Posted by Tomlyn on Aug 1st 2016

From Hairballs to Hot Spots, Vet Offers Advice

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 26, 2016) –– It’s rare to find a  pet owner who hasn’t faced frustrating problems with their cat or dog, from common nuisances, such as pet anxiety, medication battles to itchy skin and hot spots. Dealing with these issues, however, doesn’t need to put a damper on the joy of pet ownership.

Dr. Jim Lowe, technical services veterinarian at Tomlyn®, helps this 40-year-old pet product company provide easy solutions for pets and their owners. “Having a pet has so many benefits to people that shouldn’t be spoiled by these typically common issues many cats and dogs face,” he says. “At Tomlyn, we are dedicated to improving the life of both you and your pet through our effective and easy-to-use products.”

Dr. Lowe outlines six frustrating pet problems and the products that can help:

Hot Spots

Hot Spots, which are also known as summer sores, occur when your dog itches, scratches or licks himself excessively until the skin breaks and becomes infected by the bacteria in the dog’s mouth. More common during times of high humidity, hot spots can appear on any age or breed of dog. The key to helping the skin return to a healthy state is keeping the infected area clean and free of additional licking or scratching. Tomlyn’s Hot Spot Spray Allercaine™ is an easy-to-use solution that helps prevent infection, reduce pain and itching, and soothe your dog’s irritated skin. It also contains Bittran II™ “Bitter Apple” to deter additional licking and biting of the infected area.

Itchy and Irritated

Whether environment or allergy-related, dogs can get itchy skin for many reasons. Tomlyn’s Skin & Itch Irritations for Dog provides symptomatic relief of: Irritated, red, burning, itchy, dry, rough, scaly, chapped or cracked skin, rashes, fleabite dermatitis, hot spots, excessive gnawing or licking, skin eruptions, hair loss, or generally unhealthy skin.

Pet Pill Problems

Like people, many dogs and cats take medications on a regular basis, but getting the pills into them can be a daily struggle. Hiding the pills in food can be tricky since these animals have a keen sense of smell and are hard to fool. Tomlyn’s Pill-Masker for dogs and cats is easy-to-use and wraps pills of all shapes and sizes, and comes in a highly palatable bacon flavor.  This tasty paste won’t stick to floors or furniture.

Behavior Battles

Behavior issues are a common problem with dogs under the age of three due to environmental factors, such as moving or separation anxiety. Additionally, many dogs and cats with serious behavior issues and lack of training are either abandoned or turned into shelters. Dr. Lowe says good training is key, but if your dog gets anxious at times when left alone or during thunderstorms, for example,  Tomlyn Relax & Calm chews (available in packages for medium and large dogs or cats and small dogs), can help calm your pet during these stressful situations. This concentrated formula promotes better compliance through its formula, including L-Tryptophan, chamomile and ginger.

Hairball Hurdles

Although a natural process for most cats, hairballs are caused when a pet ingests hair into its digestive tract, usually while grooming itself. While most hairballs are eliminated in the litter box, some sit in the stomach or small intestines and create a “ball” that cannot escape through traditional routes. Tomlyn’s Hairball Remedy – Laxatone® comes in a chew or a lubricant that are both gentle and effective in eliminating and preventing hairballs in cats and ferrets.

Litterbox Odors

Litterbox odors are worsened by the bacteria that live in the animal’s waste. In addition to regular litterbox cleanings, an easy way to lessen waste odors is to help promote the growth of the good gut bacteria. Tomlyn’s Pre & Probiotic supplement
for dogs and cats, a water-soluble powder that contains the highest CFU levels amongst veterinary probiotics, supports balanced microbial flora and intestinal health.

Tomlyn was founded in 1976 by a veterinarian. Many of their products contain the highest levels of the active ingredients allowed for OTC supplements and are formulated to exceed industry-mandated standards. For more information on Tomlyn, visit the company’s website and use the product locator to find Tomlyn products in your local area.

About Tomlyn®

Tomlyn, a pet health and wellness company founded 40 years ago, carries a complete line of scientifically developed, veterinarian-approved pet health products sold over the counter. The company’s wide range of product categories ranges from: Immune support, vitamins and supplements, hairball remedies, joint and hip support, calming aids and all-natural remedies and sanitizers. Known as the maker of Nutri-Cal® and Laxatone®, Tomlyn is owned by the ninth-largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world, Vetoquinol (www.vetoquinol.com).