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  • Posted by Lesley on 04/05/2021 at 4:23 pm

    Anyone suggest internal or external remedies for grass mites. A friend has a very itchy dog and she has ruled out all other possible causes and tested the lawn for mites, so is convinced that is what it is, but doesn’t want him to have to keep having cortisone cream to control itching. I’m assuming German chamomile, lemongrass, lavender and neem or olive oil as a carrier? Would love to hear from anyone who has actually had this problem and successfully dealt with it. Thanks.

    Lesley replied 1 year, 7 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Nayana

    Administrator
    05/05/2021 at 6:29 pm

    Has she ruled out diet? Always the first thing to check. Itching is a symptom not a condition, so always good to support immune and sort food first. One of the best things to offer for immune and general inflammatory conditions is spirulina. You could also offer anti-allergenic oils such as yarrow, or helichrysum. Only once the body is back in balance think of topical. But my first choice at that point is to use a hydrosol gel, with appropriate selected hydrosols. Supplement zinc and vitamin C

  • Lesley

    Member
    06/05/2021 at 3:41 pm

    Hi Nayana, thanks for your reply. Yes, she has tried all sorts of changes to diet and nothing had an effect. Antihistamine also did not work. She is absolutely convinced it is grass mites. Obviously the best way would be to remove the cause, but have not yet found an environmentally and animal friendly way to do this yet. In the meantime the poor dog has to keep having betadine washes to kill the mites and is heavily restricted in where he can be allowed to go.