- HIGH QUALITY SKIN CARE: Skin Care Pro unfolds its protective effect with regular use and cares for the skin of your four-legged friend.
- HIGH-QUALITY INGREDIENTS: Liverwort, aloe vera, high-quality oils - the spray contains only natural ingredients.
- LESS IS MORE: Bye, bye frills - you can look for additives for a long time with us!
- SCIENTIFICALLY BASED: Every ingredient is subject to scientific testing and the professional eye of veterinarians.
- MADE IN GERMANY: Protecting the environment is our goal, which is why we use short delivery routes: We produce in Germany.
Skin care against itching, mites, fungi & bugs
Skin Care Pro is the ideal protection for irritated skin and offers care for Bella, Bruno and Co. The skin of our four-legged friends can be exposed to great challenges such as itching and skin irritations caused by mites and fungal infestations. Dog breeds with wrinkled skin are especially prone to such skin problems. The cosy flaps of skin that we love so much are unfortunately a found food for small bacteria. This leads to sore and inflamed skin. Skin Care Pro protects your paw friend's skin naturally with nourishing oils against fur loss and prevents scratching.
Natural contents that relieve itching in dogs & cats
Our care spray is of purely natural origin, so it does not additionally irritate the skin and is also wonderfully suitable for allergy sufferers. This makes cuddling and hugging together possible again quickly. Our skin care balm is also ideal for dogs with long coats: Thanks to its spraying function, it reliably reaches the skin of even the shaggiest pelt.
Ideal combination of essential oils, plant-based superfoods, valuable salt and powerful moss
The natural ingredients of Skin Care Pro find their roots in the most diverse places in the world.
Nevertheless, they have something in common: they have been used in alternative and natural medicine for thousands of years. The liverwort contained is used against fungi and bacteria. The extract used in Skin Care Pro prevents them from multiplying. The juice of the aloe vera plant is a real all-rounder: anyone who has ever had a sunburn knows how soothing the plant can be for the skin. Aloe vera disinfects, cools and can even accelerate the wound healing process. So this power plant could not be missing from our skin care spray.
The New Zealand manuka oil supports the healing of wounds and the regeneration of the skin. It serves as an anti-inflammatory and contains antibacterial substances. Lemon, grapefruit, tea tree and geranium help inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi and also soothe the skin. To help your dog's cells build healthy new skin, we've mixed Dead Sea salt into our skin balm.
This is the best way to spray
If necessary, simply massage the affected areas against the coat line. By the way: Your furry friend will love a little massage like this! Avoid eye contact. You can use our Skin Care Pro several times a day if necessary!
You can expect a handy spray bottle with 100 ml content.
Composition of the skin care spray
At Annimally, we pay special attention to high-quality ingredients. So you only get the best for your pet.
Ingredients of Skin Care Pro
Liverwort extract, Dead Sea salt, Aloe Vera, Lemon oil, Lavender oil, Tea tree oil, Grapefruit oil, Manuka oil, Geranium oilLiverwort extract, Dead Sea salt, Aloe Vera, Lemon oil, Lavender oil, Tea tree oil, Grapefruit oil, Manuka oil, Geranium oil
Skin Care Pro Notes
Avoid eye contact!
Keep the product out of the reach of small children. Please store in a dry place, protected from light and not above 25°C.
Do you go crazy when you hear your dog scratching his ears all night? Are you annoyed that your dog licks his paw non-stop? Are you at your wit's end because your dog bites his tail?
If you think you are uncomfortable, imagine how your dog feels.
Compulsive scratching, licking, itching and chewing are quite common in dogs and have a variety of causes. They can also be harmful. One of the first signs that your dog has a problem could be the development of a "hot spot" - a red, moist, irritated area caused by persistent chewing, licking, scratching, itching or rubbing. Although hot spots or "acute moist dermatitis" can occur anywhere on your dog's body, they are most commonly found on the head, chest or hips. Because dogs often scratch, lick or bite incessantly at a spot when it is irritated and they are very itchy, hot spots can quickly become large and incredibly painful. Wondering why your dog is scratching? We explain the possible causes of itching in dogs in the next chapter!
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF ITCHING IN DOGS
Itching in dogs can be due to a variety of causes, ranging from allergies to boredom to parasite infestations:
ECZEMA (or allergic dermatitis).
This is a general term for itchy, red and inflamed skin, most commonly used in human medicine. It describes the signs of various skin conditions, often caused by allergies. In dogs, the condition is best described as allergic dermatitis. The consequences are severe itching in the dog.
Itching in dogs caused by allergies
When your dog's itching gets out of control, it is often the result of allergies to foods or environmental triggers, including mould and pollen. Dogs can also develop a skin irritation called contact dermatitis when they come into contact with substances such as pesticides or soap.
Just like humans, dogs can be allergic to pretty much anything. If you can't find fleas or ticks and your dog still has itchy skin, it could be an allergy. Before you start any treatment, it's best to talk to your vet to rule out what your dog might be allergic to. However, food allergies are one of the rarer allergies in dogs.
Finding the culprit
Food allergies are rare, but they do happen and an elimination diet may be necessary to find out what your dog is allergic to. You can work with your vet to test new or hydrolysed proteins to identify food allergies and ensure that you avoid the triggering protein, but also that your dog is getting the right food. Over-the-counter limited-ingredient foods may not have the quality control to avoid cross-contamination of ingredients, so you and your vet should choose a therapeutic limited-antigen food that meets your furry companion's needs.
Dog itching due to environmental allergies
If your dog is still suffering from severe itching, but he doesn't have fleas or a food allergy, he may have an environmental allergy to things like pollen or dander. A change in diet may not bring much relief, but your vet can recommend a therapeutic food to improve your dog's skin health. And your vet will have the best suggestions when it comes to environmental allergens.
Depending on the severity of the dog's itch, treatment can range from minor to extensive and go beyond a single method. Simple oral medications can be ideal during the worst time of the year, along with regular grooming. Desensitisation "allergy shots" can help a proportion of dogs. Of course, steroid injections and stronger medications are suggested if your dog's itching persists. Whatever the cause, you should consult your vet before taking matters into your own hands.
Eliminating the source of environmental allergies and therefore the itch can be extremely difficult, but not impossible. Dogs need to go outside and exercise, so it is not possible to keep them completely away from pollen. For dogs with severe itching, wiping or washing their paws and abdomen after exercise is a good way to reduce the irritation. If your dog has been playing outside all day, you should give him a full body bath. There are many shampoos, conditioners and even medicated wipes specifically designed to remove pollen and reduce the irritation it brings. Keep in mind, however, that too many baths can also backfire and leave your dog with dry, itchy skin that needs its own relief.
This is an allergic reaction to flea bites that causes inflamed and itchy skin, hair loss and scabs on the dog's skin. The rear, base of the tail and thighs are usually more affected than the front of the body or head; however, the lesions can occur anywhere on the body.
Itching in dogs due to infections
BACTERIAL INFECTIONS (STAPHYLOCOCCUS)
When a dog's skin is inflamed and irritated from scratching due to an allergic skin condition, or when the immune system is weakened, this creates conditions in which bacteria can multiply, leading to infection and itching. Signs of a bacterial staph infection include skin redness, severe itching, crusts/scabs, rash and pimples.
This is a type of fungal infection often seen in dogs with itchy skin conditions. Folded skin areas such as the face and lip folds, ears, under the neck, between the toes on the paws and under the tail are often affected. The skin is often greasy, red, thickened and has an odour. Yeast infections can cause severe itching!
Itching in dogs due to boredom or anxiety
Just as people with anxiety bite their nails or twirl their hair, dogs can have physical reactions to mental disorders. In fact, some dogs develop a condition similar to human OCD. This can manifest as scratching, licking or chewing, which can cause severe damage.
Itching in dogs due to dry skin
A variety of factors, including winter weather and fatty acid deficiencies, can cause dry skin in dogs. Your pet may react to the discomfort by scratching or licking the skin or coat.
Itching due to hormonal imbalances in dogs
If your dog's body is not producing enough thyroid hormones or is secreting too much of the hormone cortisol, superficial skin infections may occur. You may also notice bald patches and severe itching in your dog.
Dog itching due to pain
If you are trying to find out why your dog is licking or chewing excessively, you should consider the possibility that he is physically uncomfortable. For example, if you notice your dog repeatedly biting his paw, he may have a thorn or sharp stone stuck in the ball of his foot. Compulsive chewing or licking can also be a reaction to orthopaedic problems, including arthritis and hip dysplasia.
Itching in dogs due to parasites
The most common causes of compulsive licking, itching, chewing or scratching in dogs include fleas, ticks and mites. Although ticks are often visible to the naked eye, fleas often remain invisible until a large infestation occurs, and mites are microscopic. So don't assume your dog isn't suffering from parasites just because you can't see them.
RELIEVE ITCHING IN DOGS
Because there are so many reasons why dogs chew or scratch, it is best to see your vet as soon as you notice a problem. The vet will help you determine the cause of the behaviour and the best treatment plan. Depending on the cause of your dog's compulsive behaviour, this may include the following:
Relieving allergic itching in dogs.
For many years, steroids or antihistamines were the only treatment for allergic itching in dogs. However, treatment with these therapies also meant dealing with certain unpleasant side effects.
For example, antihistamines can cause drowsiness, panting and tremors. They have also been shown to be of little or no benefit in treating skin allergies in most dogs, as they do not address the underlying cause of the itch. Steroids can cause increased urination, drinking and weight gain, as well as behavioural changes such as aggression. In addition to these physical signs causing suffering for you and your pet, these side effects can be emotionally distressing and even have a financial impact on you - with extra vet visits, medication and even the cost of cleaning soiled carpets or furniture due to 'accidents'.
Today, there are treatments designed specifically for dogs to relieve itching and the urge to scratch, while addressing inflammation, redness or swelling of the skin. Ask your vet about effective treatment for allergic itching in dogs, including daily oral tablets and an injection that can provide relief that lasts 4 to 8 weeks.
Elimination of parasites
There are a number of flea and tick remedies that your vet can recommend. If your dog's biting or chewing problems are caused by fleas, you should also regularly wash your dog's bed and vacuum the carpets and upholstered furniture to reduce the likelihood of a new infestation. You will also need to treat any other animals in the household.
Change the food
If food allergies are causing your dog to itch, cutting out potentially triggering foods (such as beef or wheat) can make a big difference. Your vet may recommend a special diet if this seems to be the case. Adding fatty acid supplements to your dog's regular diet can also help solve dry skin problems and keep your dog's coat healthy.
Using medications that relieve itching
Your vet can prescribe medication to treat underlying problems that contribute to your dog's constant scratching. In addition, your vet may recommend the use of topical or systemic antibiotics, steroids or anti-itch products to treat existing hot spots or skin infections.
Preventing the behaviour
Because compulsive behaviour can cause serious harm and affect your dog's quality of life, it is important that you do your best to prevent your dog from chewing, licking or scratching too much. Some ideas are using bitter sprays to stop licking, wearing a special collar to prevent access to hot spots, or keeping your dog by your side when you are at home.
Treating anxiety or boredom
In some cases, compulsive biting, chewing or licking develops in response to anxiety, stress or insufficient stimulation. To reduce this likelihood, make sure your dog gets enough exercise, attention and love. It may also be helpful to teach your dog to chew on toys or bones to relieve stress, as a substitute for inappropriate chewing or licking behaviour.
Skin Care Pro - Skin care for itchy dogs
Before you go to the vet, to avoid unnecessary costs, you should first try other alternatives that can also be very helpful for dog itching.
Our specially developed liverwort spray "Skin Care Pro" helps to relieve your dog's itching thanks to high-quality ingredients such as liverwort, aloe vera, manuka oil, lemon oil, grapefruit oil, tea tree oil and geranium oil.
Liverwort has developed natural anti-fungal mechanisms over time and can therefore help with advanced fungal conditions. Liverwort is therefore used against fungi and bacteria.
If you've ever had a sunburn, you know that natural aloe vera can be a lifesaver. Not only is aloe vera a powerful remedy, but it can also reduce redness and draw uncomfortable heat away from the skin. You can apply aloe vera directly to your dog's affected areas. Most grocery shops and drugstores sell 100 percent natural aloe vera, or you can harvest it from an aloe vera plant if you have one at home.
Ancient settlers used the bark and leaves of these trees for herbal teas. Manuka oil is known to relieve stress and other psychological problems in humans.
It offers more protection against infections and diseases due to its strong chemical components:
- Methylglyoxal (MGO): a naturally occurring chemical compound in the
- Dihydroxyacetone (DHA): found in the nectar of Manuka flowers ... and converts to MGO during the honey production process.
- Leptosperine: a naturally occurring chemical found in the nectar of Manuka plants.
- These components give Manuka oil longer lasting antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal effects.
Dead Sea Salt
Harness the therapeutic power of natural marine minerals and nutrients to pamper and detoxify your pet with this special spray. Our unique blend of Dead Sea salts and natural minerals can condition skin, relieve itching and leave your dog's coat and body fresh and relaxed.
The natural oils contained lemon oil, grapefruit oil, tea tree oil and geranium oil help to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi.
Skin Care Pro is the optimal solution if your four-legged friend scratches himself frequently! Simply spray the affected areas with the liverwort spray against the coat line and massage in.