Dogs and cats with allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, and other environmental triggers are usually terribly itchy and plagued with reoccurring skin problems like infections, flakiness, and hair loss. Veterinarians often treat allergies by trying to subdue a pet’s overly exuberant immune response using medications like prednisone, prednisolone or Atopica (cyclosporine).
However, new studies have shown that an abnormal immune response is not the only culprit behind pet allergies. When a pet suffers from allergies, his skin may also be protected by lower than normal amounts of the fatty substances that normally act as a barrier to allergens. This research has led to the development of topical treatments aimed at improving the skin’s ability to keep allergic triggers at bay.
One such product, Dermoscent, contains essential fatty acids, oils, and Vitamin E that all help fortify the skin’s natural defenses against allergens. Dermoscent has the additional benefits of helping to reduce shedding, promoting a shiny coat and having a very pleasant scent.