Skin Diseases in Dogs and Cats

Eliminate the internal causes first:

The skin is the largest organ of the body, representing 12 percent of the body mass along with the hair and skin. Therefore, its share in the metabolism of the organism is considerable:

– Synthetic capacity – formation of hair, nails, epidermis (outer skin layer)
– Memory function, especially for water, electrolytes, but also for proteins, fats and vitamins
– Immune functions
– Secretion and excretion of vitamin D 3
– Protective functions. It wards off germs, relieves cold and heat stimuli and protects the body from injury and chemical influences. Its receptor cells undertake all external stimuli and forward them to the internal organs.

This triggers an appropriate response of the CNS (central nervous system) or the autonomic nervous system (e.g. sweating when exposed to heat, etc.). With its large area, the skin is a relief organ in case of an overload of the classical elimination organs (liver, kidneys, intestines, bronchi). Not only city dogs are faced with skin problems, but also those held in the kennel or chain-bound animals. They can lead to problematic relationships between humans and animals, but also between dogs. Anxiety, insecurity and pent-up aggressions result in a permanent tension: the nerve endings located in the skin are overworked. Allergies are the result.

The skin is a relief organ when the internal organs are congested. A skin polluted with toxins is prone to micro and ectoparasites (fleas, lice, mites, etc.). This creates a vicious circle for everyone involved – from the dog to the vet. Do not despair and “over lubricate” with salves. It would be irresponsible to treat the skin problems alone in those cases – to “over-lubricate” with salves. Skin diseases – except for external causes of injury – always have internal causes. Skin problems will disappear with the elimination of the causes.

There are many causes:

– Injuries, burns, etc.
– Ectoparasites
– Toxins (ozone, exhaust fumes, etc.)
– overloading of internal elimination organs (liver, kidney, etc.)
– Metabolism, deficiency diseases, hormonal disorders
– Damage caused by medications, diet-related disorders
– Allergies, psychogenic reactions – such as nervousness

The above-mentioned phenomena are often intertwined due to the lack of hygiene. Skin diseases require lengthy rehabilitation programs, but they are worth the effort for the well-being of the patients. Skin diseases can be recognized by dry, rough or scaly skin and even increased perspiration. Scratching, licking and biting the animal’s limbs are also characteristic of an illness. Dry or weeping eczema, skin thickening, cracks in the skin, purulent pustules, crusts, skin rashes, etc. are also possible.

A special type of skin diseases are the wart-like changes. Warts usually present as the first pathological change in the third stage of inherited predispositions to disease (inclinations). This is consistent with Hahnemann’s disease theory, which states that “diseases can develop from top to bottom and from the inside to the outside”. This is the natural order of things, which contributes to the preservation of life and protects and relieves the internal organs. If no skin changes are present in this stage, a virulent reaction follows quickly. Some possible scenarios are malignant cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer and there is susceptibility to diabetes and tuberculosis.

Warts are signs of internal conflicts. The excision of warts or burns (lye, acid, etc.) does not fight the cause. That is why new warts always appear. An even worse scenario is the emergence of malignancies in the vital internal organs, skin diseases like dermatitis in juvenile animals, these often being triggered by vaccination and being cured with appropriate homeopathic remedies. Some skin diseases associated with “autoimmune diseases” can also be cured in a short time. One should not wait too long until they decide for a homeopathic treatment because the longer a skin disease is suppressed, the longer is the healing process. All breeds are affected by skin diseases.

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