Dogs Got Sensitive Skin?
Get Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm!
Though my deaf dogs, Edison and Foster, have an entire blog inspired by them and are obsessively featured in tons of social media shares, they’re just like any other deaf dog. Okay, maybe their egos ARE bigger, but still…
Egos aside, Edison and Foster really are just the same as any other deaf dog.
They sleep through fireworks and thunderstorms.
They know an impressive number of hand signs.
They look at the wall when they don’t want to “hear” me “talk” to them.
And they are velcro dogs through and through- always in sight and usually at my side.
One other way Edison and Foster are just like many other deaf dogs is that they are non-pigmented white dogs with sensitive skin- a common experience of dogs with little to no skin pigmentation.
To keep their skin healthy and happy- and Edison and Foster happy and comfortable by extension- I have to avoid topical chemicals, whether that is a topical flea/tick preventative or harsh, chemical-laden shampoos and skin care.
If I apply any chemical to their skin, all hell breaks loose! It’s ugly, it’s uncomfortable and it’s frustrating- for them and me.
I only use a shampoo with real organic herbs and other natural, human-grade ingredients with zero chemicals, such as Dr. Harvey’s Organic Herbal Shampoo with Real Essential Herbs.
But the single most important way I help prevent our deaf dogs’ sensitive skin from getting irritated, angry and inflamed is by choosing the right dog food.
And I choose Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm.
What is Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm?
Paradigm is a carefully and thoughtfully crafted “green food” pre-mix blend, which serves as an excellent foundation for a fresh-prepared, nutritionally complete low-carb or Ketogenic diet.
But what does that actually mean for you and your deaf dogs with sensitive skin?
Holistic and integrative vets will tell you that a low-carb, low-glycemic diet can help prevent, manage and overcome serious medical issues such as skin conditions, immune system weakness, obesity, diabetes and, yes even that dreaded C word: cancer.
“We know the top issues that dogs struggle with in North America absolutely are exacerbated by sugar. We know that cancer needs sugar as a fuel source. Diabetes — we know that sugar is a direct cause of type 2 diabetes. Obesity – we know that fat doesn’t make your dog fat – carbs, sugar, and starch make your dogs fat.” ~ Dr. Karen Becker
Paradigm was developed by Dr. Harvey’s based on studies and research by holistic vets and medical researchers. It’s grain-free and contains a holistic blend of 6 dehydrated, low-glycemic, low-carb vegetables that are digested slowly by your dog’s body, preventing a spike in blood glucose levels.
It also contains a healing blend of herbs that were specifically chosen for their powerful ability to treat or prevent inflammation, improve health and act as a natural blood purifiers.
Bone broth, turmeric, cinnamon and ginger are all especially important anti-inflammatory herbs that are perfect for deaf dogs with sensitive skin or who suffer from chronic skin issues- or any dog for that matter.
In short, every ingredient in Paradigm was chosen for their anti-inflammatory properties as well as their low carb, low glycemic properties.
Oh, and Paradigm has absolutely no dyes, fillers, preservatives, corn, wheat or soy.
I Don’t Cook For Husband But I Cook For My Dogs…In 10 Easy Minutes!
Preparing a fresh meal for your dog has never been easier.
Paradigm makes it easy to prepare fresh meals right in your own kitchen with no hair-pulling, facepalming or complicated recipes to follow.
Simply add hot water (or broth) to Paradigm, add your choice of protein and healthy oil – and that’s it!
In just a few minutes, you’ve prepared a fresh, low-carb, holistic meal that can help prevent, manage and overcome some serious medical issues, sensitive skin included.
You should rotate your protein sources regularly to ensure that your dogs are receiving a complete amino acid profile. Dr. Harvey’s recommends rotating protein sources every week, but since I’ve always rotated my dog’s food very frequently, I’m switching up proteins every day.
I’m also rotating healthy oils about once a week: fish oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, krill oil and more.
For even easier preparation, you can use Dr. Harvey’s Health & Shine salmon oil capsules instead of oil. These are especially beneficial to deaf dogs with sensitive skin and I’ve been using them for almost three years now.
In addition to helping keep my deaf dog’s sensitive skin and coat healthy, happy and shiny, I love that Paradigm is an easy way for me to offer my deaf dogs a fresh-prepared meal that meets all of my dog’s nutritional needs and also allows me to be in complete control of the proteins they are eating.
But I’m A Raw Feeder?
So you’re a raw feeder and wondering if Paradigm aligns with your approach to dog nutrition? Yes, absolutely yes!
When feeding raw, making sure your dog’s meals are nutritionally balanced is critical. In fact, an unbalanced raw food diet is one of the biggest mistakes an enthusiastic raw food newbie makes. Paradigm takes the measuring, math and guesswork out of feeding a balanced raw food diet.
To incorporate Paradigm into your dog’s raw food diet, simply add water to Paradigm, toss in your raw protein and top it off with the healthy oil of your choice and you have a balanced, nutritionally complete raw food diet and you didn’t curse once!
Not Everything Healthy Has To Taste Yucky!
I’ll be honest here.
The first time I made Paradigm, I was looking at a big bowl of mushy, green rehydrated vegetables, holistic herbs and vitamin supplements with some chunks of cooked beef and hemp oil and I thought, “The boys are gonna revolt! There’s no way they’re going to be happy when they find this in their bowl.”
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Since I’ve started feeding Paradigm, I’ve never seen them eat so fast. They love it so much that once their own bowl is empty, they begin to play musical food bowls, taking turns licking each other’s already picked-clean food bowl.
Since we’ve started feeding Paradigm, the boys no longer wait patiently on the couch for their food.
Now, when I’m preparing their meals, I have an audience of four dogs in the kitchen, waiting impatiently, watching my every move, wishing I would hurry up already. I’m pretty sure I can hear the drool dripping from their mouths to the floor.
As a deaf dog pet parent, and as a veterinary technician with a keen interest in holistic, natural diets and the healing power of herbs, I am thrilled that, thanks to Dr. Harvey’s Paradigm, I can offer my beloved boys a fresh-prepared, low-carb, holistic food with proven health benefits that they love!
And THAT is why I choose Paradigm by Dr. Harvey’s!
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