Pet allergies

Allergy Season is starting up & now is the time to talk about skin issues. Dr. Ruth will discuss simple things you can do at home to reduce your pet’s itching & licking and Supplements that improve your pet allergies and reduce histamine naturally and combat their allergies naturally.

How to reduce pet allergies naturally

Hello I’m Dr.Ruth Roberts , your pet’s ally. I hope you all are doing well and you’re staying safe out there. Its spring season and Its common that our pets may experience skin allergy. So we, as a pet parent would like to avoid that and want them to be comfortable during this quarantine. I’ll be sharing to you some simple ways to help you fight pet allergies and reduce your pet’s itching naturally and what you can do at home to ease their discomfort.

In our member’s area, and for those of you who are not yet familiar, I have launched recently a Beautiful Website called Ipet’s Ally and there is an Allergy Support Protocol that I’ve come up with that uses mostly natural supplements that you can find very helpful in fighting your pet’s allergies.

Why does my pet keep on scratching?

• Local Bee Pollen

These are yellow grains of pollen that bees have collected end up turning this into honey. Start with an extremely low dose for most people that are really allergic and for pets allergies. Start with literally one grain for two or three days and make sure that there’s no reaction to it because for very profoundly sensitive people and pets, even one grain of bee pollen can really create an issue. 

Dilute and start lower and Add a grain every day or every couple of days, depending on how sensitive your pet is to pollens and work up to a quarter of teaspoon per day for large pets, 50 pounds and over, an eighth of a teaspoon for small pets under 50 pounds. And you’re going to have to adjust it and see how it works.

Note: this isn’t a short term solution, but you may find that over months you’ll notice that, “Hey, my pet’s allergies are not too bad this time around.” So ideally you would start this before the allergy season takes off in your area.

• Apple Cider Vinegar

We have heard of Apple Cider Vinegar before and you can also use it for your pets. Spray or rinse on your pet in areas where they’re really focusing on the itch. Then, Take a washcloth soaked with apple cider vinegar. Rinse or spray and wipe the pollen off your pet’s back, then belly,  then down the inside of the legs where it tends to accumulate from walking around outside. For spray, take a pint-sized spray bottle then add two ounces of apple cider vinegar. Fill up the rest of the bottle with water. 

If your pet is chewing a spot on its back, then what you would do is take your hand and move the hair back and spray. Then just work that into your pet skin a little bit to help alleviate some of that itch. 

For tiny dogs, 10 pounds you can use a quart of water, an ounce of apple cider vinegar and mix that up. Once you’ve shampooed your pet, which is also another great technique, pour on this rinse and let it work into the skin. Then Sponge it underneath then sponge it in between the toes. Let them shake and let this dry on, take a towel and get the dampness off.

• Selsun Blue (shampoo)

Now, if your pet really has horrible skin and they’re starting to get stinky, crusts, scales and the like. I would suggest to use a shampoo like Selsun Blue. And Try to find Selsun Blue that has not got a bunch of crud in it. Because it contains chemical that helps kill both fungus and bacteria which has been extremely useful as well. Use moisturizing agents like your own conditioner and If you’ve got one that you really like for your pets, use that too.

Quercetin is interesting, both it and stinging nettles will help to reduce circulating levels of histamine. Histamine is what makes your pet itch and you can head over to that Allergy Support Protocol to give you ideas and ways to deal with pet allergies. There’s a little bit of information about that and that’ll get you going.

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Antronex is a bovine liver fat extract called yakriton and some vitamin E and a couple of other things. It helps the liver get rid of waste products more easily. It helps get rid of excess histamine and gets rid of all of these other chemicals  creating inflammation and some of the allergic response. One thing that’s awesome is there is a human product and I think is better bet for larger pets as far as being cost effective. 

 They list other products that relates to dermal and immune support, both canine and feline. The interesting thing about the veterinary Standard Process products is they often provide combinations of multiple formulas that are available for humans. See Antronex for humans.

Less than 10% of pets have true food allergies. But many have a leaky gut syndrome. Which ends up creating many of the symptoms that you see because the pet is taking on pieces of food that are much bigger than the immune system should be seeing. 

These tight junctions between the cells loosen up and food that is improperly digested goes straight down to the immune system underneath the layer of enterocytes or intestinal cells. And once that happens on a frequent basis, pets tend to develop sensitivities to what they’re eating. Because that food is there for a long period of time. That creates inflammatory products and often creates the allergic symptoms. 

So, healing a leaky gut syndrome is really important for pets allergies. Things like fish oil, omega−3 fatty acids and high doses of them. And this are included in the Allergy Support Protocol, as well as high dose probiotics are important. Try to figure out what your pet’s been eating for the last six months and feeding something different. Then rotating it every 24 hours and that’s called a rotation and elimination diet.

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So, If you need more help with your pet allergies, you can find helpful videos and information in iPet’s Ally and if you need one on one help, I am available for phone or video consultation.

Dr. Ruth Roberts DVM, CVA

Dr. Ruth Roberts Holistiv Vet

Dr. Ruth Roberts is The Original Pet Health Coach, and has supported thousands of dogs and cats to overcome health hurdles like kidney disease, GI Illness, allergies and cancer. Her natural approach to healing creates a gentle yet effective path for your pet to take on their journey to wellbeing. Dr. Ruth created The Original CrockPet Diet, a balanced home cooked diet for pets, as the foundation of health. Dr. Ruth is now training passionate pet parents, and pet professionals to be Certified Holistic Pet Health Coaches so that more pets can be helped holistically.