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I found this while reading online about random dog allergy stuff. Does anyone have any thoughts? Miya is very itchy. She seems to relax after a good conditioner, but that is short-term relief. Check out this page

Dog Allergy
scroll to about the middle, where it talks about natural reliefs instead of medications

then click the link for the "skin and coat tonic"


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I was just thinking about ordering something like this today. I have no idea about that specific "skin and coat tonic", but I looked at "lupoderm skin and coat treatment" at Zooplus. A friend ordered it and loves it (her dogs had really dry skin and it improved within days). Next time I am going to order food over Zooplus I am defo gonna give it a try.

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I was expecting an omega 3 supplement, but was surprised that it wasn't! I have never used it but would be interested to know if it helps anyone that is dealing with allergies.

Here's the skin and coat tonic information and the ingredients.... From the website -

Skin and Coat Tonic is a 100% herbal formula and contains the following ingredients: Bladderwrack, Dandelion, Horsetail, Kali sulph, Lactose, Spirulina.

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) has been widely used in Western and Chinese herbalism for many centuries. This herb provides tissue support due to its high silica content. Silica is essential in the maintenance of healthy skin, bones, claws, and fur. It is the main component in all connective body tissues, including the myelin sheaths around nerve cells and the membranes of the brain and spinal cord. It also contains health promoting compounds called sterols (D'Agostino, M., Dini, A., Pizza, C., Senatore, F., and Aquino, R. &ldquoSterols from Equisetum arvense.” Boll.Soc Ital.Biol Sper. 12-30-1984; 60(12):2241-2245.)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis) is also a source of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. It has also been researched for its ability to soothe the skin. (Schutz, K., Carle, R., and Schieber, A. &ldquoTaraxacum--a review on its phytochemical and pharmacological profile.” J Ethnopharmacol 10-11-2006;107(3):313-323.)

Spirulina (Arthrospira platenis) is a single celled micro-organism found in the sea and is widely used as a source of chlorophyll. Widely used for its nutritive properties, Spirulina contains protein, vitamins (including B12 and folic acid) and carotenoids. This sea algae has been used for thousands of years to support energy, the immune system, and liver functioning, as well as all-around systemic health.

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosis) is a sea vegetable that is a concentrated source of minerals, including iodine, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron. Regular use will also support skin and coat condition via thyroid support.

Kali Sulph is a biochemic tissue salt that is essential for the body and for supporting cell membranes. Kali sulph also helps to maintain health and balance in the skin and underlying tissue.

Lactose (inactive ingredient)

How do I use Skin and Coat Tonic?

Skin & Coat Tonic capsules may be given whole or opened and the contents mixed with food or a treat, depending on your pet's size and preferences. You may find that it is easier and more convenient to open the capsule and mix the contents with wet food or a small treat.


For a quick 'beauty boost', an occasional 2-3 week course is recommended.

Skin & Coat Tonic may also be used indefinitely on a daily basis.


Cats: 1/2 capsule twice daily
Dogs under 20 lbs: 1/2 capsule twice daily
Dogs 20-50 lbs: 1 capsule twice daily
Dogs over 50 lbs: 1-2 capsules twice daily


Safety during pregnancy and nursing has not been established. Do not use together with prescription anti-inflammatory medication.
Get optimum benefits with regular use

The natural ingredients in our remedies support overall health and functioning.

Pets respond to natural remedies in different ways. Some of our satisfied customers have reported observing immediate benefits in their pets. Many others have reported observing optimal benefits taking effect within 3-6 weeks. It’s important to administer natural remedies as directed and remain consistent. You may also find that giving your pet a smaller maintenance amount is beneficial for ongoing support. Many customers report using a regular maintenance amount for the continued health and well-being of their beloved animals.
How long until I see benefits?

Most pets respond within 2–3 weeks, with some pets taking a little longer to respond due to a variety of factors. Support of vitality and wellness should also be noted within a few weeks, although some pet owners report benefits within days.
How long does one bottle last?

One bottle of Skin & Coat Tonic contains 60 capsules and will last for 15 - 60 days, depending on the size of your pet.
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