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How to Tell if Your Pet Has Atopic Dermatitis, AUS

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Atopic dermatitis is a pruritic (itchy) skin disease of dogs and cats. Studies show that the condition is caused by allergies, breed genetics or weak immune systems. These allergic reactions can be brought on by substances like grass, mould spores, house dust mites, and other environmental allergens. It can be challenging to treat as it can cause your pet tremendous distress.

Newer clinical studies provide evidence that omega 3 fatty acid supplementation has beneficial effects on the management of canine allergic dermatitis. That’s why here at Crooked Lane we recommend our ULTRAmega N3 omega oil for dogs and cats which may help with skin conditions such as dermatitis as well as potentially improving immune function. Read on to learn about the most common signs of atopic dermatitis.

Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis typically shows up in dogs within the first five years. While initial symptoms are difficult to spot, dogs with skin folds such as Shar Pei, French bulldogs and mastiff breeds are more susceptible to this disease.

Symptoms of canine atopy include excessively itchy skin, redness or irritation on certain parts of the skin, inflamed lesions, excessive licking of body parts and restless behaviour. Canine atopy is most commonly found on the belly, ears, groin area, muzzle, paws and around the eyes. Thankfully, there are natural supplements that may offer beneficial results.

The various stages of atopic dermatitis are:

  • Redness of skin followed by excessive scratching.
  • Excessive licking of the irritated area.
  • Worsening redness in the affected area, at which point a watery discharge may appear.
  • Loss of fur and bleeding in the area.
  • The affected area may become grey, lose hair, and become dry, which may lead to cracks in the skin which can bleed and become infected due to bacterial growth.

Benefits of Omega Oil for Dogs

If your dog has atopic dermatitis, they may benefit from a natural supplement like Crooked Lane’s ULTRAmega N3 Oil. With essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA, fish oils have been associated with improving metabolic performance and immune function. A healthy immune system is one of the best forms of disease prevention in animals. Omega oil for cats and dogs, which contain vitamins A, D & E, is associated with a reduction in inflammation in pets.

All Natural, Premium Omega Oil for Cats and Dogs in Australia

Give your pets the very best with Crooked Lane’s premium natural supplements and treatments. We supply Australian pet owners with psyllium husk, rosehip granules, natural turmeric and high-grade omega oil for cats and dogs. Contact our team to learn more or visit our website to order now!