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Allergies and your dog - Everything you need to know.

Allergies and your dog - Everything you need to know.

Allergies, both humans and dogs would unanimously agree that they do not enjoy any sort of seasonal allergies. Everything you need to know to help your dog with allergies below!

The more an animal lives in a chemically doused processed life the more you can expect allergies to appear.  One isolated allergy may go unnoticed, but the accumulation of several tips the scale such that the body can no longer compensate, adapt, adjust, and the symptoms become obvious. Allergic symptoms can be red itchy skin and/or ears, licking at feet or legs or body, scooting, inflamed eyes or anus, change in texture or color of fur or skin, sporadic vomiting or diarrhea, lethargy, weak immune system, and frequent infections.  Oftentimes the treatments for the symptoms actually perpetuate allergies.

Allergies and your dog - Everything you need to know.

There are some things you can do now to help your animals prepare for the allergies.

  1. Understand the source of allergies.   There are antigen antibody reactions linked to many facets to which the body is introduced.  It can occur in the gut from gluten and carbohydrate overload, on the skin surface from pollens sitting there (Go figure, you need to dust your dog too!), inadequate vitamin and mineral levels needed to support the immune system, and toxins of all kinds.  Anything processed, denatured, treated, or chemically laden can alter the body’s defense mechanisms allowing for an allergic reaction to happen at a later date. The body’s pH will also determine if one will be more likely to be allergic or not. 

  2. Have the diet reviewed.  Allergies can start to cascade with dry processed diets containing rice, wheat, oats, corn, gluten, barley, and other grains. Grain free diets are less stimulating.  Canned, raw, home-cooked or dehydrated are the best bet.  Have a Food Allergy Screen done to determine what is safe to feed. 

  3. Look for the underlying etiology.  Allergies begin from a stressed immune system and a liver that is not working at full function.  Liver and the digestive tract are the two primary organs that need to be addressed in order to become allergy free.  The endocrine system, which includes the thalamus, hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal gland, thyroid, adrenals, and pancreas, also need specific nutritional items to build them up so they can protect and not overreact.  A Checkpup dog wellness test uses a fur sample that can delineate the precise direction the pet needs to go for rebuilding the body ultimately helping with allergies.

  4. Start early and expect to work on it for a year.  Your pet did not develop the allergies overnight and they will not go away that quickly either.  Drugs are a quick fix, nutrition and body organ support is progressive and usually requires 9-18 months for a good resolution.  You can however expect to see improvement every few weeks once appropriate changes are made.

  5. Eliminate as many chemicals and toxins from your pets environment as possible.  Sure, you can’t possibly get rid of all of the toxins.  But being aware and doing what you can is a great start to a cleaner healthier body. as well as allergies.

Allergies can be uncomfortable and challenging to resolve, but following the above tips is great way to help successfully manage and and help allergies.

Allergies and your dog - Everything you need to know.

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