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Herbal treatments to help soothe bites or stings from insects such as mosquitoes on cats and dogs.

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. Animal and plant botanicals, natural antibiotics, proteins, co-enzymes and trace minerals including copper, zinc, and iron help support and maintain the skin's ability to withstand and repair the effects of topical skin wounds, bites, scars, burns and environmental exposure to bacterial and viral toxins, antigens and  microorganisms.

Pets are often targets for mosquito during the warmer months. Mosquitoes are tiny insects that breed in water which can range from tide water pools, sewage effluent ponds, ditches or bird baths in order to survive.

Dogs and cats of all ages and breeds are often susceptible to insect stings and bites. During the warmer months, your pet will naturally spend more time outdoors, and you will also discover that during this time, insects such as wasps, bees and mosquitoes are most active. When your pet is stung by an insect, the affected area swells and becomes inflamed.

In some cases, your cat or dog may even experience an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions may be mild or severe. A mild reaction may bring about symptoms of a fever, loss of appetite or lethargy but usually resolves on its own. More severe allergic reactions may cause inflammation and redness around the eyes, on the lips or neck.

Very often, this allergic reaction may look like hives and is very itchy. They may also experience breathing difficulties, vomit or seizures. If your pet swallows the insect, the insect may sting your pet internally and this may lead to anaphylactic shock.

Pets are often targets for mosquito during the warmer months. Mosquitoes are tiny insects that breed in water which can range from tide water pools, sewage effluent ponds, ditches or bird baths in order to survive.

They live in places that are humid with high temperatures, and over 150 different species of mosquitoes can be found in the United States. Only the adult female mosquito feeds on animals and humans while the male mosquito feeds on plants. The female has to feed on an animal to obtain enough blood to produce eggs. Without a blood meal, the mosquito will die.

Mosquitoes spread diseases such as the West Nile virus and heartworm disease. Although West Nile virus is rare, dogs and cats can develop this disease and symptoms include fever, lethargy, muscle weakness, spasm, paralysis, seizures or depression. Heartworm disease can be transmitted by the bite of a mosquito and is a serious, life threatening disease that frequently affects dogs and cats.
Mosquitoes carry parasitic worms which live in the heart and pulmonary arteries of animals. These pests also cause skin irritation and inflammation as well as allergic reactions. When a mosquito bites your pet, the affected areas are the nose, ears and pads of the feet. Swelling, tenderness, redness, lesions, raw ulcers, and crusts will develop on the affected area.

Protection from mosquito bites is the best form of defense for your pet. Ensure that your dog or cat is vaccinated against heartworm for up to six months. Use cat and dog mosquito repellants recommended by your vet and avoid using products that contain DEET. Keep animals indoors during mosquito season and seal your home with good screens to prevent you and your pet from being bitten.

A highly recommended chemical-free and water resistant product is the Shoo! Tag brand, which are available for dogs and cats for mosquito protection as well as flea and tick options.

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies are used to treat all types of stings and bites, to promote healing, as a safe, gentle alternative to the harsh side effects of chemical based products, to reduce skin irritation, inflammation and swelling, for its antiseptic properties for cleaning wounds, cuts, bites & bee stings and to  cleanse, soothe, calm and support skin function.

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, insect 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).

Skin Nirvana – (learn more) functions as a natural antibiotic, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, immune modular and antioxidant to help  repair the effects of topical skin wounds, scars, burns, hot spots, allergies, insect bites, environmental exposure to toxins, antigens and microorganisms, both bacterial and viral, containing a natural antiobitic base capable of fighting skin bacteria related to Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomona Aeruginosa and Propionibacterium acnes.

I Feel Good! –  (learn more) promotes healthy immune response, to reduce inflammation, to provide dermal support and growth of healthy cells and tissues in the body’s defense mechanism, to reduce the histamine trigger for contact allergies, for seasonal and chronic allergens, pathogens, skin rashes, infections, hot spots, inflammation, swelling, hair loss, itching and geriatria (dull coat, lethargy), for all types of arthritis, including Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis, Osteroporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and symptoms associated with rheumatism, including pain, strains, injuries, muscle pain, swelling and lack of mobility.

There are several ways to prevent mosquito bites in pets and these include:

Keep your pets away from standing water such as ponds, ditches, birdbaths, pet bowls, gutters, storm drains, and plant saucers

Keep your pet indoors around dawn and dusk, because that is when many mosquito species feed.

Get rid of potential breeding sites for mosquitoes

Use a good insect repellant recommended by your vet and avoid using DEET on your pet

Never use mosquito repellants designed for humans

Make sure that your pet is vaccinated against heartworms

Invest in a propane powered mosquito trap to reduce mosquito bites


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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.

Conventional Remedies:

Always inspect your pet carefully after he has been outside and be aware of any physical or behavioral changes. Consult your vet immediately.

Antihistamines may be prescribed to prevent any serious complications or the stinger will be removed using a pair of tweezers.


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