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Human Creams & Lotions On Dogs Skin

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Legshand, Apr 11, 2017.


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  1. Legshand

    Legshand PetForums Member

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    I'm putting this out as a by-product of another post.

    In the other post a poster has used 'Savlon' on their dogs skin, savlon is designed & manufactured for human skin not dogs. Human skin is a part of their biological exhaust system, it releases heat & fluids, it 'breaths' is a common word used.
    Canine skin is totally different, there are no pores or fluid release mechanisms, a dogs exhaust system is through its mouth in the form of panting savlon, its skin cannot breath. Any creams designed for human skin, in all its attributes, should not be used on dogs without first consulting a vet to get the OK or otherwise, same applies to human food all of which is 'processed' in some way.
     
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    What do you class as human food? Not all human food is processed.
     
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    I've used sodacrem on Alfie in the past....bloody wonderful stuff :)
     
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    I've also used sudocrem on mine and it worked very well.
     
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    Is not most dog food is processed in some way too?

    I must remember not to feed my dogs meat, fish, eggs, fruit, vegetables, seeds, herbs etc

    It would be dreadful if they ate them..........
     
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    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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    So are you suggesting all topical veterinary products are detrimental, even if they are the same formula as human ones? Human food processed? What's kibble then? Fairly sure dog face isn't being put at anymore risk by eating human grade chicken wings etc rather than those marked " not for human consumption" that i get from my supplier?
     
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    The skin is the first line of defence in the immune system for any mammal, dogs and humans alike regardless whether they contain pores that actually penetrate very little..or we will be all screwed Read the label of any topical cream..most say do not ingest because its not just in some cases going to give us all a nasty tummy ache, things that enter our bloodstream that should not be there..well it can be harder to fix!

    Which leads nicely to why the skin is part of the immune system...because it protects everything. However one tiny little pinprick that can cause infection, here is where it can fail because what is the immune system trying to do...prevent infection.
     
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    Legshand PetForums Member

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    Theres a common habit on this forum of changing what people say to change the meaning......I did say "to human food all of which is 'processed' >in some way."

    Yes there are things such as most fruits, nuts veg etc 'most' of which are only subject to pesticides & so on but I know of no other foods which are not processed in some way, Im sure if that were delved into with producers some would come up with no processing at all, but thats unlikely to be much.
     
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    Legshand PetForums Member

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    Errrr eggs are not a dairy product.........
     
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    BlueJay Pack of Losers

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    .............you do know eggs aren't dairy, right?
     
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    It is posts like this that are a reminder that some people data mine but that does not mean they have useful information or understanding.

    Tomatoes are a fruit but you would not put the in a fruit salad............................................
     
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    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I think Sudocrem is okay when used sensibly and *sparingly*. I've seen a couple of rabbits whose owners were applying so much of the stuff to sore skin that it made their skin 'moist' and greasy to the degree that it basically just disintegrated and sloughed off! Awful! :eek:
     
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    Ceiling Kitty Hides away from much through humour...

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    I wouldn't put them in any salad, they're gross! :Vomit:Vomit:Vomit:Wtf

    *ducks to avoid point whizzing over head*
     
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    *nods* Yup! :Wtf
     
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    I think you need to be careful what you say in case some poor reader believes you
     
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    that is horrible. but surely the same would have applied with anything that was slathered all over sore skin that would be best being allowed to dry out. It is often a balancing act. Sudocreme is brilliant for a lot of horse skin ailments but obviously some are best left to the air.
     
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    I do now I checked it out, on top of that it seems generally accepted eggs might be beneficial to some dogs, what I first gave out was vets comments at one time (more than one),it does seem that eggs are mistaken as a dairy product but they are not dairy products as pointed out, anyway thanks for correcting that.
     
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    Ok done now...please carry on :Snaphappy
     
  20. Legshand

    Legshand PetForums Member

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    Thanks, I wait for you to post before I posted again.anyway, feast your eyes below then go to work on an egg .............(thats good clip by the way, nice to see a creative soul around)

    List of foods claimed to be detrimental to dogs
    https://www.caninejournal.com/foods-not-to-feed-dog/
     
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