Symptoms of diabetes in cats

Symptoms of diabetes in cats

There are two types of diabetes

In type 1 diabetes no insulin is produced because the insulin-producing cells are destroyed in the pancreas. Cats, however, are more affected by type 2 diabetes.
In type 2 diabetes the insulin has lost its effectiveness because the cell does not react sensitively to the docking of insulin – you can also call it insulin resistance. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin production is often disturbed.

cata copyMain features of both forms of disease is the permanent increase in blood sugar levels. In the beginning of the disease the symptoms of diabetes are usually poorly developed and are therefore easily overlooked. The cats drink more (polydipsia) and also excrete more water (polyuria). They can act tired. Striking might be the cravings – especially when they lose weight even though they eat a lot. But obesity can occur together with diabetes mellitus. Especially in cats, this is, however, likely to be a cause rather than a consequence of the hormonal disorder.

Symptoms of diabetes in cats: Diabetes disrupts many body functions
In addition, cats with diabetes often have a dull coat. In individual cases, hindleg weakness and exaggerated “square” (ataxic) movements. Since diabetes mellitus messes with the balance of the energy levels of the whole organism, many organs and body functions are severely disrupted. For example, the wound healing becomes more difficult and it weakens the immune system. Persistent urinary tract infections can occur. Often diabetics also suffer Circulatory disorders. Pet owners fear the development of diabetic ketoacidosis: Animals with diabetic ketoacidosis show symptoms of dehydration, they vomit, consciousness is clouded, they are listless and may eventually fall into a coma. With these symptoms, the animal must immediately receive veterinary treatment. The diagnosis of diabetes mellitus is made by the veterinarian using various blood and urine tests.

Syringe twice a day
Primarily, it is all about lowering blood sugar levels to keep them constant and stabilize the energy levels. Most diabetic animals must be treated with insulin. Normally the hormone is injected twice a day under the skin. Usually, the administration of insulin is shortly before a meal. However, it can lead to hypoglycaemia in this method, if the cat refuses food. Therefore, it´s suggested to pet owners of poor eater sometimes to inject the cat after the meal. A dangerous hypoglycemia may also occur when the cat vomits or if she´s not very active.

In exceptional cases use pills instead of syringe
In a few cases of diabetes in cats they can take pills, so called oral agents. These drugs stimulate the pancreas to produce the body’s own insulin. But these drugs are effective only in the initial stage of the disease and may cause side effects.

Symptoms of diabetes in catsIt´s necessary to change the diet
Most diabetic cats require treatment with insulin. Another cornerstone of diabetes treatment is the diet. In principle, overweight animals should lose weight. Cats respond very well to a special diabetic diet that consists mainly of proteins and fat. When this protein-rich, starchy diet is strictly adhered to, the insulin can be reduced in many cases. It is important, furthermore, that the energy content of daily meals is always about the same, because the insulin dose is adjusted accordingly.

Natural diabetes treatment as a complement

To treat the causes rather than the symptoms it´s recommendable to apply complimentary methods to imcrease the cat´s life quality and help the body to heal itself. Cat reflexology can be a miracle worker for your pet if you are willing to treat your cat on a regular basis, just as you do with the insulin treatment.

Symptoms of diabetes in cats, as well as the causes can be treated using the yellow reflex therapy protocols.

Life is still long and well
Large fluctuations of the energy levels could lead to hyperglycaemia. In addition, several small meals are better for the diabetics on four paws than a sumptuous meal a day. A regular daily routine with fixed feeding times is essential to keep the dangerous fluctuations in blood sugar in check. The treatment of diabetes requires a lot of commitment, consistency and persistence, but those who master the challenges of everyday life with a diabetic pet will be rewarded with an animal that despite his illness has a relatively high life expectancy and can enjoy this life in the fullest.

Natural painkillers for dogs, cats and horses

Natural painkillers for dogs, cats and horses

When our horses, dogs or cats are chronically ill, we sometimes cannot avoid a treatment with painkillers or anti-inflammatories. The chemistry kitchens of pharmaceutical companies offer us the ‘Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs “(NSAIDs) or” NSAIDs “(NSAP) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, etc. These drugs relieve the symptoms of a disease (pain, inflammation), but they do not fight the causes. As a result, they become a permanent companion for some animals. With partly life-threatening consequences. Because NSAIDs or NSAP have partly considerable side effects. Horse, dog and cat owners who have been haunted by the suffering of their pets are therefore often looking desperately for a way out and then try out phytotherapy (herbal medicine). But are plants actually a drug to fight pain and inflammation?

natural painkillers for dogsRecently, I got an email from a dog owner. His favorite four-legged friend was suffering from various inflammatory and degenerative musculoskeletal disorders which were treated with painkillers for a long time, after which the animal had suffered a perforation. The man knew his dog´s illness very well and was super informed. He reported that his family had already tried everything and asked me now, if I had any idea of what to do.

This is no individual case. Far too often, I learn of horse, dog or cat owners, how much damage the NSAPs can wreak. Most of the stomach is affected: stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers, gastritis or even perforation. How can this happen? Let´s take Aspirin as an example : The active ingredient of aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid = ASA. The acetyl group has the property to prevent blood clotting, which can then cause bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Even Ibuprofen and diclofenac go to the stomach. Paracetamol may be toxic to the liver. The choice between different anti-inflammatory drugs is therefore in terms of side effects, the choice between the plague and cholera.

So, back to nature regarding natural painkillers for dogs, cats and horses?

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Although the excellent analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of many plants have been proven by studies (mostly however only in humans), anyone who thinks that herbal painkillers had no side effects, unfortunately is mistaken. Even Paracelcus warned in terms of Phytotherapy “the dose makes the poison”. If plants were generally absolutely harmless, he would not have felt called upon to point out a responsible dosage. Therefore, many – but not all – natural substances are as irritant to the stomach as their synthetic counterpart – both for humans and for the horse, the dog and the cat. Incense, Yucca, Chilli, devil’s claw, ginger … all very potent plants … but just as strong in their side effects. For they also attack the stomach. That is why the above-mentioned plants are useful only as a short trigger but not in the long-term treatment.

However, there are also natural herbal painkillers for dogs, cats and horses without significant side effects!

Willow bark especially for dogs

The aforementioned dog owner was advised by his veterinarian to not use willow bark, on the ground, that this is the same as aspirin and would therefore also have the same side effects. Indeed, but this is not the case. For, although both have in common salicylic acid (salicin) as an active ingredient, they differ considerably in another point: willow bark does not have the additional occurring aspirin acetyl group and therefore not the devastating side effects. (And, yes, as already mentioned above, it is the acetyl group, which triggers microhaemorrhages, NOT the salicylic acid!) Recent studies even assume that the pain-relieving effect of willow bark is not only due to the salicin, but also to the other components of the willow bark such as tannins, proanthocyanidins and flavonoids. The only contraindication to the use of willow bark is a “Salicyl acid hypersensitivity” (0.2% of the human population suffer from it) and, unfortunately, the use in cats. Because cats can only degrade salicylic acid partly due to a glucuronidation weakness – it can therefore lead to poisoning.

However, humans are being recommended the use of willow bark in chronic diseases because, even though it builds its effect slower than aspirin, it can provide sustainable pain relief without side effects. Equally helpful I find willow bark for dogs. Horses, however metabolize the salicylic acid in one hour, which is not enough time to establish effective blood levels. Nevertheless, you can use willow bark in horses. The reason is that I have observed horses feasting on a willow tree in the cold season. Therefore the plant must bring them some kind of benefit.Even if it is only a short kick for the body. Nevertheless, every horse owner should be aware of the half-life of salicylic acid in the horse, because that separates the willow bark from a durable and constant pain treatment!

Natural painkillers for dogs, cats and horses … Here´s another advantage that plants have to drugs:

Plants intervene directly in the inflammatory process, rather than just to inhibit it

Nettle e.g.

natural painkillers for dogsThe NSAID or NSAP only fight the symptoms. They inhibit pain transmission and inflammation. According to studies, plants can do more than that. And so we’ll get to another herbal painkiller and anti-inflammatory that is often underestimated or not detected: the nettle. Several studies showed that the nettle does not only have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, but also engages directly in the inflammatory process. How does it do it? It inhibits cytokines. These are the body’s own messengers that, in a complex sequence of events such as the attack of cartilage, lead to inflammation. Thus, there is direct intervention in the pathological event. Therefore, the nettle is not only a herbal painkiller and anti-inflammatories in the acute stage for horses, dogs and cats, but also a wonderful prophylaxis agents for example, Osteoarthritis predisposed animals in the early stages, etc.

The Rosehip

Another great herbal painkiller is rosehip (as dried whole fruit and powdered). This is due to its high content of naturally occurring vitamin C, which in ancient times has proven itself as particularly successful in the fight against inflammation, swelling and pain.

Pain-relieving plants for external use

Although they internally may need up to 3 weeks to reach their full analgesic potential, plants act immediately when applied externally. There is a wealth of opportunities – whereby not every plant is also equally skin-friendly. Anyone who wants to treat his horse or his dog longer with external applications, should take on the skin compatibility consideration. Because once the skin is damaged, another treatment won´t be possible for a long time.

Here´s a small collection without claim of completeness: Arnica (kind to the skin, except for Arnica allergy), comfrey (quite strong), nettle, fenugreek, calendula / calendula, cayenne pepper (strong irritant), St. John’s Wort (as oil), mint (as Oil)

And what about cats?

natural painkillers for dogs and catsYes, the poor cats are somewhat at a disadvantage as opposed to horses and dogs in terms of herbal painkillers. Because of their glucuronidation weakness they tolerate neither salicylic acid (such as mentioned above) nor essential oils. The selection is quite narrow. Luckily they seem, at least according to my present knowledge, to tolerate both nettle and rose hips! This way you can also provide cats with herbal anti-inflammatories. However, outwardly should only be contemplated, which may also be used internally in cats. Because as we know the little tigers lick really EVERYTHING from their coat that doesn´t belong there. Therefore nettle (as outer and inner treatment), or healing earth are recommendable in their case. Any other liniments based on alcohol, essential oils etc should not be used for the sake of the cat.


Animal reflexology

Animal reflexology

For all the internal organs of our body there are areas of skin that are connected to the organs by their own neural pathways, so-called reflex zones. With the help of animal reflexology we can achieve a positive effect on diseased organs and other affected parts of the body, massaging specific areas.
This does not always have to be painful and can take place with little pressure, gentle brushing and pressing with the fingertips. With the help of acupuncture massage using a stick like the Thermie Roll the effect of animal reflexology may be intensified.

Since the naturopathy in the animal field works just like for humans – the contrary, because the animals do not work with their “mind” against it – the effects are seen often quickly and clearly. Even restless animals go to sleep, yawn, stretch and deepen their breathing in a very short time.

Diseases, pain and blocked energy in physical and mental areas can be identified and the healing is stimulated.

Animal reflexologyIn horses, dogs and cats the most effective reflexology areas are on the head, paws and ears. Only these parts of the body have nerve endings which are sufficiently pronounced. The brain and spinal cord (= energy source) are the main switching areas for energy changes. Here all of the organ zones are displayed and can be treated with the reflexology. Each disease is an energy flow disturbance. With animal reflexology the energy flow is stimulated and thus activates the self-healing power.

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Cat cold treatment home

Cat cold treatment at home

Cat flu is a viral disease that occurs pretty frequently. It is mainly seen in cats with a low natural resistance to this infection. If you want the disease to clear up in your cat, it is not enough just to fight the infection. Your vet will prescribe antibiotics for the treatment of this disease. Since your cat has a reduced resistance, the cat cold often comes back fast (shortly after the antibiotic has impacted). Antibiotics kill bacteria indiscriminately, both good and bad. The animal’s immune system is altered by antibiotic treatment forever.

That’s why it is very important to combat not only the cat flu but the natural resistance (the immune system) should also be strengthened. Animals with a strong natural resistance are less susceptible to this virus. This is also seen in humans: when the natural resistance is low, they get a cold or flu easier. But most vets only fight the virus and do not follow the natural resistance.

Stress and reduced resistance

Cats are very sensitive to stress. If they are under stress, this has often a negative impact on the resistance. Stress occurs for example through a move, holidays, visit the vet, change of family situation (birth of a baby!) or different food.

Cat cold treatment at home: How I eliminated my cat Coco´s cat cold within 5 days.

cat cold treatment home CocoMy cat Coco, 11 months old, was recently sterilized. She was very nervous when we went to the vet and with tears in my eyes I left her shivering with the lady who was going to perform the operation. Three hours later I was able to pick her up and the operation had been a success.
The next day Coco started sneezing, probably due to the stress she had been under or maybe she had caught a virus at the vet, we can´t know, however, a cat cold was definitely happening in her little body.
The vet had given me antibiotics explaining that I ought to give her 2 a day for the next 8 days. I asked whether this was absolutely necessary and she said that this is just to avoid a possible infection after the operation. I decided against the antibiotic treatment as I know that her immune system would suffer and she´d be more prone to viruses and diseases.

When Coco was just a couple of months old she had been sneezing and I gave her a cat cold treatment at home using reflexology. So I applied the same 2min. reflexology sequence this time and after 5 days the sneezing stopped. She is back to her old self, playing loads, running, bullying our 2 other cats.

cat cold treatment at home

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Canine Reflexology and other types of massage for dogs (and cats)

Canine reflexology, reflexology for dogs

Canine Reflexology and other types of massage for dogs (and cats)

A massage helps to activate the self-healing powers, whereby the regeneration is promoted. Depending on the application various forms of massage are used. Below you can read al about canine reflexology and other helpful massage techniques that, in most cases, can also be applied on cats.

Manual massage

The manual massage is the oldest form of treatment. The massage can soothe and relax. The the other hand it can also stimulate and dynamize.

With the hands, special techniques are carried out, stroking, kneading, vibrating, knocking.

Through the massage the blood circulation is promoted, it improves tissue oxygenation, also loosenes or tones the muscles. Pain is being relieved adhesions are being released. Through direct contact, the dog or the cat relaxes mentally. In the process the life functions such as breathing, the cardiovascular system and digestive processes normalize.

Manual techniques are used when stronger structural blockages occur, such as in articulated traction to loosen the bonded joint capsules or the gentle loosening of vertebral blockages or blockages of the hip joint, iliosacral joint.

Passive mobilization

In rehabilitation, the massage takes place after surgery, joint pain, lameness, injuries, muscle tension and scarring e.g after knee surgery.

The passive exercise therapy is the movement of the diseased joints without the animal’s active participation and serves as a preparation for further therapeutic measires. During a passive motion therapy hardened, scar tissues around joints are gently being stretched and mobilized through save range of motion, after they were heated with therapeutic ultrasound.

Active mobilization

The active mobilization calls for a strong collaborations of the animal. In an exercise parcour the animals learn specific movements and coordination. The joints are actively flexed and extended; the proprioception and balance are trained.

The biggest challenge to the entire body is the underwater treadmill. During this process a variety of desired therapeutic goals are achieved at the same time .

canine reflexology for dogsTrigger point massage

The trigger point massage is a special massage for tension and pain. It´s performed on known pain points in the musculature or near the joint.

Lymphatic Drainage

A massage can be applied specifically as a lymphatic drainage also in animals, where congestion edemas are being removed and subsequently the oxygenation of tissues is promoted. It is carried out along the lymph vessels and associated tissue.

Canine Reflexology

In neurological diseases special massage techniques are used, which stimulate reflexology points. The stimulation of the meridians is a form of neuro-massage which can be applied using small objects such as balls or brass pin.

Externally, reflex points of nerve nuclei in the spinal cord are stimulated manually; e.g. animals with complete paralysis of the hind limbs after disc surgery.

Relaxation massage

For working dogs, sporting dogs and older dogs a targeted relaxing massage promotes wellbeing and increases the quality of life. In this case we use a manual therapy and trigger point massage.

How to relieve stress in cats and dogs

How to relieve stress in cats and dogs

how to relieve stress in dogsPets become stressed for many different reasons – travel, unfamiliar guests in the house, being separated during your absence, loud noises like thunder or fireworks, or even from sensing their owner’s mood swings. Because your pet is sensitive to his physical and emotional environment, he may occasionally act out in response with excessive barking, inappropriate elimination, or even destructive chewing, scratching, or aggression. Fortunately you can help your pet deal with stress by lessening the root causes of the stress, and, as needed, using stress relievers.

How to relieve stress in cats and dogs: Choosing the right stress reliever

The Best Essential Oils to relieve stress in cats and dogs

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra). Frankincense is rich in sesquiterpenes, which are molecules that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. This enables this precious oil to carry much-needed oxygen into the brain, as well as stimulating the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. A study carried out in 2008 found that one of the constituents of Frankincense oil – incensole acetate – was found to have properties that lower both anxiety and depressive behavior.

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens). Geranium is an essential oil that helps relieve tension, stress and release negative memories (it works with the liver chakra to release toxins from the body). It also helps to open the mind to new ideas. Can be applied topically or diffused.

Orange (Citrus sinensis). Researchers from Reduce the amount of anti- depressants they took. The orange oil also restored their endocrine and immune systems to normal levels. This oil can be diffused or taken internally.

Sandalwood (Santalum album). Sandalwood has an effect on the brain’s limbic systems. It works well to balance both the emotions and the immune system. May be applied topically or diffused.

essential oils stress relieve cats and dogs

Disclaimer: Anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. Where essential oils are mentioned, it’s recommended you use only pure, unadulterated therapeutic grade essential oils and follow the safety directions of the manufacturer.

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Color Reflex Therapy to relieve stress in cats and dogs

The YELLOW Reflex therapy and Color Therapy can be applied on your pet to help with the stress problems and with any allergy, itching or dry skin they could encounter due to emotional impacts.

Ear mites in cats treatment

Ear mites in cats treatment

When a cat suffers from ear mites, not only the ear is affected, but the entire animal wellbeing is disturbed. The daily agenda gets mixed up, the animal can not sleep as usual and is restless and nervous. Cat ear mites must absolutely be treated as a heavy infestation can even lead to death.
Skin mites cause bald or inflamed skin, sometimes with scabs, which the cat often scratches.

Ear mites in cats: treatment

ear mites in cats treatmentWhen the cat has ear mites the ears of the animal should be cleaned firstly. The scabs can be softened with a little vegetable oil and lightly wiped away after a few hours. Someone who’s got the confidence to do so, and whose animal allows it, can flush out the ears with some warm water. However, it is important to proceed very gently so that the eardrum does not get hurt.

A proven home remedy for ear mites is paraffin oil. This is instilled for about a month every day in the ears of the cat. This smother the mites and the itching is also alleviated.

The antibiotic activity of garlic is known and can be used against mites. For this you crush some garlic cloves, pour a little olive oil on them and let it sink in for one whole day. Then use the garlic oil as the paraffin oil described above.

If skin mites occur you can also put some ointment with panthenol, such as Bepanthen, onto the affected skin, however, it must be ensured that the animal does not lick the ointment. This ointment ensures that the mites suffocate and the itching is alleviated.

If the problem, however, do not improve with these home remedies the cat must see the vet.

cat color ear mitesWhat we can offer you is our Color Light Therapy Protocol for ear mites in cats as a treatment.

Animal health diploma course

Animal health diploma course

The animal health expert´s goal is based on the fundamentals of the species-specific needs of animals.
For this he needs a thorough knowledge of the various correlations that he acquires in an informed and responsible education.
Here the living entity is seen as a whole and a part of the whole. Rather than covering the symptoms, but recognize the causes that have led to ailments.

Statistically, today every second household has at least one pet. More and more people want to reduce their isolation by the affection and company of an animal.
Almost every pet owner is willing to do anything possible to help his animal if it is in need.
Our teachers are vets and therapists with many years of professional experience who would like to pass on their valuable knowledge to our students, as the welfare and health of animals are their main focus .
The training can be completed part-time, as a distance course.
Since a majority is complentary methods, no medical previous knowledge is required.
Everything you need is taught in this course.

What is required of the students to do the animal health diploma course?


Enthusiasm and hard work during the course.
Openness to ​​helping with natural and alternative resources.
Only to act for the benefit of animals, and to do nothing selfish if it could harm the animals.
Only to carry out acts that give the profession of pet health expert the image of an animal friendly person.

Main components of the animal health diploma course

  • Reflexology

  • Acupressure

  • Color Light Therapy

  • Homeopathy

  • Aroma Therapy

  • Diet Therapy

  • Vitamins and Minerals

  • Flower Essentials

  • Herbs

After the animal health diploma course

After the training, there is the opportunity to further develop in certain subjects.

If you like you can complete this training with testing and certification.
However, the completed and passed exams are required for the diploma.
The professional opportunities depend on youself, as in any other profession too.

The animal health diploma course is suitable for:

  • Pet owners,

  • Keepers in animal shelters, zoos, university veterinarians

  • Veterinarians, veterinary assistants

  • Breeders

  • Animal trainers

  • Employees of dog schools and pet shops

  • etc.

animal health diploma coursePrerequisits

The love of animals and the completed 18th birthday.
Other important information you can find here

Syptoms of diabetes in cats

Syptoms of diabetes in cats

Feline diabetes is a metabolic disease and the four-legged friends has to constantly fight with an elevated blood sugar level. Which cats are particularly at risk, and what symptoms the disease brings along, you can find here.

Diabetes in cats: Possible Causes

In addition to the risks of hereditary related strains, certain breeds may be more affected by diabetes than others. Among the endangered breeds are for example, the Burma-cats. Overweight cats are more at risk than normal weight felines, Diabetes also occurs more frequently in neutered male cats and cats older than six years.
Also wrong feeding, for example, sugary foods may favor the disease. In addition, problems with the pancreas and other endocrine glands and the administration of different drugs can be the cause of diabetes in cats. If you notice any of the following symptoms in your cat, you should consult a veterinarian.

Symptoms of diabetes in cats: Pay attention to these signs

symptoms of diabetes in catsDiabetes in cats is often long undetected because in the beginning the disease manifests only mild symptoms. Be therefore sensitive over small changes that you notice in your cat’s behavior. Increased water drinking and frequent discontinuation of urine may indicate, for example, an elevated blood sugar level.

Stump, shaggy coat, fatigue and apathy may also occur in the animal. Cats with diabetes often have cravings while still losing weight. Some felines show a hind leg weakness and difficulty in healing. It becomes dangerous when you discover the following symptoms in your cat:

Acute diabetes symptoms in cats for which you should consult a veterinarian immediately

If life-threatening changes in blood sugar levels, the cat must be treated immediately by a veterinarian. Evidence may be conspicuous apathy, vomiting and confusion. Warning: Possibly dehydration may be threatening your cat´s health. You notice a dehydration by dry mucous membranes, and with a simple test: Pinch your cat´s skin with 2 fingers. If after releasing the skin doesn´t immediately smooth out again, a drying up of the cat is very likely. In case of low blood sugar also restlessness, muscle tremors, convulsions and paralysis may occur.

When you notice early symptoms you can easily eliminate these by applying Color Light Therapy to avoid the illness from becoming threatening to your cat´s health. If your cat is already in veterinarian treatment for Diabetes Color Light Therapy can be used in combination with medication and achive bringing your cats´s health back to balance so that she can live a normal life again.

Our yellow Color Light Therapy Protocol is designed to help your cat with diabetes symptoms. In cojunction with the Tweaklite you will be able to improve your cat´s health.

Prevention is of course the best solution, therefore we recommend to feed your cat good quality pet food and apply the Color Light Therapy regularly to maintain your cat´s health at its best.

Dry skin in dogs, cats and horses – Natural Treatments

Dry skin in pets – Tips and Treatment options

The frequently occurring dry skin of animals can be treated with simple home remedies. Below you will find self-help measures for dry skin in dogs, cats and horses.

In the initial stage, it might still be easy to handle, but later, when the itching leads to real skin problems, it will be difficult. Dry skin usually indicates a health problem of your animal, and usually means that it does not get all the nutrients it needs for healthy skin.


Scratching can indicate dry skin or parasites.

Another cause of the dry skin of a dog might be that you bathe him too often. The chemicals in the shampoo that you use for the dog wash, could strip the natural moisture of the skin. Thereby it is dry. Fortunately, this condition can be corrected with the following simple home remedies. Read how to treat dry skin in dogs, cats and horses and what home remedies there are.

Home remedies for dry skin

The following resources are useful for treating the dry skin of dogs, cats and horses, if the condition is not too bad. If you believe that your pet’s skin is too dry and it is affected by acute itching, seek immediate veterinarian advise. He will give your pet the proper medicine.

Dry skin in dogs natural treatment

Use a special shampoo for dry skin of dogs, cats or horses. Just like our skin tends to dry out in winter, this also applies to the skin of pets. Don´t bathe your dog too often in the winter, and use a shampoo that was made especially for the species. This ensures that his skin no longer dries out more than necessary.

Stroke your pet often. If you pat the animal often, it promotes the distribution of the natural oil on the skin. Thus, the skin is kept moist. You should also often brush the fur to ensure this distribution. By brushing you also rid your pet of scaly skin and promote the formation of new healthy skin.

Optimize the diet of your cat, dog or horse. As already mentioned, the health problems of dometstic animals often result from a deficient diet. So if you notice dry skin in your pet, one of the easiest home remedies, it optimizing the diet. Give your pet quality ​​food, which improves its overall health, skin and fur.

Give a teaspoon of olive oil or flaxseed oil into the food, it has been proven support for dry skin. Flaxseed oil consists of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are a good nutrient for healthy skin.

Try a bath or mask of oatmeal, depending on the animal. Dog health experts recommend to give the dog a 15 minute gelatinous oatmeal bath because it relieves the itching, which is usually the result of dry skin. A cat would probably not allow a bath, and a horse is too big too have a whole oatmeal bath, however giving cats and horses an oatmeal body ´mask´ or scrub will help reduce the itching of the dry skin.

dry skin in cats natural treatmentFind and fight the cause of dry skin in dogs, cats and horses. Sometimes dry skin is caused by the infestation of parasites. For example if you find dry skin on the ears of your pet, he probably has mites. This causes the itching and the associated dry skin. Dip a cotton ball in mineral oil and spread it on the infected area to get rid of the mites.

Put olive oil on the affected areas. Normally, you will only notice dry skin in one place and not all over the body. Many people notice, for example, dry patches only on the nose of their pet, without regard to any other disease. This can be easily treated by dipping a cotton swab in olive oil and applying it on the affected area. Do this as often as necessary.

These tips for the treatment of dry skin in dogs, cats and horse are very simple and easy to follow. As mentioned above, you should consult your veterinarian if you notice dry skin in your pet and the treatment using home remedies is not successful. In some cases, dry skin and other skin diseases in dogs, cats and horses can be a symptom of other health problems. Too dry skin also attracts fleas and other insects that can aggravate the condition yet. Treat the problem therefore immediately if you notice it, either with the presented home remedies or by a veterinarian.