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Ringworm

Herbal treatments to help address rash and symtpoms related to ringworm infections in dogs and cats

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The immune system is a complex array of cells that are found throughout the body. Immune cells are designed to function with all other cells throughout the animal body to provide a fortified defense against unwanted invaders. The immune system is tasked with balanced function and is not meant to be stimulated or suppressed. In cases of dyfunction, a dog or cat rquires whole body systemic support to help  nudge immunity back toward balance.

Ringworm, also referred to as dermaphytosis, is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin. It typically affects the scalp, body and nails. Ringworm tends to affect younger animals more frequently but pets with weakened immune systems or pre-existing skin problems are more susceptible to ringworm.

Ringworm infection is transmitted directly from one animal to another. Pets may also spread the infection to people or it may be spread from person to person. Because fungi is part of our environments, pes may also spread ringworm by sharing bowls, bedding, grass, sleeping areas, etc. 

There are a number of things that you can do to prevent ringworm in both dogs and cats and these include:

Feed your pet a premium raw, home cooked, dehydrated, freeze dried or premium kibble diet that is free of corn, wheat, soy, preseratives and inferior proteins

Give your pet fresh, clean, filtered water DAILY for your pet to flush out toxins and  to prevent dehydration

Practice good sanitation habits such as regularly disinfecting and cleaning your pet’s food and water bowls as well as sleeping environment

Do not share your pet’s food bowls, grooming items, blankets or toys with other pets

Bath or spray your pet with an antifungal repellant upon his return from cat or dog shows as well communal kennels and catteries

Wash your hands thoroughly after handling pets

Avoid exposing a dog or cat with ringworm to other animals or people

Make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are updated regularly

Visit your vet annually for routine check ups and to ensure the overall health and wellbeing of your pet

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal nutrition has been used for millennia to help address fungal infection, to help address ringworm, to help regulate dermal fungus to keep in the normal range to maintain skin health, to help promote immune function, to act as a digestive tonic and help rid the system of worms by promoting regular digestive cleansing, to restore digestive health after parasitic infections, to discourage pests and to act as natural parasite repellants, to promote digestive, skin and immune health, detoxification and to cleanse the blood.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abscess, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, viruses, bacteria, fungi and germs; for bleeding & hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, GERD, esophaghitis & other degenerative conditions of the larynx, throat and nerves; as a neurasthenic for nerve pain and pain associated with wounds and injury; documented anesthetic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidysenteric, antifungal, antihemorrhagic, antileukemic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antitumorous, antiviral, neurasthenic and vulnerary (wound healer); for DNA and RNA viruses; used holistically to address respiratory viruses A and B (RSV) and influenza virus A (FLU-A) and para-influenza (PIV); inhibits bacterial and microbial skin fungus infections related to Staphylococcus aurous, S. epidermis and other gram negative bacteria such as enterobacteria, citrobacteria, salmonella; helps provide cellular support of tissue, skin & coat; for gastrointestinal distress; as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers & tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations (important in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis & Chronic Lyme disease (CLD); and may help remove plague and tartar upon application to help support healthy teeth and gum.  

Shake Ur Groove Thing  (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function, purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification; waste and toxin removal, including pesticides, environmental toxins found inside and outside the home, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids; helps remove inorganic synthetic and derivative compounds from an animal’s cell walls to help reduce toxic load in the body; also used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating; helps support a correct balance of native intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system; promotes immune balance and helps to limit inflammation, which is important in disease prevention; used holistically for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities and as a general skin support. 

Flea, Tick & Pest Defense Meal Topper for Dogs and Cats* - (learn more) is used as a natural insect repellent, insecticide and anti-parasitic, without harsh chemicals; natural plants creates a pH balance in the blood that naturally repels fleas, mosquitoes and ticks; may help address all types of bug, flea and tick bites and irritations; as a natural plant liquid “band aid, use may help heal and seal  and heals all types of wounds, abrasions, rashes, cuts, hot spots and infections, including bacterial, fungal, viral or microbial in origin; may help lessen and/or limit itching, inflammation and infection due it’s strongly anti-hemorrhagic, insecticide, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-septic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, larvacidal, anti-parasitic, vermifuge (removes worms from organs) and pain relieving plant actions; nutritional content may help boost immune health and may stimulate collagen production and cellular repair matrix of skin and coat; safe for all life stages dogs and cats.

 

First Aid & Wound Meal Topper for Dogs and Cats* - (learn more) is used holistically to help provide relief against external and internal wounds, cuts, bites, hot spots, bites, infections, bruises, scrapes, abscess, cellulitis, allergic responses and more; as a hemostatic which may help stop bleeding on contact; may help promote collagen production, cellular repair and wound healing up to 30 times faster than without use; may help accelerate wound healing and combat infection; may be used internally or externally for bacterial, fungal and microbial infections as well as for its anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties; used holistically for its action on intestinal parasites, which are known to compromise immune health; may help as an adjunctive to help address acute and chronic diseases related to bacteria, germs, fungus and viruses, including retrovirus; cytomegalovirus; E. Coli; Staph; Bacillus subtilis and DNA and RNA viruses and as a holistic adjunctive for cases of rabies.

 

 

 

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnosis is based on the appearance of the skin as well as performing certain diagnostic tests. Tests such as a complete blood count (CBC), biochemical profile, urinalysis and fungal culture may be performed. In addition, further tests such as a Woods lamp examination as well as microscopic examination of hairs may also be performed to confirm the diagnosis of ringworm.

Treatment involves various oral and topical medications, vaccinations against ringworm as well as proper hygiene and sanitation of your home and pet’s environment. In some pets, ringworm resolves by itself. However, medications can cure the infection and speed recovery. Oral medications such as Griseofulvin, Ketoconazole or lufenuron may be prescribed but have been known to cause serious side effects.

Topical treatments such as shampoos and anti-fungal creams are used to reduce infection in other people and animals. Your pet’s hair will be clipped in order for treatment to be more effective.

While vaccinations for ringworm are available, they are not effective alone and should be used in conjunction with oral or topical therapy. Make sure that you clean your home and pet’s environment thoroughly with sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach) and avoid contact with other pets.

 

 

 

 

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