Black Skin Disease in Dogs
Does your dog suffer Black Skin Disease (Alopecia X)?
The term Alopecia is nothing more mysterious than the medical word for hair loss, originally from the Latin via Greek Alopekia, meaning fox mange. The disease itself, also known as Black Skin Disease, is little understood. This condition in animals is called Alopecia X because the cause(s) of this condition are still relatively unknown and the treatments tend to be by trial and error (or, as some would suggest, random). This disease can be easily confused with "Cushing's Disease."
First, watch our short video for the basic info and instructions about our products. Then, bathe your dog with our peppermint and tea tree shampoo, or our award-winning organicSkin Rescue Shampoo Bar, especially formulated for skin problems, followed by our peppermint and tea tree oil conditioner. The conditioner can be diluted quite a bit. You can experiment with it to reach the consistency and strength that works best for you and your dog. A less expensive option is to use our organic Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil Shampoo Bar or our Skin Rescue Shampoo Bar, very economical solid shampoos that you will find very easy to use. Bathe weekly for the first month, then twice monthly or as needed. Do not bathe too frequently.
If the hair is very long, please cut it (do not shave) close to the skin. It will grow back, and short hair makes it so much easier to apply the lotion evenly. In a few weeks you will start to see growth of fuzzy undercoat, followed by longer outer coat hair. You will also start to see the black skin flake away, and pink skin appearing underneath. What is happening is a complete deep exfoliation, in a sense, shedding the dead outer layers of skin. The process takes some time because all new skin has to grow underneath that black stuff before it can start to slough. This means that the fungus has to be killed so that the skin can start to repair itself and rebuild its immunity. This takes some time with this awful disease.
Be patient and persistent. This system will work!
Once the skin heals and pink skin has appeared again, use our Cell Restoration Creme on the pink areas. This is an organic aloe creme, wonderful for boosting the cellular immune system and preventing this new baby skin from becoming dry and itchy again while it finishes the healing process.
For any areas where there is an eruption or broken skin, our Hot Spot Salve is a fantastic product. It dries up hot spots and localized infections almost before your eyes. It's a much more concentrated version of our Skin Rescue Lotion, with the same ingredients, just made to dab on and stick to the wound. You only need to apply this once, again covering with a t-shirt to protect the area.
The DERMagic System contains all these products in a money-saving bundle, an option you might choose to take advantage of.
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