No one likes to see their canine friends suffer, and having an itchy skin is most uncomfortable for dogs. Unfortunately, itchy skin is a problem that most dogs are faced with quite regularly, whether it’s due to skin allergies, chronic skin conditions, bites, stings or post-operative wound healing. The problem can be aggravated when inappropriate products or products unsafe for use on animal skin are used to treat it.

According to Karin McCann, of Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals and producers of Ricky Litchfield pet products, itching is not just uncomfortable for Buster, but the itching almost always results in scratching which aggravates the situation, often compromising the surface integrity of the skin. Open wounds caused by scratching are extremely vulnerable to bacterial infections which can easily lead to hot spots – an infected area of skin associated with inflammation. These can grow rapidly in size, cause hair loss and become extremely traumatic for a dog to endure.  It is therefore important to treat the initial itchiness promptly and effectively.


Ricky Litchfield Topical Gel is a natural product with Buchu as its active ingredient.  Buchu is a natural anti-inflammatory and antiseptic which makes Ricky Litchfield Topical Gel ideal for wound healing, eczema, hot spots, scratches, wounds, bites, stings etc. Buchu contains a host of naturally occurring bioflavonoids including Quercitin, a component with potent natural antihistamine properties. The natural antihistamine action of buchu contained in Ricky Litchfield Topical Gel, instantly relieves itching, preventing a simple itch from turning into a bacterial infection. The entire Ricky Litchfield range contains Buchu as active ingredient which has been trusted over centuries for its healing properties. The topical gel has been formulated to not tangle or matt fur, can be easily brushed through and it is a quick-drying water-based gel, making it the product of choice to treat Buster’s itchy skin.


Ricky Litchfield Topical Gel is available online at Quantum Pets and selected vet shops nationwide and the recommended retail price is R141.00 for 150 ml.


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