Could it be due to the large amounts of preservatives & colourants (required by SA Dept of Agriculture law) in ALL animal feeds? – Imported brands also have to conform to our Laws.
Are we treating the symptoms rather than the cause of most animal skin ailments?
Cortisone as we all know is not a viable long term solution.
Creams, shampoos and such, mostly offer only temporary relief.
Are you supplementing your animal’s food with oil, attempting to ease dry skin?
Practically all oils contain protein, an allergy can ONLY attach to a protein.
One of the very few oils that contain no protein is Canola oil, which also contains a very low count of saturated fats, but has the correct ratio of Omega 3 & 6 (5 parts of Omega 3 to 1 part of Omega 6), as well as large amounts of vitamins A, D & E as well as several Anti Oxidants vital in promoting healthy skins & coats.
‘Natural’ in my opinion is always a worthwhile cost effective option, Rooibos and Chamomile are both proven herbs which have many properties to not only improve current skin conditions, but are widely used to promote heathy skin and coats.
Now the onus is on YOU the animal owner, to read product labels and make informed choices of what to feed and supplement your animals with.
The above facts are based on the published articles of the American Oil Chemist’s Ass, Health Canada & Purdue University- Plant Products, approved by the U.S Food & Drug Administration.
CEO – Promix Animal Supplements