Strengthening the skin barrier and improving overall skin health is a vital component in management of skin allergies. In addition to the hypoallergenic skin diets discussed in Limiting Allergen Exposure, skin supplements rich in Omega-3 oil and skin-protective nutritional products can naturally reduce the body response to allergens, helping reduce or eliminate the need for medication.
These Omega-3 products are completely natural supplements and can greatly reduce the need for medications and drugs. They are very safe and have no significant side-effects or danger. Some Omega-3 products such as NaturVet Salmon Oil can be added to the diet, or even given as a treat, such as Lily's Kitchen Salmon Treats.
All cats who are affected by skin allergies should have an Omega-3 supplement.
If you would like further information on skin allergy causes, treatment and management please let us know. It can’t be fun to be a constantly itchy and irritated dog or cat, and we’re happy to discuss and help to formulate an all-over strategy for managing skin irritation.
In some cases, reducing the allergen load and improving skin health may not be enough to completely fix skin flare-ups, and in these cases medication may be needed. Please continue on to our final skin care segment, Medical Treatment.