda Comp. Cream for eczema. Aloe Vera can also be administered internally to the dog.
Internally, we’d recommend Wheatgrass powder to support the immune system and help with the elimination of toxins. Evening Primrose Oil is also recommended as an omega 6 nutrient that is specifically helpful in the healing of skin disorders.
Thuja would be the best homeopathic remedy to start with due to its specific actions on the skin. Sulphur may also help but should be given once the skin has moved beyond the current state and begun healing. Sulphur is effective as it feeds connective tissue, helping restore the damaged skin. Both remedies can be administered internally in a 30c potency.How to Treat a Dog's Skin Condition,