YuDERM Itching Dog

For dogs with sensitive or itchy skin.
YuDERM Itching Dog is a Omega 3 & 6 fatty acid supplement developed for dogs with sensitive or itchy skin.

  • Calms sensitive skin
  • Reduces itching and scratching
  • Supports skin health

In Detail

CALMS SENSITIVE SKIN AND REDUCES ITCHING & SCRATCHING
YuDERM Itching Dog combines high levels of Omega 6 (GLA) from Starflower (Borage) with increased levels of Omega 3 (EPA and DHA) from high purity Salmon oil help to soothe the urge to itch. YuMEGA Itchy Dog is now 70% more powerful than before.

Reduces Itching and Scratching

SUPPORTS SKIN HEALTH
YuDERM Itching Dog contains high levels of essential Omega 3, ALA, from Golden Flax seed to balance the Omega 6 pathway and support coat condition. Added natural Vitamin E from plant sources support the skin’s natural defences.

SUPPLIES KEY EFAs 

Linoleic Acid (LA)
LA is an important component of skin barrier function as it is a major component of the phospholipid bi-layer. It is incorporated into ceramides which help to control water loss across the epidermis. Deficiency of this fatty acid can result in compromise to the skin barrier, resulting in scaly skin.

Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
GLA and its successor in the Omega 6 pathway, DGLA, play an important role due to their conversion to their metabolites such as anti-inflammatory prostaglandin E19 which supports the natural anti-inflammatory process.

RICH IN OMEGA 3

Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA)
ALA provides a sparing effect on LA via direct competition for the delta-6-desaturase enzyme11. It is thought that this sparing effect results in more availability of LA for incorporation into ceramides to aid the skin’s moisture barrier, and less conversion to the pro-inflammatory Omega 6 Arachidonic Acid (AA)12. In addition, subsequent conversion of ALA leads to the accumulation of Omega 3 EPA which aids the body’s own anti-inflammatory process.

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
As well as reducing pro-inflammatory AA by competing directly for the shared desaturase enzyme that converts DGLA to AA, the metabolites of EPA, such as the hydroxy-fatty acids 15-HEPE and 15-HETrE, also inhibit the 5-Lipoxygenase enzyme – the enzyme responsible for producing pro-inflammatory substances from AA.

Balancing out Arachidonic Acid
If not balanced by Omega 3, too much Omega 6 in the diet can lead to excess Arachidonic acid (AA) which can be converted into pro-inflammatory metabolites.

Calms Sensitive Skin

EFA supplementation can play important roles in management of skin conditions including: 

  • Supports the natural anti-inflammatory process
  • Maintains skin barrier function to reduce scaling of skin
  • Reduces the production of apro-inflammatory eicosanoids
  • Maintains coat quality

Daily Recommendations

If your clients’ dog is using YuDERM Itching Dog for the first time, we suggest you recommend half the daily amount for the first week to allow them to get used to having something new in their diet.

YuDERM Itching Dog is provided at a highly affordable price to enable more clients to use the product. This makes it easier for veterinary professionals to recommend an Omega 3 & 6 supplement as part of their management of skin cases.

YuDERM Itching Dog is available in 250ml and 500ml bottles.

Specification

EACH BOTTLE CONTAINS:


  • Golden Flax oil
  • Salmon oil
  • Purified Fish oil
  • Borage oil
  • Vitamin E

COMPOSITION


Golden Flax oil, Salmon oil, Purified Fish oil, Borage oil

ADDITIVES


Nutritional additive Vitamin E 1680mg/kg

ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS


Fat Content 96%
Protein 0.2%
Crude Fibre 0.1%
Crude Ash 0.1%
Omega 3 & 6 oils 58%

Question:
Is this product safe to give dogs who have/had pancreatitis?

Answer:

Due to the product being in oil form, and the requirement of a low fat diet in pancreatitis cases, we would not recommend giving this to a dog who currently has or has had pancreatitis.

Question:
Can YuDERM products be given to pregnant or lactating bitches?

Answer:

There is no evidence to suggest the products would cause any problems during pregnancy, however we do not actively recommend it. For the sake of a 9-week pregnancy, we would suggest stopping the product. Once they are lactating, there are no known contraindications.

Question:
Are there any allergy concerns with the products?

Answer:

YuDERM Itching Dog contains fish and salmon oil – however, the oil is filtered so much that no protein particles should remain. Use in dogs who have known allergies to these ingredients is at the discretion of the vet managing the treatment. Flax allergies in dogs are uncommon – we do not have the protein from the flax seeds, we have pure and refined oil. Additionally, the oil is processed through an extremely fine microfilter system that will exclude particles above the size known to cause allergies.

Question:
Can YuDERM products be used in dogs with heart conditions?

Answer:

There are no known contraindications using these products in dogs with heart problems. There is no added salt in the YuDERM oils or Boost. The ash content where all the minerals would lie in total in the analytical constituents is <0.1%, and are therefore negligible.

Question:
What happens if a dog overconsumes, or the wrong daily amount is given?

Answer:

As the products are in oil form, gastrointestinal upset may be noted. We would suggest stopping the product to allow the digestive system to recover and then gradually reintroduce. Please contact Customer Services to report this incident. Due to the zinc in YuDERM Boost, we would suggest that pet owners seek veterinary attention for treatment. To initially introduce the products into the diet, we would suggest starting on half the daily recommendation for the first week, and build up to the full amount.

Question:
Is there a shelf life?

Answer:

We would suggest using the oils within 3 months of opening, to ensure the ingredients are stable.

Question:
What is the breakdown of Omega 3 and 6 in the oils?

Answer:

Per 2.5ml of YuDERM Itching Dog (amount/10kg dog/day) there is 1050mg Omega 3 and 400mg Omega 6 (min levels)