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To relieve the itching caused by sweet itch: How can I help my animal?

A quick survey among our followers on Facebook showed that the problem of "sweet itch and nagging itching" is present again every year. We have analyzed the answers of our customers and have come to fascinating results, which we would like to tell you at this point:

Results of our survey on the sweet itch in horses

We are constantly working to optimize our products and respond to the latest research findings. As the sweet itch causes severe pressure on the owner and the horse, we would like to tailor the products to the wishes and requirements of our customers. We are always very interested in your feedback on our products and regularly conduct surveys on social networks. This helps us to keep developing our products.

When does the sweet itch develop?

Many horses have eczema for several years or even decades and suffer from this annoying condition every year. The eczema usually forms shortly before midsummer, when mosquitoes, gadflies and blackflies are active and bite or sting the animals. The first eczema forms already in April, but at the latest in May and June.

What effects does the sweet itch have on the horse?

At the sites affected by the sweet itch, the animals scale off, scratch and rub themselves against anything that goes in their way. Poles, stables and fences are used for this purpose. Due to the strong itching, the animals usually scratch themselves until the spots are bloody and only worsen the eczema this way. In severe cases, scabby eczema forms purulent areas and the skin peels.

At what points does the eczema develop?

The eczema usually forms in the places that are difficult to reach for the animals. These include the forehead, the mane and the abdominal suture.

What caused the sweet itch?

The bite of blackflies and midges is the main cause of sweet itch in most horses. The saliva of the insects contains a specific protein to which the animals are allergic. It creates a strong itching, the animals scratch themselves and open spots develop consequently.

How can the diagnosis be made?

Experienced pet owners recognize the sweet itch at first glance. The vet usually makes a correct diagnosis via a blood test. Most of these then prescribe drugs such as antibiotics or recommend anti-itch products such as shampoos or cortisone.

Which products have been already tested to relieve the itching of sweet itch?

Most animal owners have a long history of suffering with their animal. They tested home remedies such as baby oil, marigold ointment or coconut oil, and also tested tougher medicines and cortisone-containing products. The only thing in common is that hardly anything helps against the strong itching caused by the sweet itch.


To relieve the itching due to sweet itch: peticare helps your animal

We have developed a range of products that starts even before the onset of sweet itch and extends to the treatment of open wounds. You can already prevent the development of eczema. If the animal already suffers from sweet itch, it can be effectively treated with our peticare eczema care.

  1. Blackflies attack stop 

Our attack stop by peticare contains pheromones, which promise a safe defense against all types of blackflies and biting midges. The biochemical messengers provide reliable protection against insect bites, which are the cause of the development of sweet itch. The effect sets in immediately and lasts up to 24 hours. 

  1. Eczema care against itching

If the animal is already suffering under sweet itch, then our eczema care helps against the itching. The highly effective organic formula prevents the development of redness, swelling, blisters and thickening. In addition, the wound is sustainably protected from dangerous microbial and bacterial infestation. 

  1. Scab ointment against crusts and scab

To support the cure of the sweet itch, we have developed the scab ointment that softens affected areas. This allows a scar-free healing of the skin. The ointment has a disinfecting effect that protects the wound from bacteria.

Why does peticare work so reliably to relieve itching caused by the sweet itch?

All products are equipped with the special peticare release system. The active ingredients are stored in a matrix, where they are released gradually. Even if the animal rubs or scales off, the ointment is not removed. While other remedies for the itching of the sweet itch have only a short-term effect, peticare can help permanently and quickly.

Peticare gives away trial sets in particularly extreme cases

Our products have their price - but this usually pays off several times. Our ointments and sprays are very rich. Due to the slow-release effect, they usually need to be used only once or twice a day. Due to the high effectiveness, you get the problem itching in the sweet itch quickly under control. You do not need to constantly test new products, but get a product that really helps.

To convince our customers that they have finally found the desired help with peticare to relieve the sweet itch, we regularly raffle sets to treat the sweet itch. It is worthwhile to follow our actions in the social networks. We especially pay attention to the particularly affected animals and are pleased about the positive feedback from the relieved animal owners.


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