Author: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M., is a holistic veterinarian and nationally recognized expert on integrative medicine for animals.
ALLERGIC DERMATITIS (Atopy, Atopic Dermatitis)
Principal Natural Treatments
Orthomolecular therapy, topical decontamination with frequent hypoallergenic shampooing and conditioning, omega 3 fatty acids, natural diet.
Other Natural Treatments
Digestive enzymes; antioxidants; MSM; proanthocyanidins; herbal therapies including the topically applied herbs aloe, witch hazel, licorice, Oregon grape, peppermint, chamomile, calendula, juniper, lavender, rose bark, uva ursi; and the oral herbs alfalfa, aloe vera, burdock root, dandelion, echinacea, feverfew, garlic, German chamomile, Ginko biloba, goldenseal, licorice root, nettle, red clover, Oregon grape, yarrow, and yellow dock.