How to Treat Dog Dry Skin with Aloe Vera
The use of Aloe Vera to treat dog dry skin is not a recent development; it has survived several centuries with its effectiveness still unquestioned.
Doctors are often quick to warn against delay in attending to dry skin problem in dogs. The disease has a high tendency of spreading all over the coat as dogs have the instinct of scratching affected areas thus aiding the spread. Most dogs that suffer from vitamin deficiency often end up having dry skin. The rich concentrated amino acid in Aloe Vera plant is about the only substance capable of moistening a dog’s dry skin and driving in a healing process devoid of side effects.
You can easily spot potted Aloe Vera plants in a number of homes in Europe and Asia. Its spike skinned leaves makes it conspicuous among other plants. Veterinarians over the years seem to have reached a consensus in their opinion that this natural therapy is by far the best among other forms of treating itchy dogs’ skin; some went a little further by describing its healing process as magical. Truly, one cannot but be impressed with the short space of time and perfection that accompany the healing process. Experts insist that the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property of Aloe Vera holds the secret to the cure including the replacement of the infected ugly surface with a better covering as good as those of the skin areas not affected.
In administering the gel, affected area should be properly washed with lukewarm water. Then, the area should be wrapped with aluminum foil to prevent the dog from licking the surface on which the gel is placed. The aluminum foil should only be removed after 15 minutes of applying the gel. This way, the gel healing power penetrates the skin and in no time gets rid of the disease. This step should be done three times in a day. While some people contact expert veterinarians to administer this treatment on their dogs, you can do this yourself except if your dog’s case required more care. Complete cure of itchy dog’s skin using Aloe Vera takes an average of 4 days.
Apart from getting rid of dog dry skin, Aloe Vera is also a viable treatment for hot spots, eczema, skin rashes and skin allergy. Studies reveal that Aloe Vera contains an enzyme capable of reducing inflammatory proteins developments in skin cells. This is one reason veterinarians use it in effectively treating wounds and swelling in dogs.
While experts encourage early treatment of dog dry skin, the use of Aloe Vera gel will ensure long lasting cure and a smooth natural dog’s coat.