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Golden Retriever Regrows Hair after Five Months on DERMagic

Golden Retriever case study. This dog shows that after five moths you can have great results with Dermagic skincare for dogs…..article from DERMAGIC USA

One of the most common problems DERMagic resolves is hair loss in pets. Not only can this be a frustrating condition, it is miserable for pets and their owners. Hair loss is one of the most difficult to treat ailments, but not if you’re using DERMagic!
This is part of an email we received from a man who recently used our products on his golden retriever, Lucy Lu.
Lucy Lu suffered from Alopecia X for over a year before Doug found our products. We think that the photos speak loudly enough for everyone.

“Lucy Lu had and to some extent still has issues with skin allergies.  Over a year ago she began to lose her chest hair and her skin became black and scaly. After visiting a dermatologist and trying over the counter medications, my quest for a natural and holistic remedy for her began due to the slow and perhaps non resolving condition. After visiting your website and reading about Alopecia X I purchased your products for this condition.  ”
“The first photo is her chest and into her armpits of the front legs before treatment with your program.”

“The second photo is her chest after about four(4) months of treatment.  As you can see her skin is turning back to pink and not seen well is the “peach” fuzz beginning to grow back.  I did not mind sacrificing a few T-shirts for your program!”
After six months of closely following your program(the cream, lotion and shampoo) her chest hair has fully grown back and to date she has no remission to Alopecia X.

“The last photo is Lucy Lu with her full chest of hair(not a close up photo of her chest though).  If she were to pose prior to treatment one could detect that she had no coat on her chest. Now she proudly goes out in public with a full coat and is not embarrassed!”

Lucy Lu is just one of thousands of dogs and cats we have successfully treated for Alopecia X and hair loss caused by yeast and other conditions. If your pet is experiencing any of these issues, we sincerely hope you’ll try our line of products, because DERMagic works!  Guaranteed!

Dermagic Hot Spot Salve for you Dog

 Dermagic Hot Spot Salve

Hot Spots, also called "acute moist dermatitis,” are areas of the skin that become inflamed, raw, infected and itchy. DERMagic Hot Spot Salve is a concentrated formulation of our Skin Rescue Lotion. This fresh-smelling salve is formulated with the same all-natural and organic ingredients, including whole-leaf aloe vera gel, vitamin E, rosemary essential oil, sesame oil, and lanolin to help it stick to the skin.

For Best Results:

  • Prior to the first application, clip all hair surrounding the hot spot or wound.
  • Dab a small amount of DERMagic Hot Spot Salve directly on wound.
  • Keep area covered with a sock or t-shirt for protection.  If licking persists, use an e-collar to prevent further irritation.
  • Reapply DERMagic Hot Spot Salve twice per day until symptoms disappear.
  • Note: We recommend keeping the affected area covered with a t-shirt or baby socks until healed or until a hard scab is formed and itching has stopped.

Ingredients: Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sulfur, Lanolin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter), Water (Aqua), Beeswax, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E).

Golden Retriever Regrows Hair after Five Months on DERMagic

Help your dogs hair re grow with Dermagic natural skincare for pets…..

One of the most common problems DERMagic resolves is hair loss in pets. Not only can this be a frustrating condition, it is miserable for pets and their owners. Hair loss is one of the most difficult to treat ailments, but not if you’re using DERMagic!
This is part of an email we received from a man who recently used our products on his golden retriever, Lucy Lu.
Lucy Lu suffered from  Alopecia X for over a year before Doug found our products. We think that the photos speak loudly enough for everyone.

“Lucy Lu had and to some extent still has issues with skin allergies.  Over a year ago she began to lose her chest hair and her skin became black and scaly. After visiting a dermatologist and trying over the counter medications, my quest for a natural and holistic remedy for her began due to the slow and perhaps non resolving condition. After visiting your website and reading about Alopecia X I purchased your products for this condition.  ”
“The first photo is her chest and into her armpits of the front legs before treatment with your program.”

“The second photo is her chest after about four(4) months of treatment.  As you can see her skin is turning back to pink and not seen well is the “peach” fuzz beginning to grow back.  I did not mind sacrificing a few T-shirts for your program!”
After six months of closely following your program(the cream, lotion and shampoo) her chest hair has fully grown back and to date she has no remission to Alopecia X.

“The last photo is Lucy Lu with her full chest of hair(not a close up photo of her chest though).  If she were to pose prior to treatment one could detect that she had no coat on her chest. Now she proudly goes out in public with a full coat and is not embarrassed!”

Lucy Lu is just one of thousands of dogs and cats we have successfully treated for Alopecia X and hair loss caused by yeast and other conditions. If your pet is experiencing any of these issues, we sincerely hope you’ll try our line of products, because DERMagic works!  Guaranteed!

Aloe Vera: The Plant of Immortality

A fantastic article from Adelia at Dermagic…..

Aloe Vera gel and juice are main components in many of our DERMagic products. Natural medicine, including the use of aloe extracts, has been around much longer than modern medicine. There is a reason it’s making a comeback.

Aloe, a succulent and member of the Lily family, is believed to have originated in Africa and the history of its use dates back almost 6000 years. A Sumerian clay tablet from 2200 BC was the first document to include aloe among the plants of great healing power. The name “aloe” is from the Greek alsos and refers to the bitter juice from the leaves of these plants. It is probably derived from the earlier Arabic word alloeh or the Hebrew word allal, both meaning bitter.

The Egyptians once referred to it as the "plant of immortality,," and 6,000 years ago it was used to resolve everything from baldness to cancer. It’s written that Cleopatra and Nefertiti used the plant to keep their skin looking young.

Aloe vera was used to alleviate burns, ulcers, skin diseases and allergies

Since it was cultivated on nearly every continent, there are many records of its therapeutic value. Alexander the Great used it regularly to treat his soldiers’ wounds, and Pedanius Dioscorides even mentioned its therapeutic qualities in his 5-volume encyclopedia known as De Mataria Medica which he wrote circa 40-90 AD! This body of work has been read for centuries, and for over 1,500 years was the primary source of natural healing. Pliny the Elder (AD23-79), a Roman philosopher, also discussed the power of Aloe in his book,Natural History.

In Japan, Aloe was introduced by missionaries after opening of a port to foreign trade. Traditionally, the Japanese called aloe “the plant to make a doctor needless,” and have used fresh leaf juice internally for gastric distress and externally for burns, wounds and abrasions.

Aloe vera is a natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral plant that also contains antioxidant properties, which earns it a place in the "super foods" category. Its juice also provides the eight essential amino acids that the body cannot make itself, and it provides many vitamins and minerals plus a wide range of enzymes.

Our use of organic whole-leaf aloe vera is one reason our products work so well. Aloe is effective partly because two of the things it produces are lignins (for deep penetration) and saponins (powerful anti-microbials). It can be applied topically to soothe and cure skin conditions, and you probably know it best from when you used it to soothe a sunburn. Some people take it internally to cure common ailments such as osteoarthritis, colitis, and stomach ulcers. Its leaves have even been used to relieve radiation burns!

Studies have shown that certain chemicals in aloe vera gel are able to increase circulation and also kill bacteria, which may explain why its so effective at healing. All of which brings us to this question: How did those ancient folks figure out that this otherwise unspectacular plant could do such spectacular things for them?

Most likely it was just because the gel from the leaf of the plant just feels good to the touch. It’s a bit slimy, but it’s cool and moisturizing. In time someone thousands of years ago stumbled across the fact that it also lessened the sting of the wasp, or a cut on the hand.

Aloe has many uses, but we use it for its powerful healing abilities and for the way it soothes the skin, while acting as an anti-inflammatory and killing bacteria, fungi and yeasts. You’ll find whole-leaf aloe vera gel or juice in nearly all of DERMagic products and we know that including this important plant in our proprietary formulas is just part of the reasons our products work so well. And not just for pets! Many of our customers are people who use our Cell Restoration Crème, made with organic Aloe Vera gel, for relief of their psoriasis and eczema symptoms. Great for dry skin and sunburn too!

 

Yours naturally,

Adelia and the DERMagic Team

Dermagic Hot Spot Salve

 Dermagic Hot Spot Salve

Hot Spots, also called "acute moist dermatitis,” are areas of the skin that become inflamed, raw, infected and itchy. DERMagic Hot Spot Salve is a concentrated formulation of our Skin Rescue Lotion. This fresh-smelling salve is formulated with the same all-natural and organic ingredients, including whole-leaf aloe vera gel, vitamin E, rosemary essential oil, sesame oil, and lanolin to help it stick to the skin.

For Best Results:

  • Prior to the first application, clip all hair surrounding the hot spot or wound.
  • Dab a small amount of DERMagic Hot Spot Salve directly on wound.
  • Keep area covered with a sock or t-shirt for protection.  If licking persists, use an e-collar to prevent further irritation.
  • Reapply DERMagic Hot Spot Salve twice per day until symptoms disappear.
  • Note: We recommend keeping the affected area covered with a t-shirt or baby socks until healed or until a hard scab is formed and itching has stopped.

Ingredients: Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sulfur, Lanolin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Butyrospernum Parkii (Shea Butter), Water (Aqua), Beeswax, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E).

Glycanaid

 

GlycanAid

Glycanaid is a fantastic maintenance supplement to support your dogs joint health…..

Looking for a supplement that will properly support your dogs joints? Lucky for you, you have come to the right place. GlycanAid is a daily natural joint health supplement specifically designed to provide all the essential ingredients your dog needs for a lifetime of health joints. Whether your dog has existing joint health issues or you are looking to maintain their already healthy joints, GlycanAid is the answer. These tasty chewable tablets are recommended by veterinarians all around the world.

We have two sizes available – 150 tabs or 60 tabs. The large bottle offering a saving on the smaller bottle……

Looking after you dogs this Halloween…

 

Halloween is a festive and fun time for children and families. But what about our dogs? Unfortunately for them it can be a stressful time of year. Here are a few precautions to keep your dogs safe and warm from the trick or treaters……..

1. Trick-or-treat sweets and treats are not for pets.

All chocolate — especially baking or dark chocolate is dangerous, even lethal, for dogs. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhoea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and seizures. Halloween sweets containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also be poisonous to dogs. Even small amounts of xylitol can cause a sudden drop in blood sugar and subsequent loss of coordination and seizures.

2. Don’t leave pets out in the garden  or front yard on Halloween.

Surprisingly, vicious pranksters have been known to tease, injure, steal, and even kill pets on Halloween night. Inexcusable? Yes! But preventable nonetheless.

3. Keep pets confined and away from the door.

Not only will your door be constantly opening and closing on Halloween, but strangers will be dressed in unusual costumes and yelling loudly for their sweets. This, of course, is scary for our furry friends. Dogs are especially territorial and may become anxious and growl at innocent trick-or-treaters. Putting your dog or cat in a secure room away from the front door will also prevent them from darting outside into the night … a night when no one wants to be searching for a lost loved one.

4. Keep your outdoor cats inside several days before and several days after Halloween.

Black cats are especially at risk from pranks or other cruelty-related incidents. In fact, many shelters do not adopt out black cats during the month of October as a safety precaution.

5. Keep Halloween plants such as pumpkins and corn out of reach.

Although they are relatively nontoxic, such plants can induce gastrointestinal upset should your pets ingest them in large quantities. Intestinal blockage can even occur if large pieces are swallowed. And speaking of pumpkins …

6. Don’t keep lit pumpkins around pets.

Should they get too close, they run the risk of burning themselves or knocking it over and causing a fire.

7. Keep wires and electric light cords out of reach.

If chewed, your pet could cut himself or herself on shards of glass or plastic, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

8. Don’t dress your pet in a costume unless you know they’ll love it.

If you do decide that Fido or Kitty needs a costume, make sure it isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict movement, hearing, or the ability to breathe or bark and meow.

9. Try on pet costumes before the big night.

If they seem distressed, allergic, or show abnormal behaviour, consider letting them go in their “birthday suit”. Festive bandanas usually work for party poopers, too.

10. IDs, please!

If your dog or cat should escape and become lost, having the proper identification will increase the chances that they will be returned. Just make sure the information is up-to-date, even if your pet does have one of those fancy-schmancy embedded microchips.

So by following these simple steps, our dog will be safe from harm and may even enjoy the excitement of halloween…..

Natural, Green, Organic? Whats the difference for your pet? – By Adelia Ritchie – DERMagic

Confused?  You should be!

Sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees – and nowhere is this more true than the forest of buzz words we’re seeing in the pet industry. "Made in USA," "Natural," "Organic" and "Eco-Friendly" are just some of the marketing terms that are being hyped and written about regarding pet products, especially food and grooming products.

For all you buyers and sellers out there, we would like to give the meaning of all those terms that manufacturers use to confuse the consumer. “Natural” seems to be the most popular, and will be the focus of a number of pet publications, and has been for some time.  It’s just one of many terms you need to thoroughly understand… whether as a consumer ("what am I really buying?") or as a retailer ("how do I explain this correctly to the customer?").

Eco-friendly (or “environmentally friendly”) – This term refers to guidelines and policies that are considered to inflict minimal or no damage to the environment. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed this language useless in determining whether a product is truly "green". There is no certifying body, and no "official" emblem like the one on the right, often shown in attempts to obfuscate.

Natural – A natural substance is loosely defined as a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism and found in nature. A natural product can be considered as such even if it can be prepared by total synthesis (i.e., “man-made”). The term “natural” is not yet regulated, and it’s designed to conjure images of serene forested places, unsullied by civilization and pollution.

Organic – Organic product production and manufacture is a heavily regulated industry. Currently, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Japan and many other countries require producers to obtain special certification in order to market products as "organic". Organic products avoid most synthetic chemical inputs (e.g., fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, etc.), genetically modified organisms (GMOs), irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge. Manufacturers of organic products are subject to periodic on-site inspections at their facilities.

Locally Manufactured – Essentially means “manufactured in your neighbourhood,” but is not defined nor regulated.  This is a “feel-good” term that companies can use to promote local sales.  Theoretically, what it really means in terms of “greenness” is that the “carbon footprint” of the product is lower because no fossil fuels were consumed in transporting products all over the US or, worse, from some distant country.

Green – Green marketing began in Europe in the early 1980s when certain products were found to be harmful to the earth’s atmosphere. As a result, "green" products that would cause less damage to the environment began to appear on the market. The movement quickly caught on in the US and has been growing steadily ever since. The development of ecologically safer products, recyclable and biodegradable packaging, energy-efficient operations, and better pollution controls are all aspects of green marketing.  The key point to note here is that “green” is a relative term, meaning that “less” damage is done than the current method or product in the public market.  It does not mean that “NO” damage is done… nor is this term regulated.  The buyer should be aware of the current “green washing” trend in marketing. (Also, see our earlier blog post about this subject.)

Holistic – treating the body as a whole system.  A symptom that manifests as an itch on the skin could actually be the result of something digestive, for example.  This is a treatment approach, not a label that should be placed on any product.

Homeopathic – Substances that produce symptoms of sickness in healthy animals can have a curative effect when given in very dilute quantities to sick animals who exhibit those same symptoms.  Both Homeopathic and Holistic approaches are “alternative medicine” styles of treatment.

Naturopathy (also known as “natural medicine”) – alternative veterinary practice that avoids antibiotics and routine shots, for example.

And here’s the rest of the story:

The “Natural Products” marketplace is huge and growing.  At all the trade shows where we exhibit, there are special sections dedicated to natural and organic products, and manufacturers who wish to attract buyers who hold “natural” and “organic” in high priority for their customers will exhibit in these spaces.  These areas are growing in importance at trade shows but still maintain a very small percentage of overall floor space at these shows.  We always exhibit in the Natural areas at shows because we specifically target buyers of natural products.  Natural and organic is what we do, and we do nothing else, so it’s very important to us as manufacturers that retailers are educated and informed about what “natural” means and what “organic” means and what “eco-friendly” means.  Often, both retailers and consumers confuse these terms.  They are quite different from each other.

Pet parents are asking for natural and organic products more and more.  They search for products online using these terms, and will either purchase online or seek a local retailer who offers natural products. Manufacturers know this and will do whatever it takes to increase their appeal to customers seeking "natural" goods.  Caveat emptor.

At DERMagic, we understand that conventional dermatitis treatments, including steroids, only temporarily relieve symptoms, while putting the pet at risk of harmful side effects. DERMagic products are formulated with only safe, natural and organic ingredients that act quickly to relieve itching, fight fungal and bacterial infections and promote rapid healing and regrowth of fur. DERMagic products are non-toxic, veterinarian-approved and made in the USA.  DERMagic works, guaranteed, and no hype.

How your Dog Adapts to Autumn Weather

By Kristina Lotz

Many of us love this time of year — the changing colour of the leaves, brisk fall breezes, and finally a respite from the hot weather of Summer. For your dog, however, fall may be more work than fun.

The change in the season can mean a decrease in exercise, and an increase in baths, allergens, and other unpleasantness for your dog. The following tips should help make the transition into the new season enjoyable for both you and your dog.

Health Concerns

Pet lovers may forget about such things as allergens, keeping your dog warm, medical issues, etc., that are associated with the changing temperature. With two of the biggest food holidays coming up — Halloween and Thanksgiving — dogs are in particular danger of food poisoning, choking on bones, or just overeating. Dr. Kerri Marshal, Chief Veterinary Officer at Troponin, has a few tips to make sure your dog’s health is looked after during the fall season.

Seasonal allergies can kick in for dogs in the fall. These are most commonly skin allergies, but can also be allergic rhinitis, evidenced by sneezing, loud snorting or snoring, and clear discharge from your dog’s nose. Your veterinarian can diagnose and prescribe antihistamines or other therapy to make your dog more comfortable.

As the weather gets cooler, think about putting a coat or sweater on your dog during walks. Make sure it is rain-proof in the wetter parts of the year.

If you use space heaters, be very careful that your dog cannot be burned by them, and does not have access to chew the cord.

Regarding Halloween candy, there’s one simple rule: No! This is especially true of chocolate, which contains ingredients, like bromine, that are toxic to dogs.

If your arthritis gets worse with colder weather, keep your acetaminophen away from your dog, as it can cause liver damage. The same is true of ibuprofen, which is also highly toxic to dogs.

Dogs may need slightly more calories in cold weather if they spend time outdoors. Ask your vet to evaluate your pet’s "body condition score" and recommend the proper pet food and amount for active outdoor pets.

Exercise

With the shortened days, it’s very likely that you are going to be walking your dog in the dark, either morning or evening, or both. The best ways to keep you and your pet safe are reflective gear, flashlights, or light-up collars and leashes, which should be available at your local pet retailer.

Fall also means colder weather, rain, and even snow, which can really make it hard to get outside. In these conditions, you can exercise your dog indoors using a treadmill, or by setting up an indoor "agility" course using households objects, such as clothes baskets, broom handles and furniture. You can then train your dogs to run the obstacle course and work for a treat reward. You can easily alter the course to keep your dog’s mind active and thinking.

While on walks, beware of ice that can cut dog’s paws or make you fall, and "salt" that is put down to melt the ice. While common table salt is frequently used as a chemical de-icer, other chemicals which are poisonous to dogs are sometimes used, including ammonium nitrate, propylene glycol, and sodium Ferro cyanide.

Try to avoid chemically treated areas, if possible. If you can’t, make sure that your dog does not lick at the ground, using a muzzle if necessary to prevent this behaviour. If you need to ice your own drive or walkways, look for pet safe salts, which most pet stores carry seasonally.

Dog Allergies? or is it Something else….

When Your Dog Has a Yeast Infection or Alopecia X (Black Skin Disease)


Striker the Pom – Day One

People write to us all the time about how to use DERMagic Skin Rescue Lotion for their dog with hair loss or black skin or general itchiness, especially in the feet.  The largest percentage of these inquiries are from Pomeranian parents whose veterinarians have advised them to “just put a t-shirt on the dog… there’s nothing that can be done.”

When we first developed our products, we were unaware of the disease known as Alopecia X (which, by the way, simply means “hair loss from an unknown cause”).  Our Skin Rescue Lotion and Hot Spot Salve were created specifically to kill yeast, which is a type of fungus that is present on the skin of all dogs.  When it gets inside or under the skin, that’s when it causes all kinds of problems and is very difficult to diagnose, to test for, or to treat by conventional veterinary methods.  One of the results of a systemic yeast infection is Alopecia X or “Black Skin Disease.”  No one says it better than our friends at Nzymes, so please read about “Allergies Vs. Candida Yeast: The Confusion.”


Where does it come from?  Yeast is a type of fungus and it is present as a normal part of the flora on all dogs, internally and externally.  As long as everything is in balance, the yeast causes no problems.  But if a dog’s immune system is compromised or diminished by illness or a poor diet, or if the yeast gets inside the skin through a cut, bug bite or by shaving, the yeast fungus has a perfect opportunity to take control.  (Never shave your dog and do not let your groomer shave him…  the blade simply injects whatever is on your dog’s skin right underneath it, and in the case of yeast it immediately begins to spread until it is systemic throughout the animal.)

Striker – Full coat 6 months later

What can be done to get rid of yeast?  Well, for Poms or any other breed, there is actually something that can be done, and there are hundreds of pet parents out there who have done it with our help, and with the help of the good folks at Nzymes.com.  It takes persistence, patience, and perseverance, and a couple of months or more.  It took a very long time for the infection to take hold, running quietly under the skin or inside the body, and it takes time to reverse it.

What are the top signs of a yeast infection?  Any one of these is a very strong indicator, regardless of how it got started. If there are two or more of these symptoms, it’s pretty much a given that the dog is systemically infected with yeast:

  • Scratching the ears, or head shaking
  • Lethargy and loss of appetite
  • Chewing or licking the feet, and dark rusty-red hair between the toes
  • Cyclic manifestation of symptoms (appearing in the spring and “going away” in the fall)
  • Hair loss on the tail and upper back
  • Speckles (like tiny black dots) on the underbelly or rust-coloration around the genitals
  • A foul funky smell and greasy hair (seborrhea), often accompanied by heavy dandruff
  • Baldness from having been closely shaved
  • Any black skin, especially if associated with hair loss.

So, how do I know if it’s a yeast infection or an allergy? Or something else?  Well, you don’t know for sure at first.  But if the condition responds well to a natural topical antifungal, the hair grows back, the black skin disappears, the itching and licking stop, and the underbelly returns to a normal pinkish white, that should tell you something.  All these symptoms respond to antifungals, especially to DERMagic  Skin Rescue Lotion or  Hot Spot Salve. 

It could well have been an allergic reaction to something that started all this, like a bug or flea bite or a bad reaction to grain in food, for example.  But what then happens is that the local immune system doesn’t function properly and this allows the yeast to bloom and invade.  This is what many veterinarians can miss.  They generally do not recognize the early signs of yeast, and allergy testing can give misleading false positives in many cases.  So, the pet parent accepts the diagnosis of allergies and spends a fortune on medications for the rest of the dog’s life, which may be considerably shortened by being on these meds long term.