Last updated on February 29, 2016
Itchy dog skin is no fun, Elyse Horvath was tired. Her Cocker Spaniel’s paw pads were worn down, rough, and cracked, and the dog ended up licking her feet over and over. Despite looking high and low for products to help soothe her dog’s paw issues, anything Horvath found was full of chemicals and could easily be absorbed into the dog’s bloodstream.
A lightbulb moment occurred, and Horvath formed Natural Paws® to help dogs feel better naturally.
We see a lot of products in the course of a year here at Fidose of Reality, so it’s not often we write about something that we not only use but feel comfortable recommending to our readers. Natural Paws has a line of products that we’ve been using for a few months, with great results.
No one paid us to tell you this, so keep in mind that our experience is just that: Our own. We cannot guarantee the same results, but we would implore you to check out the topicals that Horvath’s team makes to help dogs with a variety of issues.
Are These Products Researched?
I never use something on my dog unless I am sure that due diligence has been performed. Horvath tells me that all of the Natural Paws formulations are made with the help of a peptide chemist, who has studied Zoology, Anthropology, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Chemistry.
She makes amazing natural products for humans, and has started a cancer research institute (also for humans). Horvath is a self-admitted dog fanatic, so she finds the needs, chooses the aromatherapies and how the products should feel (ie lotion vs. essential oil vs. pure tea), does the safety research to make sure the ingredients are safe for topical use on dogs, as well as safe to be licked. She also consults with a veterinary team to ensure she did proper due diligence.
My dog, Dexter, is a Cocker Spaniel, a breed known for ear issues. Due to the long, floppy nature of a Cocker ear, yeast and bacteria tend to form deep in the canal where the dark and moist environment provides a perfect atmosphere for the junk to form. I am happy to report that my dog has never had an ear infection(until recently due to antibiotic side effect), thanks to my keeping his ears clean with a weekly rinse and keep the hair on the outside of his ear professionally groomed, see?
The key to preventing an ear infection in dogs is to make sure the ear is clean. Natural Paws makes an EARoma product that is a sprayable ear wash. I was thrilled to see this product is available because putting a liquid down into a dog’s ear is not the world’s most pleasant experience. Necessary, yes; pleasant: Not so much. I always feel like the bad mommy doing this.
EARoma by Natural Paws is sprayable. It is designed to cleanse, soothe, and disinfect a dog’s ear. What I love about:
- Alcohol free
- Spray bottle
- Anti-viral and anti-fungal
- Made with organic herbs and oils
- Can be used weekly or as needed, following labeling instructions
We have been using this product for about 3 weeks now, and Dexter does not mind it, plus his ears smell and look great!
Itchy Dog Skin
If your dog has itchy skin, there’s a Natural Paws solution for that. Always be sure to determine what the nature of your dog’s itching is in addition to providing soothing treatment.
Ditch The Itch is made without the use of steroids or chemicals. Horvath says, “Simply shake it up, spray it wherever your dog is itchy, and give your dog a wink, because you know he’s about to breathe a sigh of relief. Use as often as needed, knowing that like all of our products, Ditch the Itch contains only organic plant ingredients which are safe if licked.”
Our dog has seasonal allergies and we’ve identified some food sensitivities. Since we had a mild winter thus far for the most part, Dexter had some itching due to vagrant leaves lying around. I simply squirted a few pumps of the Ditch The Itch spray on Dexter’s paws in between baths, and within a few moments he was not itching any longer!
Contest Closed and the Winners Are:
These products sound fantastic because they are. I genuinely appreciate when a dog lover decides to do the leg work and create a more natural product that dog parents can feel comfortable using on their beloved pups.
To celebrate good health for all dogs, we encourage you to hop over to the Natural Paws website to see the entire line, which is affordably and nicely priced.
We also encourage you to enter to win one of two Allergy Care Packs we are giving away, which includes:
- One EARoma ear wash
- One Ditch the Itch spray
- One GentlePaws™ product
To enter, simply visit the entry form below, where you can enter every day for the next two weeks. Good luck.