Skin Salve for Cats and Dogs

Skin Salve for Cats and Dogs

Our unique skin salve recipe, made by owner Jill Tack with science and love, is great for all surface skin ailments including scratches, abrasions, healing sutures, cuts or wounds.

Our unique skin salve recipe, made by owner Jill Tack with science and love, is great for all surface skin ailments including scratches, abrasions, healing sutures, cuts or wounds. It has antibacterial herbs that are sun infused into organic sunflower oil and organic olive oil prior to being made into a salve. Each salve also has essential oils from BeYoung (sponsor ID 10486) to help speed the healing process and eliminate severe scarring.

A customer's perspective:

“A few months back my cat developed a sore on the back of her ear.  My first stop was to The Pet Beastro to see if there was a natural solution to the problem.  I was directed to the Healing Skin Salve which I decided to try.  I noticed a difference the very next day. Her ear appeared much better and she wasn't scratching at it anymore. It was very soothing to her. The best part is the all-natural ingredients and free of any chemicals.  A couple days later her sore was gone. Since it worked so well on her, I decided to try it my feet where nothing had helped.  I dabbed it on some areas of dry skin and it worked wonders just overnight!  I now keep a jar of it in my medicine cabinet... for me and kitty :)”    – Michelle Carver

Why should you consider using The Pet Beastro Healing Skin Salve?

The herbs used have many properties to help promote healing. Below is an outline of the herbs used in our recipe.

Calendula

Calendula is a great wound healer and a priority herb, inflamed skin and minor burns. This herb is also beneficial for slow healing wounds and skin ulcers and abrasions. The calendula flower is an antifungal hallmark, but also contains antimicrobial properties.  The key actions found in calendula are anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-fungal, and vulnerary.

Usnea

This herb is interesting as it is long and stringy lichen that grows on trees in southwestern United States. It is primarily used as an antibacterial especially against gram-positive bacteria. It has been traditionally used for skin infections, abscesses and fungal infections. Other key hallmarks of usnea include antifungal and immune stimulant properties.

Garlic

This herb should be in everyone’s medicine cabinet. It is one of the few herbs that contain loads of healing properties. It has been used for the treatment of ringworm and threadworm as well as containing effective anti-microbial constituents. . Garlic contains antibacterial, anticancer, nutritive, antioxidant, antitumor, antiviral, antifungal, antiseptic, antiprotozoan, antispasmodic and anti-parasitic properties.  These key properties make garlic a top-notch herb to have on hand.

Sage

Because of sage’s antiseptic constituents it makes this herb top notch for skin infections. Sage is also commonly used for bites, stings and swellings which are all common reactions to insect bites and stings. Due to its significant antimicrobial constituents it is very effective against many bacterium such as e-coli and salmonella. It is also very effective against fungal infections and does a reasonable job at taking care of ringworm without other interventions. Other properties that balance sage include antibacterial, astringent, and diaphoretic. Sage is very easy to grow and you can have your own supply year round.

Rosemary

This herb acts as a circulatory and nervine stimulant. Often it is used externally for muscular pain.  Some constituents from Rosemary include anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, and parasiticide.

Lavender

Most of understand lavender for its calming effects especially for the nervous system.  However it has valuable properties as a healing agent to the skin making it a go-to remedy for burns, wounds and sores. It can also be calming for insect bites and will reduce inflamed areas. It has antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, and rubefacient qualities.

Yarrow

This herb has many internal and external properties. When used externally it is a good one to pair with calendula because of its aid in wound healing. Famous Greek God Achilles used yarrow to heal wounds by making an ointment and packing wounds. Other properties found in yarrow include astringent, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic.

Comfrey Leaf

This herb is a speedy wound healer and can help reduce scar tissue from developing. It is used best for minor wounds or those that already have tissue forming over a deeper wound before applying. It can be used for external ulcers, wounds and fractures. The comfrey plant itself contains allantoin which is a cell proliferate that helps repair damaged tissue. Other key properties of comfrey include astringent, vulnerary and anti-inflammatory.

Plantain

Common plantain grows abundant in many of our yards. It encourages the repair of damaged tissue and can be used to treat bruises. It works best in an ointment for fistulae and ulcers however it also acts as an astringent.

Chickweed

This “weed” is most commonly used for cuts, wounds, itching, and irritations including eczema, psoriasis, nettle rash and other skin conditions. Its natural saponins are mainly contributed for its ability to reduce itchiness.

Although each batch is made with the same ingredients, they can sometimes differ in consistency, texture and color. This is the beauty of using natural products compared to those that are synthetically made with chemical preservatives and colorants. Shelf life is 12-16 months.

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