Leo’s Sensitive Skin
Leo is a pretty healthy dog overall. Thankfully, we haven’t had any major health issues with him thus far. Every once in a while he’ll get the occasional bout of diarrhea (probably from eating duck poop), but it’s nothing a couple doses of Fast Balance can’t fix. He’ll also get some ear irritations if we don’t clean his ear out quick enough after a day at the beach, but again it’s a quick fix with a few doses of Zymox.
One recurring issue Leo has had since the day we brought him home has been his skin. Skin problems are a common issue among Golden Retrievers, so we weren’t surprised to learn Leo had skin allergies. Every once in a while he’ll get little spots on his belly and then he’ll lick them, which makes it worse. So we started using the Be Soothed. Tea Tree Oil spray a couple times a day and it healed everything up. It’s great at healing and soothing Leo’s skin whenever he gets his little flare-ups. He’s not a fan of the sound of the spray, but as soon as it’s on and rubbed in, he’s all happy again.
We also recently started giving him Omega 3 supplements. These have really helped suppress his flare-ups so they’re not as bad. We waited so long to start him on these because when he was younger, his stomach was so sensitive to everything, and we didn’t want to disrupt that. Now, his big boy stomach can handle most things (except duck poop), and he loves those supplements.