DOES YOUR PET SUFFER FROM ALLERGIES? YOU’RE NOT ALONE!!
AT PETALS AND TAILS WE HAVE COME UP WITH THE BEST HEMP PET PRODUCTS THAT CAN HELP EVEN THE WORST CASES OF ITCHIES, PAW LICKING, IRRITATIONS AND MORE!
When you have an itch or a scratch, it can be quite annoying. For dogs and cats, it can be even more frustrating as they struggle to reach itchy areas.
Unlike humans, dogs and cats react to allergies through their itchiness. This is due to the large number of mast cells found in their skin.
When your pet has a skin allergy, as an owner you have to step in. There isn’t really anything they can do to help or stop the itching themselves, so don’t think it will just go away.
HEMP is a natural and safe remedy that can relieve symptoms of skin conditions, this blog will explore how.
FIRST OF ALL WHAT ARE ALLERGIES?
Skin allergies are a type of allergic reaction. They’re very common in dogs and cats and can affect some breeds more than others. For example, Spaniels, Poodles, Bulldogs, Labradors, Dobermans and Pit Bull Terriers are the breeds more prone to allergies.
SIGNS YOUR DOG OR CAT HAS A SKIN ALLERGY
Dogs with skin allergies normally can’t resist the urge to give in to an itch. They are known to lick, scratch and even chew certain parts of their body, normally damaging the skin.
Some common areas to check that are affected by allergies include the:
WHAT CAUSES SKIN ALLERGIES IN DOGS?
Just like humans, skin allergies in dogs are caused by an overactive immune system. A dog's immune system is designed to protect it from disease and infections by attacking harmful agents in the body.
Dogs that have an overactive immune system, will have their body attack the non-harmful environmental substances too, mistaking them as biological threats. In turn, this causes an allergic reaction.
The immune reactions involved in allergies are quite complex. Most reactions involve allergen protein molecules combining with antibodies in the blood, then attaching to a type of cell called a mast cell. Mast cells are found in many tissues throughout the body. When the antigen and antibody react with mast cells, the mast cells release potent chemicals, such as histamines, that cause local inflammation such as redness, swelling, and itching. This inflammation causes various signs associated with an allergic reaction.
There’s a variety of environmental allergens that your dog may be sensitive to, such as dust mites, fleas, mold, pollen from grass and plants.
Dogs can also be allergic to a certain ingredient in their food, these can include: beef, chicken, fish, pork, rabbit, lamb, soy, wheat, dairy, egg and more. There is a variety of hypoallergenic and free from dog food available to choose from.
HOW ARE SKIN ALLERGIES IN PETS NORMALLY TREATED?
If you go to your vet they will offer the use of medication, allergy vaccinations and suggest using topical solutions.
Common allergy medication for dogs include corticosteroids and antihistamines. However, some dog owners approach medication as a last resort as some medication can have side effects such as:
- Loss Of Appetite
- Dry Mouth
- Ear Infections
- Increased Aggression
Allergy vaccines can help gradually reduce allergy symptoms over time, but won’t offer relief in the short term.
The other and BETTER alternative is topicals or ALL-NATURAL supplements such as special shampoos, creams, supplements and balms which can help reduce symptoms of allergies and prevent future outbreaks! The best part about an all natural alternative? No chemicals and no side effects!
And not only are the Petals and Tails formulations extremely effective and natural for any allergy and skin issue, but they also contain real floral extracts with added benefits!
Q: So which products from Petals and Tails are the most effective for allergies?
A: Our floral shampoos, balms and wellness droppers! And for the best results we recommend the use of all three! Checkout our bye bye allergies kit here!
Allergies as we already know are inflammations that start on an internal level, so sure you can use our topical products to help in the mean time but for a true healing experience, our wellness droppers are necessary!
HEMP OIL FOR PETS WITH ALLERGIES
Pure HEMP oil is always our first recommendation for pets with allergies! The cannabinoids in hemp are strong anti-inflammatories and speed up the healing process! They work by interacting with your pet’s endocannabinoid system. Read more on how Hemp works naturally with your pet’s body here!
Having to deal with itchiness and pain on the skin can also cause a lot of stress on pets, and since hemp oil is incredible for reducing stress, it is a great option as well! Hemp oil has so many benefits that normally people start giving it to their pet for one thing and then find it helps with other problems such as dry skin and allergies!!
You can orally give your dog or cat Full Spectrum Hem oil as well as using the shampoos and balms (it is perfectly ok to use all 3 at once!) This is due to hemp oil being a great supplement for your pet as well as relieving an array of symptoms.
SHAMPOOS FOR DOGS OR CATS WITH SKIN ALLERGIES
Petals and Tails pet shampoo is ideal for dogs and cats with skin allergies as its hypoallergenic, PH balanced and 100 % natural (no funky ingredients here!)
There are four floral scents to choose from including:
- Delicate and feminine Rose
- Classic and sophisticated Lavender
- Sweet and luxurious Orchid
- Fresh and airy Peony!!
The special formula combines Full spectrum hemp oil, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, avocado oil and real floral extracts to help your pet maintain a healthy coat and skin layer while also providing moisture and relief to irritated and sensitive skin.
Discover the key ingredients in all our pet shampoos and the benefits they have:
Full spectrum hemp oil:
A natural anti-inflammatory great for reducing redness and inflammation from allergies
Hemp Seed Oil
Helps to make your pet’s coat soft and shin. It acts as a healing oil for dogs with psoriasis, eczema and other skin rashes while relieving itchiness and dryness. Hemp seed oil also comes with a perfect balance of omega 6 and omega 3, fatty acids found in nature.
Moisturizing Coconut Oil
Reduces allergic reaction and improves skin health while leaving your pet’s fur soft and glossy. Coconut oil helps to clear up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin.
Cooling Aloe Vera
Aloe vera helps hydrate and maintain healthy skin and coat. Aloe vera has natural anti-inflammatory effects.
Moisturizes and soothes itchy skin, helping to relieve symptoms of allergies such as dry skin and hot spots. It also helps clean and soften your pet's coat.
Avocado contains vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids, these decrease inflammation in the body whilst also acting as a great moisturizer for skin.
All of the shampoos are the same only the floral extracts differ and PS: Some come with added perks!!! For example rose extract is a natural flea and tick repellent!
Thousands of pet owners love to use Petals and Tails shampoos for their pets with itchy and sensitive skin, allergies, rashes, dry and brittle coat, dandruff and flakiness or just to have them smelling like fresh flowers for days on end!!! Seriously the scents are so good many PAWrents cant help but use them on theirselves!!!
And are they safe for puppies and cats?? Most definitely!!! The formulation is so natural and gentle they can be used daily as well!
BALMS FOR PETS WITH ALLERGIES
Due to the success our shampoos have had with pet owners, we have created matching hemp floral balms!!! Balms are a cream-like texture that can be applied directly to an irritated area and offer instant relief.
We currently offer three balms with unique benefits and formulations for different skin issues! Including:
Exotic Orchid Hemp Balm with Honey (recommended for allergies!!)
FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL
A natural topical anti-inflammatory.
Honey helps pets with seasonal allergies, year-round allergies and food allergies. It’s known to heal wounds by acting as antibacterial and disinfectant when applied to cuts, scratches, bites, hot spots, pressure sores or burns.
Ginger is an anti-viral, anti-toxic, and anti-fungal which makes it great for skin healing.
This unique flower has been called "the perfect plant for the skin" A natural moisturizer and soothing oil for optimal skin health. It also contains zinc, magnesium and calcium which are all beneficial for the skin.
The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to clear up eczema, heal skin allergies (including dermatitis and itchy skin), minimize odor, reduce allergic reactions, treat yeast and fungal infections, heal hot spots and dry skin, help with bites and stings, and promote wound healing.
Coconut oil, beeswax, 150mg full spectrum Hemp oil, vanilla, ginger, arnica oil, essential oils, orchid extract and honey.
Apply a generous amount on affected area up to three times daily and wait until absorbed. Daily application is suggested for optimal healing. This balm is safe for licking.
Lavender Fields Forever Hemp Balm with Eucalyptus
This balm is more ideal for rashes and infections learn more about it here!
Rosy Rose Hemp Balm with Vanilla
This balm is more ideal for dry paws, noses and skin!
Bonus: Rose extract is a natural flea and tick repellant!!
SUCCESS STORIES OF PETS USING FULL SPECTRUM HEMP FOR SKIN ALLERGIES
Kali.W - Absolutely Amazing! - Lavender Fields Forever Hemp Shampoo
" I was super excited to find a hemp dog shampoo for both my pups! One of my dogs, Bandit a border collie, suffers from extreme allergies and sensitive skin. Almost anything flares up his allergies. Thankfully the hemp is soothing against his skin and VERY helpful for their fur! Both Bandit and my other puppy, River’s fur have grown so SOFT with just using this a couple of times. Not to mention how good they smell after their baths 😍 no more stinky, itchy dogs here! "
Kerry - Smells So Good - Lavender Fields Forever Hemp Shampoo
" I've been a professional groomer for 10 years now and have tried a lot of brands of shampoo in the past. My dogs get pretty gross and smelly from being in daycare 5 days a week. This smells amazing and lasts! I usually have to use a special shampoo on my little mutt since a lot of shampoos make her itchy. She hasn't itched once since using it!! Will be buying a lot more!! "
Megan Q. - Saved!! - Hemp Oil Dropper
"My mini Aussie has been taking this twice a day for seasonal allergies and it has been a lifesaver. He’s no longer itching incessantly!!! Customer for life "
Stephanie - This Balm Is Amazing! - Orchid Balm With Honey
"My boy was going through a pretty bad allergic reaction. His hair was falling out, his skin was inflamed and drying out. While we dealt with the reaction I still needed something to keep his skin from peeling. I bought @petalsandtails Exotic orchid balm with honey. I already knew about the healing effects of honey, combined with Full Spectrum Hemp and other natural ingredients it's been working wonders. His skin is no longer red, and the peeling has stopped completely. He doesn't try to rub it off and it absorbs quickly, so no mess. Plus it smells amazing! I know a lot of bully breeds have skin problems, and I really can't recommend this enough. "
Rose - Worked Like A Charm! - Orchid Balm With Honey
"I can't believe how quickly, or how well, this product worked. My puppy was getting huge puffy, red rashes on the insides of his rear legs. He would try to itch at them constantly. Within a few hours of putting this balm on him, I saw a huge difference. The rashes were gone a few days later. Now, if I see one starting I put some on right away and I can't believe how quickly, or how it's usually gone by the next morning. Wonderful product. Thank you!"
Hemp oil, shampoos and balms are a great alternative to help to relieve the stressful and uncomfortable symptoms your pet experiences with skin allergies. It’s hard to see our pets in pain or irritated, especially when they can do very little to help themselves. By scratching and licking they actually damage the skin, making it worse.
Hemp and the other ingredients found in the shampoos and balms are natural. This ensures your pets skin and coat is calm and treated as naturally as possible without the use of harsh chemicals or medication.