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Like humans, dogs can get itchy skin through contact with pollen, grass or even carpet. Certain foods can also cause the reaction. Like humans, dogs and cats can develop dermatitis, or inflamed skin and skin rashes, from a number of causes, including allergies, fleas, mange, mites, and bacterial or fungal infections. Of all of the dog skin conditions, atopic dermatitis is one of the most common. Atopic dermatitis affects approximately 1 in 10 dogs with a varying degree of severity.  

Skin Conditions are one of the most common reasons people seek out veterinary care for their furry friends. It is estimated that Americans spend more than $100 Million Dollars a year struggling with skin problems and it is also estimated that more than 50% of the total veterinarian expenses in the Southern United States is due to trying to treat “Hot Spots”. One of the country’s largest pet insurance companies cites skin allergies a the second most common claim made for dogs and the fifth most common claim for insured cats. Skin diseases in horses are prevalent throughout the year. It is not only the site of the irritation that’s a problem, but the general health of the horse since the immune barrier has been breached.

The vast majority of causes are attributed to: allergy, external parasites and adverse food reactions or hypersensitivity. These primary diseases often affect the integrity of the skin, paving the way for secondary causes of itch such as infections or dry skin.
— Dr. Robert Dann, DVM

The key ingredients in ResQ Organics Skin Treatment are of Manuka Honey and Cehami Extract. Manuka Honey from New Zealand is a potent natural healing agent used to treat burns and wounds. It regenerate skin cells and heals wounds 30% faster without infections because it kills ANY virus, fungus and bacteria including Staph.

Healing Properties of Manuka Honey

Indigenous people discovered the healing effects of Manuka Honey thousands of years ago. Ethno botanists found this fact and shared it with others and holistic doctors have long used honey for wounds and other things. Now finally modern science and conventional medicine have proven its many uses and it appears that it may even be helpful for battling antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria and possibly cancer. Science and observation are powerful. When we fund them and allow then to discover things we all benefit.
— AHVMA Foundation
As any horse owner knows, horses get their share of cuts and scrapes. If you’re inclined to reach for something natural, consider honey. Honey has been used for centuries because of its antimicrobial properties. When raw, the enzymes are still active, and work well as a topical first aid. Because of its high sugar content and low pH, it kills microbes by making the environment more acidic, while also drawing water out of cells.

Manuka honey is especially effective — collected from the Tea Tree Manuka bush native to New Zealand, Manuka honey has a higher enzymatic activity, making it more potent than other forms. When eaten, it is helpful for seasonal allergies that affect the skin and respiratory system. When applied to a wound, Manuka honey has been shown to speed healing. Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Science and Clinical Training Unit compared healing time of open leg wounds over a 12-day treatment period; they found a significant improvement in the honey-treated group: reduction in healing time, size of wound, and amount of proud flesh produced.

Manuka honey can be applied in its natural state, but it is messy and attracts flies; therefore, it requires bandaging. Consider including it in your horse’s medicine kit.
— Dr. Getty, Equine Nutritionist

Horses’ Wounds Heal Better With Manuka Honey

A simple application of honey to horses’ leg wounds results in smaller wound sizes and faster healing time, University of Sydney researchers have found.

While this is not really a surprise, since similar research and trials with wounds on people has shown the healing benefits of using medical grade Manuka honey, this is the first time a clinical trial has been done on horses.

In humans the use of medical grade Manuka honey has proven to be effective in treating hard to heal wounds and cases such as severe leg ulcers. There has also been many cases of people using this honey on wounds on their horses, with the same good healing effects. It is nice to now have this backed up with a University led clinical trial.

Wounds in horses, particularly leg wounds, have long healing periods. But we found applying a Manuka honey gel throughout healing led to 27 percent faster healing times.

What we do know is treating wounds with Manuka honey leads to healthier tissue regrowth. Wounds treated with Manuka also showed improved new blood vessel and skin surface growth compared to control wounds.
— Dr Andrea Bischofberger, Lead Researcher

Manuka Honey Benefits for Dogs

Topical Uses

Honey’s acidity or pH is low enough to hinder or even prevent the growth of many types of bacteria. Also, an enzyme in honey produces hydrogen peroxide which is an antibacterial agent. It has been shown that honey reduces inflammation and soothes the pain of wounds and burns.

Because of these properties, liquid or soft honey can be used topically to heal wounds and burns. (You can also use herbal honey if you have it):

Burns: Clip off the hair around the burned area and wash the area with vinegar. Then apply honey liberally to the area every 10 minutes or so until the pain subsides, after which you can put a dressing on the burned area lightly. The good thing about dressings made with honey is that they don't stick to the wound, so newly formed tissue is not so easily compromised.

Wounds: For other minor cut wounds, scratches, etc., simply apply honey to the affected areas without bandaging. Try to let the honey stay on the wounds for at least 20 minutes or so.

Internal Uses

Honey is safe for dogs to consume. However, if your dog has diabetes, you should consult your holistic veterinarian first. Although tests have shown that some types of honey may cause a lower rise in blood sugar and thus may be safe for dogs with diabetes, data on the types of honey safe for diabetic dogs are not available. Taken internally, honey benefits dogs in different ways:

Allergies: If your dog suffers from seasonal allergies, try feeding him a tablespoon of local honey twice a day. (This works for people with seasonal allergies as well!). The minute amount of local pollen in the honey desensitizes the dog's body so that the immune system will not over-react to the pollen when exposed to larger amounts in spring and summer.

Gastrointestinal Problems: Due to its antibacterial properties, honey benefits dogs who are suffering from GI problems caused by overgrowth of harmful bacteria, such as gastritis, IBD and colitis.

Manuka Honey For Kennel Cough

Manuka honey helps sooth the throat and speed the healing process of Kennel Cough, the suggested honey dose for dogs is anywhere from ½ to 1 teaspoon three to four times per day. Dogs lick it up or mix in their food.
— Dr. Paula Terifa, DVM

Recipe - Manuka Biscuits Recipe

Here is a recipe that is not only yummy, but also nutrient-packed! (From The Animal Wellness Magazine):

 Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole oat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Manuka honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • 2 cups unsweetened apple sauce

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor. The dough is ready when it pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  3. Turn the dough out onto a floured cutting board.
  4. Knead a few times. Add more whole oat flour if dough is too wet.
  5. Take small pieces of dough and roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 inches.
  6. Cut into desired shapes.
  7. Place cut-out pieces on lightly oiled or parchment paper-covered cookie sheets.