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Skin irritations & wounds in dogs

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Skin irritations and sores in dogs can be caused by various factors such as allergies, injuries or parasites. It is important to recognise signs of such problems early and act accordingly to maintain your dog’s well-being. With the right care and treatment, skin irritations and sores can be treated well in most cases.

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Skin irritations and sores in dogs can be caused by a variety of factors, including allergies, infections, parasites, injuries and even excessive licking or scratching. As a responsible dog owner, it is important to pay attention to your dog’s skin health and see a vet if you notice any signs of skin irritation or injury.

On this page you will find tips and advice on how to treat skin irritations and wounds in your dog.

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Skin irritations & sores in dogs: Find the cause

Pay attention to conspicuous behaviour of your dog, such as intense licking of a spot. But intense scratching can also be a good indication. Regular grooming and brushing can reveal irritated skin areas early on. The most common causes include fleas, ticks, grass mites, allergies and infections with bacteria or yeast fungi. It makes sense to consult a vet to get an exact diagnosis and to find the best treatment.

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How to keep your dog's wounds clean

To take the best care of your dog’s affected skin, it is important to keep the area dry and clean. If possible, shave the area to facilitate cleaning. Our SILVER SPRAY is excellent for cleaning the wound afterwards without causing pain.

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Support skin & wound regeneration in dogs

When healing skin irritations and wounds, the skin performs a real feat. Herbal substances can help to promote the regeneration of the skin. This is exactly why we have developed our First Aid Serum. It contains various herbal ingredients that help the skin to regenerate.

When to go to the vet?

  • Persistent itching
  • Persistent reddening of the skin
  • Weeping or purulent skin
  • Heavily bleeding or deep wounds
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General questions about skin irritations & wounds in dogs

What are the most common causes of skin irritations and wounds in dogs?

The most common causes are allergies, parasites such as fleas and ticks, infections caused by bacteria or yeast fungi, and injuries.

How do I recognise skin irritations and wounds in my dog?

Signs of skin irritation and wounds include itching, redness, swelling, hair loss or open wounds. Watch for changes in behaviour and consult a veterinarian if suspected.

How do I treat skin irritations and wounds in my dog?

Treatment depends on the cause and should be individualised. However, there are some general measures, such as keeping the affected area clean and dry and applying disinfectants and wound ointments. For open wounds, in some cases a suture or bandage is necessary to protect the wound.

When do I use the silver cream, when the silver spray and when the First Aid balm?

Silver spray is used for immediate disinfection of scratches, small cuts or abrasions, is painless and "rinses" or cleanses. In case of acute need, the silver spray should therefore always be the first and quick choice.

The silver cream disinfects with microsilver and forms a protective layer on the skin. The silver cream is ideal for use after the silver spray. It brings the skin flora back into balance and supports skin recovery. The contained MICROSILVER (not nano silver!) ensures that the dog's skin can regenerate particularly well under a protective film as silver. This effect - the QUICK RECOVERY EFFICIENCY EFFECT (QRE) - is optimised by the silver, so the skin is protected and regeneration is accelerated at the same time.

The First Aid Balm soothes dry & irritated skin and intensively moisturises it with hyaluron. It is used to care for very dry, flaky or itchy skin and acts like a highly nourishing and moisturising serum. It can be used for long-term care of stressed or irritated skin.

When should I take my dog to the vet for skin irritations and wounds?

In case of severe skin irritations and deep wounds, you should consult a vet immediately. If symptoms persist for more than two days or worsen, a visit to the vet is also advisable. Early diagnosis and treatment can speed up your dog's recovery and reduce the risk of complications.

How do I promote the regeneration of my dog’s skin?

Certain herbal ingredients such as evening primrose, calendula or aloe vera can support the regeneration of the skin. Our First Aid Serum with these ingredients can help.

Can I give my dog pain relief for skin irritations and wounds?

Yes, there are special painkillers for dogs that can be prescribed by the vet. In some cases, alternative treatments such as acupuncture or physiotherapy can also help. However, always discuss any use of painkillers on your dog with your vet first.

How do I avoid skin irritations and wounds on my dog?

A healthy lifestyle with sufficient exercise and a balanced diet can strengthen the immune system and reduce the risk of skin irritations and sores. In addition, the dog should be checked regularly for parasites, such as fleas and ticks, and these should be removed as soon as possible to prevent skin irritations and sores in your dog.

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