Hi, my dog has a smelly oily patch on his back, it also looks a bit scaby sometimes. The vet said its a fungi and gave me ointment to put on it but it doesn't work. He gets washed every few weeks and I always pay extra attention to this patch. I use an oatmeal shampoo for sensive skin on him - it is ok for a day then goes yucky again. I hope you can help me with this problem.
Hi thanks for your question. Essential oils would be a good option to try with your dog, but it is very important to address the dog's diet first. If this is not done, you will only mask the symptoms and the underlying problem could continue to reoccur.
If you are not already doing so, I suggest you look at the BARF (Bones and Raw Food) for dogs. All this means is to feed your dog a diet of all raw food, mostly RAW meat (including bones) and some fruit and vegetables. This is the food that dogs would naturally eat out in the wild and we can mimic this in the home environment to assist our dog's health and wellbeing.
Secondly, I would include a supplement that is specifically designed for skin support. We have had AMAZING results with using an essential oil supplement called "Sulfurzyme." We have found the dogs only need two capsules to start seeing a change in skin conditions.
Sulfurzyme is a blend of MSM (a natural sulfur compound) and copaiba essential oil (which contains beta caryophyllene - a natural anti-inflammatory). It also contains Ning Xia wolfberries for added vitamins and minerals, and to make the MSM more bioavailable to the body. This product is suitable for humans and animals.
I would also be bathing the dog in Thieves Cleaner on a regular basis - Thieves is a blend of highly antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial essential oils. It is also non-toxic, natural and a wonderful scent of course!
Topically, roman chamomile and lavender essential oil will help to help the skin and help with any discomfort.
It is extremely important that you only use high qaulity Young Living Essential Oils (holistic vets only choose this brand) as you could make the condition worse by using inferior quality essential oils.
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Best wishes to you and your dog.
Essential Oil Goddess
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