Trial reason? Incredibly fit active dog who is highly trained and conditioned. Prevention/wellness reasons regarding joint health but primarily related to ongoing skin inflammation. Since Adoption day in 2016 there has been chronic and ongoing skin issues.
?November 2019 images – show rashes, skin irritation, sores, inflammation, redness and hair loss (and these images were taken when it was not a bad week/flare period)
?February 2020 images – show a clear difference in skin health, inflammation and skin barrier including the regrowth of the coat. This has been the longest period he has ever gone without an irritating rash or hot spot.
?Allergic/atopic dermatitis refers to any inflammatory skin diseases caused by any types of allergy. It is caused by various antigens inducing immunological reactions. The severity and progression of clinical signs depend on several factors.
?The clinical presentation of hypersensitivity can either be short-lived or chronic. In small animal practice, several types of inflammatory skin diseases are documented but the most common includes atopic dermatitis, food hypersensitivity, contact hypersensitivity, and flea allergic dermatitis.
?Essential fatty acids play a structural role in cell membranes, act as precursors for eicosanoids (signalling molecules) such as prostaglandins and leukotrienes, and are vital for maintaining normal skin structure and function. The unique lipid mix within Antinol contains a number of rare functional fatty acids that have been shown to support cell health and cell messaging.
?Antinol has been shown to control pro-inflammatory cytokines and increase the anti-inflammatory cytokines in addition to supporting skin barrier health – which is consistent with reports that dogs who have a history of skin reactions tend to have much better and ongoing assistance when taking Antinol consistently and long term.
?There is never one answer to skin inflammation and like arthritis it almost always involved a multimodal approach. No one product or protocol is going to be effective for all dogs. It's through trial and elimination that a dog's individual skin response is best monitored and adjusted in consultation with veterinary professionals.
?Skin inflammation and ongoing skin problems should always be diagnosed by your veterinarian first and foremost.
?Antinol Rapid included in the diet as a supplement is assisting many dogs skin/coat outcomes and will be just one aspect of what will always need to be a multi-faceted protocol to address the underlying reason for the symptoms.