Part One: A New Wonder Drug for Itchy Dogs?
When you have a crazily itchy dog or cat, I really feel for you. Patients in this state often keep you up at night and drive you crazy dealing with the mad itch during the day.
Scratching, biting, losing hair, often with red, irritated, inflamed skin, these guys often stink, ooze sticky moisture from their skin, and many can’t get comfortable long enough to take a decent nap, let alone sleep the night through.
At the base of wildly itchy animals is the immune system, which is working overtime, is asleep at the switch, or is malfunctioning.
“Dysregulated” is a term used in the scientific papers.
(We have to insert a wink here, because immune system dysregulation is entirely a manmade disease, [Read more…]