Allergic Skin Reactions on Paws & Legs
Aardora helps speed healing in three ways. First, as a powerful, all-natural antimicrobial dressing, it protects your pet's damaged paw from harmful germs (bacteria and fungus). Second, Aardora's superior moisturizers quickly soothe irritation, redness and swelling to deter licking and rubbing throughout the healing process. Lastly, Aardora’s Active Earth Elements™ draw toxins and allergens away from the area while providing essential mineral nutrients. Guaranteed results with no reported side effects.
Allergic Skin Reactions & Common Causes:
Although people mostly worry about human allergies towards pets, it is not uncommon for pets to develop allergies of their own.
Allergic skin reactions, also referred to as Contact Dermatitis, occur in pets that have a hypersensitivity to certain substances in their daily environment. These substances may include vaccinations, antibiotics, a particular food, specific metal, a household material such as carpet wool or a room deodorizer.
Additionally, pets may develop Irritant Contact dermatitis as a reaction to exposure to toxins such as household cleaners, fertilizers, road salt or other acidic substances. All of these substances can easily transfer to your pet's paws while they're out for a walk or lounging about the house.
After an allergic skin reaction, your pet's paws will appear itchy, inflamed, red and moist (from licking.) Bothersome welts might develop on the bottom of their feet, and in more severe cases, your pet’s face or eyes will appear swollen (from being rubbed against paws in a scratching-attempt). In addition to itchy skin, your pet’s paw-rash might be sparsely-haired from over-scratching and over-licking, and it may have small red bumps or blisters. If this is the case, treat your pet's skin immediately and make efforts to deter their access to the wound site by using a muzzle or cone. And, monitor your dog frequently daily to make sure that the lesions are not expanding.
How to Care for a Pet with an Allergic Skin Reaction:
To relieve your pet’s paw discomfort, use a fast-acting and soothing topical cream to manage any itch, dry skin or redness. A topical (surface) skin protectant, such as Aardora, will also lower your pet’s risk of infection, particularly if their paws are over-irritated. And, of course, treating your pet with an extra dose of TLC (tender loving care) will help him or her to heal more comfortably. Surround your loved one with its favorite toys, pillows, etc.
After taking steps to make your pet more comfortable, your second goal should be to identify the potential allergens / irritants and remove them from your pet's environment. If the allergen is a common item (eg: wool, metal, wood, dust), then try keeping your pet in a sterile room of the house until their allergies subside and the wounds have healed. During the healing period, be wary of any lurking bacteria in your pet’s daily environment that may pose a risk for infecting the rash. Serve your pet’s food and water from stainless steel dishes that are washed daily, clean your pet's bedding, use a hypoallergenic shampoo on your pet's fur and, if possible, restrict outdoor playtime to paved surfaces that are free from grass, flowers and other potential allergens.