Eczema in Pets: Causes, Symptoms, and Relieving with Hemp 4 Paws
Does your furry family member suffer from inflamed, dry, and itchy skin flare-ups? They may be suffering from eczema or atopic dermatitis.
Eczema refers to a group of skin diseases that cause skin inflammation and irritation, such as atopic dermatitis.
What causes eczema?
Eczema is caused by an overactive immune system that gets triggered into perceiving a threat to the body. When this happens it produces inflammation to protect the area – this inflammation is what causes the red, itchy flare-ups.
Symptoms of eczema
- Dry and itchy skin
- Red or grey skin patches
- Small raised bumps
- Rough and scaly skin
- Raw, sensitive skin which worsens the more it’s scratched
Common eczema triggers
Triggers that may cause or worsen eczema can include normally harmless substances like grass, mold spores, house dust mites, and other environmental allergens, harsh fragrances (soaps/detergents, etc.), stress, extreme weather conditions, and more. While some of these are not possible to avoid, becoming aware of possible triggers can help to reduce the severity of outbreaks.
The most common areas that these flare-ups occur on pups include; behind their ears, on their feet, underbelly, nose, underarms, and base of their tail.
Treatment for Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis
Since eczema is both a chronic and a dermatological condition combining a daily dose of our tinctures and applying our Skin Therapy lotion to affected areas can be very effective for relieving eczema and atopic dermatitis symptoms.
The active ingredient in our products interact with your pet’s endocannabinoid system, which all living creatures have. This system is predominantly made up of 2 types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) that are found throughout your pets body (including brain, skin, immune system, joint cells, etc.) and play a major role in their nervous, immune, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, and digestive systems.
Through this connection, our tinctures active hemp ingredient can rebalance the immune system to positively affect its response that causes eczema. It can also mitigate triggers such as stress anxiety, and with its antioxidant properties it can help restore their skin’s natural barrier.
While our Skin Therapy lotion can help with targeted relief from the outside. It’s is made with all-natural ingredients including:
- Active hemp ingredient which connects to the cannabinoid receptors in your pet’s skin help moisturize and reduce skin inflammation and redness.
- Organic Hemp Seed Oil can help to hydrate and regulate your pet’s oil production to keep their skin hydrated longer.
- Shea Butter has anti-inflammatory and healing properties that can soften, hydrate, and repair your pet’s skin as well as regenerate their skin, revitalizing the tissues and restoring elasticity.
Our products provide a great natural choice for relieving your pet’s eczema symptoms.
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