Sneezing, itching skin, watery eyes, and all the horrid symptoms associated with allergies are affecting dogs on a more frequent basis. In fact, one report recently revealed that fifteen to twenty percent of dogs in the U.S. suffer from allergies to pollens, mold spores, dust mites, and end up with the itches aka “atopic dermatitis.”
I’d be hard pressed to find a friend or dog contact who has a pooch without some sort of itching, flaking, sneezing, or allergy. With the wet weather and flooding in many parts of the country over the past year, this season is expected to be worse than usual for allergies (and tick/fleas/mosquitos).
If your dog’s vet has ruled out a food source as a potential cause, there are a few new modalities to the marketplace you might want to discuss with your vet, as well as a few standard faves.
* SkinVet is a company that has recently introduced RESPIT Oromucosal Spray. Pets are to receive two to three squirts of the product inside their cheek. Allergens are then believed to be absorbed and processed by the mucosal immune system and build a tolderance to the offending allergen(s). Learn more at www.vetrespit.com.
* The Allergy Kit is a new treatment for dogs and cats. According to Dr. Ynge Ljung, an acupuncturist and one of the founders of the product, there are vials in the kit.
In a statement released, Dr. Ljung said, “The vials are used to reprogram the immune system. By deleting the incorrect programming that is causing the symptoms in the first place, we are able to bring these horrible symptoms under control. The kit treats most pet foods, sugars, toxins and heavy metals, vaccinations and vaccines, wheat and gluten and more.”
The kit for canine allergies is designed to stop the symptoms in their tracks. Learn more by visiting www.theallergykit.com.
* Doggy Goo is another “off the beaten track” product we found in our research. The product is targeted at dogs with itching, biting, and scratching associated with allergies. It is added to the dog’s food and designed to build tolerance naturally to 17 different environmental allergy sources.
Side note: After eliminating wheat from my dog’s diet and switching gradually to The Honest Kitchen dog food, coupled with chemical-free flea/tick preventative, we’ve noticed a huge decrease in his allergies.
Fidose of Reality has not tested the efficacy of the above products but in an effort to keep our readers current on the latest findings and developments in the dog world, we encourage you to share this information and discuss with your dog’s veterinarian first.