What is flea bite dermatitis?
Fleas are an extremely common parasite among dogs and cats. Some pets suffer very little from the bites of these creatures but a number of less fortunate pets develop an allergic reaction to flea saliva, leading to a severe skin reaction known as flea bite dermatitis. Fleas bite their host animal and suck the blood for nutrition, leaving saliva behind under the petís skin. Recent scientific studies have shown that flea saliva contains around 15 different allergens that can cause reactions in sensitive dogs and cats.
The common problem of flea bite dermatitis affects both cats and dogs of all ages, genders and breeds. In pets with this condition, the flea bites themselves generally become red, swollen and severely itchy. This leads to chronic inflammation and scratching of the skin as well as ongoing discomfort for your pet.
How do I know whether my pet has flea bite dermatitis?
Dogs and cats with flea bite dermatitis generally show signs of chronic biting, scratching and rubbing their skin, especially around the base of the tail. This may, in turn, lead to hair loss and thinning of the coat. The skin may appear red and inflamed. A flea allergy will also be noticeably seasonal and cause worse symptoms during summer and fall when fleas are most prolific.
To get to the root cause of this condition it is important to rid your pet of fleas entirely. Many flea-control products available in pet-stores including flea collars, sprays and shampoos are very effective when used regularly.
For treating your petís skin that has already suffered the ravages of flea bite dermatitis, topical hydrocortisone products are usually used for dermatitis, but these can cause adverse side-effects, especially when used regularly.
What is FleaDerm?
FleaDerm contains a blend of natural ingredients in an herbal cream and will effectively treat, soothe and prevent flea bite dermatitis in dogs and cats, without the side effects of prescription creams for this condition.
What are the Ingredients?
Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) was regarded by ancient Anglo-Saxons as one of the nine sacred herbs given to the world. In modern times it is widely used as a gentle cleansing, anti-inflammatory and soothing herb.
Galium aperine (Cleavers) is an herb which has been used in folk medicine for many centuries as a cleansing tonic and lymphatic cleanser and blood purifier. Regular use helps to expel toxins from the body and therefore assist in the treatment of chronic skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and allergic dermatitis.
Calendula officinalis (Marigold) is an herbal ingredient used to treat skin problems and promote healing of wounds. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and prevents infection with its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Marigold has been shown to assist the regeneration of damaged skin tissue.
Hamamelis virginianum (Witchhazel) is excellent for reducing inflammation, bleeding and pain. It has long been used by Native Americans to relieve the pain, swelling, bruising, & bleeding of external injuries. Witchhazel also has anti-bacterial properties which help to prevent infection.
Graphites (30C) This homeopathic remedy is beneficial for skin ailments, such as chronic skin sores, dermatitis, slow healing wounds and scar tissue. Also widely used to treat severely dry and cracked skin due to its excellent skin conditioning properties.
How do I use FleaDerm?
FleaDerm comes in a topical cream form and is easily applied directly onto the affected areas.
After cleansing, apply to affected area three times daily. Cleansing with Clenzor is recommended.
NOTE: For external use only. Please consult your veterinarian should symptoms persist.
It is also recommended that this product be used together with Immunity & Liver Support. A strong immune system will help to ward off the flea allergy and is known to make pets less susceptible to infestation by fleas and other parasites.
How long until I see results?
Improvement should be noted within a few days. With regular use over several weeks, the dermatitis should clear completely and recurrence will also be prevented, provided that exposure to fleas is.
How long will a bottle last?
One 25 ml tube of FleaDerm will last for up to 30 days with daily use, depending on the size and needs of your pet.