Canine Dermatitis: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment | Probiotic Spray MicroMed
Dermatitis is a generalisation of any skin condition whereby there is inflammation present, and will continue to be used until such time as a diagnosis is given where a more specific term can be applied. There is a rising incidence of this condition, whereby there can be varied triggers such as different foods, environmental irritants which can range from your dog coming in contact with glyphosate spray on its daily walks, to wandering dew irritation, to pollen irritation or insect bites, alongside secondary infection creating the dermatitis.
A dog with dermatitis usually displays itchiness (pruritus), scaling and inflammation where abnormal redness is evident. Secondary bacterial or fungal issues may arise due to any broken skin and instead of just being in the superficial layer of skin (epidermis) this could progress to the deeper layer of skin (dermis) where pus, or fluid discharge could occur.
Veterinary medicine recommends identifying and avoiding the causative component, and will often prescribe cortico-steroids or other drugs.
MicroMed Note: Dermatitis is a sign of a system out of balance. If we determine where this imbalance originates it is likely to have begun in the gut, through a process of microbial alteration, leading to inflammation, low immunity and possibly this in turn leading to a Leaky Gut, also known as Intestinal Permeability. This is where the gut becomes too permeable and substances that should not gain access to the bloodstream do so and this in turn sets up an accumulating immune reaction. It is little wonder that dermatitis is evident when there are so many animals with such compromised gastro-intestinal tracts. Re-establishment of microbial balance is necessary, to help reduce inflammation, strengthen immunity and restore equilibrium. Studies show that microbial balance can affect whole body health - or disease - so it may be wise to commence MicroMed's Everyday Care Probiotic, for a period of two months to re-establish the correct balance of microbes in order to deter detrimental organisms from taking hold.
From a natural medicine perspective, where there is inflammation on the outside there will be inflammation on the inside and this must be addressed through improving the diet. In particular, introducing bone broth to the diet, with its high collagen content for repair is indicated. In addition, re-establishing microbial balance is imperative.