Jack Russell skin alergy natural treatment
Eyes rubbed sore and red
You can see eyes rubbed raw and hair on her legs is gone
Alergic to food? You have to be kidding me!
When my Jack Russell Terrier was six months old she developed a terrible skin disorder. She had to have steroids and antibiotics and the vet suggested putting her on a special diet of hypoallergenic dog food. Not only was she too sick to get the rest of her shots but after the medicine and dog food I couldn't afford them anyway.
She is now three years old and has had many trips to the vet. I gave her the steroids only when she was itching really bad. She would rub herself on the carpet and cause herself to get an infection. I spent hundreds of dollars at the vet but her condition did not improve -- partly because my husband could not resist giving her bites of his steak and other things she was not supposed to eat.
I was out of her steroid medicine and I couldn't afford to take her to the vet. I had discovered by a similar accident that garlic kills cold sores so I thought maybe it would help my little JRT. She had licked the hair off her legs, she had rubbed the hair off her stomach and her eyes -- she was pathetic.
I took three or four large cloves of garlic and put them in a garlic press and then chopped them really fine. I then put them into a little bit of olive oil. I let it sit for about an hour.
I then put her in the double sink (in my basement) and rubbed the garlic and oil on all of the affected areas. I was afraid the garlic would sting her but I think the olive oil helped to sooth her skin because she did not show any sign of pain. I left it on her for ten minutes.
I then rinsed her and washed her with special oatmeal shampoo from the vet -- very expensive.
She showed great improvement.
A few days later I did it again except that I used honey instead of oil because I felt that the honey would help the garlic stick to her skin better and honey is an astringent and has healing vitamins and minerals. I had used all the expensive oatmeal shampoo so I just rinsed her off really well.
She was greatly improved. She did not get infected like she usually did and the itching was much better. Even an ordinary bath will help keep infection down.
Since I had no oatmeal shampoo I decided to make an oatmeal mixture. I put a half cup of oatmeal in a bowl and poured a cup and a half of cold green tea on it. I let it sit for about 6 hours -- this was to release the enzymes in the oatmeal.
I took her to the sink and scooped the oatmeal in my hands and rubbed it on the affected parts of her body -- the stomach, legs, neck and face, but keep it away from the eyes. I let it stay on her about ten minutes. I rinsed her well.
I did this for several days and now she is practically normal.
If your Jack Russell has skin trouble you might want to try garlic and honey baths and then a few days later the oatmeal baths. I have spent hundreds of dollars on medicine and tests but this treatment has worked far better than anything else, and unlike the steroids, garlic, honey and oatmeal are not harmful.
Her skin is clearing up and her fur is growing back, she has eyelashes again, and I will be giving her another oatmeal treatment soon. After three years I am happy to see her have some relief.
Once again I cannot believe how effective garlic is in killing viruses and bacteria. The oatmeal is calming and soothing and the honey is an astringent and has vitamins and minerals. This worked on my little Jack Russell who was plagued with skin problems maybe it would help yours. Had I not run out of money and not studied herbs and natural cures I would not have discovered this treatment.
Baby Shampoo can be used to bath a dog with sensitive skin (in most cases). My new vet recommended using baby shampoo because it is so mild and does not sting the eyes. It is what I use when she is not having a major alergy attack, or when her skin is just slightly irratated. It is a nice gentle cleaning to keep irratated areas clean and free of infection.
If you want to try this treatment in an effort to relieve your dog of miserable scratching and skin irritation do the following:
- Combine crushed chopped garlic and honey. Rub generously on dogs affected areas wait ten minutes. Keep away from dog's eyes. Rinse thoroughly.
- Do this two times. About three days apart.
- Use oatmeal mixture three days later and then once a week until condition is cleared.
- One half cup of oatmeal and one cup of cold green tea. Let stand for six hours at room temperature. Then apply to affected areas. Keep away from dog's eyes. Rinse well.
I have spent two hundred dollars a visit at the vet for three years and this treatment has kept the itching and scratching under control. These simple remedies here and on my other sites seem way to simple to work and perhaps they will not work for you but I can only say that my Jack Russell is now relieved of her scratching and infections. Give it a try if your dog is suffering like my dog was -- what have you got to lose? Garlic is amazing in its ability to kill viruses and bacteria. I no longer underestimate natural cures.