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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

Herbal skin soothing treatments for cats and dogs allergic to plants such as poison oak and ivy.

Nutrition plays a major role in skin and bone health. Healthy skin and bones are a result of a well-functioning, synchronized effort by the immune system, tissues and organs in the body, and plant botanicals provide skin support, help to maintain the skin’s ability to withstand and repair the effects of topical skin wounds, scars, burns, environmental exposure to toxins and bacterial antigens and microorganisms.


Poison oak and poison ivy are plants that contain a toxic principle – urushiol. This toxin resides in the plant sap – often coming into contact with animals and pets. While animals are fairly resilient to the toxin, they can transmit the toxin to their owner.

Pets will most likely encounter the plant in wooded areas, and rub against it (seldom ingesting it). The sap tends to stick to the coat of the animal and in this way is transferred to human skin when the p
et is petted.

While extreme allergic reactions to poison ivy are unlikely, watch for the following in your pets:

Red inflamed skin

Itchiness

Raised bumps or swellings on the skin

Vomiting or diarrhea if plant is ingested

If your animal develops a severe reaction to the plant, or if it has been ingested, seek veterinary care. This should also be done if you pet is vomiting, has diarrhea or weakness. The diagnosis is based on known exposure or ingestion of the plant.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal and marine treatments are used as a pet first aid antiseptic and cleansing properties for cleaning wounds, cuts, bites and bee stings in cats and dogs, for animals suffering from poison ivy and to help treat skin infections, to support skin health and soothe agitated skin, to promote a healthy immune system, to reduce the risk of infection and treat the presence of bacterial infections.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, provides cellular support of tissue, skin and coat, for gastrointestinal distress, as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers and tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations, and in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis and Chronic Lyme disease (CLD).

Shake Ur Groove Thing! – (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function and purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification, used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating, supports correct balance of intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system, for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities, as a general skin support, and provides a healthy solution for waste and toxin removal, including pesticides, environmental toxins, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids.


Love Your Liver - (learn more) promotes the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys and bladder, facilitates rental and digestive excretions, provides protection and detoxification from insecticides, toxins, vaccinations, an inappropriate diet and an excess of food, relieves symptoms such as pressure, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and flatulence, regulates kidney acid/alkaline levels, for hepatic lipidosis, Fatty Liver Disease (FLD),  Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS) and Feline cholangiohepatitis.

If your pet has come into contact with poison ivy, bathing and rinsing for at least 10 minutes is recommended until the skin is soothed and sap is removed (wear gloves so you do not come in contact with the sap and remember to rinse out the tub!)

If you suspect your pet has ingested the plant, monitor them for vomiting, lack of appetite or diarrhea.

Do not give them medications until you have consulted with your vet.

Do not allow your pet to freely roam.

When on vacation, take care to avoid poison oak or poison ivy plants.

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All Shins & Grins – (learn more) supports the skin’s ability to withstand environmental toxin, antigen and microorganism exposure due to its Vitamin C and antioxidant content, promotes optimal immune response, promotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat, reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support.

Conventional Remedies:

Treatment depends on how bad the reaction is – for animals with skin irritation, prolonged bathing and rinsing, lasting at least 10 minutes, is recommended. For those animals that have eaten the plant, hospitalization may be necessary with activated charcoal administered if plant material is present in the stomach.

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