so another question since i can't find anything that has answered the question entirely. does ingesting coconut oil cause dry skin? i wouldn't think so, but i was reading that if applied topically it can dry the skin out? i've just been mixing it in with the dog's food, but now i noticed his skin is flaking like crazy. is this part of the "purging" process or is it merely a side effect? sorry to ask dumb questions, i'm new to this
I'm deferring to GatorBytes because I'm having the same problem with Moxy. After about 4days on it, her butt is flaming again.
CTA I haven't read anything that states it dry's your skin out, the opposite is true, I have used topically. It nourishes hair and skin. There are many area's of convention that try to discredit "helpful buy anywhere items" as a form of treatment...it's like saying apples aren't good for you...the average person w/good or mod. health?...It is likely due to new skin forming as toxic skin sluffs off...
Moxy...I am not sure what you mean about her bowels, diarrhea or swollen or fistures?
Remember the body is toxic and that is why you have the symptoms you do in the first place, no magic...time will heal, but you have to undergo some unpleasant stuff first...instead of focus on negative (and I have to do this too), look at overall picture...dry flakey skin in itchy dog is getting worse...hmm
Moxy had itchy skin and diarrhea (correct?) or soft stool?...where the body is weak is where you are going to see it exasorbate....either worsening of symptoms or return of...that is detox...
My dog has been really sluggish (was really itchy when I joined forum and at a time of year he isn't itchy) I beleive he had one more factor in ill health this year compared to to others, as well due to a few things I had neglected to give due to lack of funds. I eventually saw a return of symptoms (and addressed), as well as the new symptoms (as a result) and am addressing/continuing now... incl. itchy skin and bowel issues, dispondency, acting out at people and depressed...I had some money issues but have restocked all incl. coconut oil...NOW...(hence why I have to remind myself) his mouth area has ulcerated, his elbow scabs have dried/cracked w/mild bleeding. He HAD dandruff (this - unusual even w/skin issues)...However!...he has stopped itching, his poops are getting better and better AND his energy levels have increased he seems to have lost a recurring lameness/exercise intollerance, he's in good spirits, and being attentive and loveable and responsive to all...as he heals I anticipate the mouth (exterior, could be bacterial/fungal, could be Lupus - hope not(!)
) will clear up, it has before, I also treat topically w/various, but he is difficult and I am a touch negligent (my bad) and timing, his elbows will heal, and as far as winter itch, I hope to find that maybe I have finally nailed it, as I learn I make changes that make sense.
AS for "allergies" they are sign of deficiency, you correct the imbalance that causes excess histimine, by supporting w/foods (real meat w/ essential amino acids) and a little boost w/antiox. By avoiding "triggers" as in "allergens" you are simply avoiding. By correcting the imbalance you are treating
...Hence RAW food...pure natural amino acids and enzymes to uptake