Combating Seasonal Allergies with Nature Itself
STEP 1: REDUCE THE POSSIBLE ALLERGENS
Allergies can compound, so removing common allergens from your dog’s diet and environment may help.
Common food sensitivities: Chicken, Beef, Grain, Lamb, Soy, Dairy
Common environmental allergies: Dust mites, Grass, Mould, Pollen, Detergents
STEP 2: SUPPORT THE LIVER
The liver filters toxins, viruses, and bacteria from your dog’s bloodstream. When there is too much of a substance or the liver can’t handle it, the immune response is triggered releasing histamine which can cause an allergic reaction. Keeping your dog’s liver in good working order will help prevent and relieve seasonal allergies.
STEP 3: REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND SUPPORT IMMUNITY
Add probiotics, specifically ones containing lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, which may increase T cells and build tolerance for hay fever symptoms.
Add omega 3’s to hydrate itchy skin and reduce inflammation.
Feed foods rich in quercetin, which prevents immune cells from releasing histamine: apples, blueberries, and green leafy vegetables are some of our favourites!
Feed a fresh diet, reducing processed foods like kibble or glycerin (oily) treats.
NETTLE-EYEBRIGHT FROM PET WELLBEING COMBINES TWO AMAZING HERBS, TO FORM AN OIL FOR YOUR PET!
Does your dog start to itch and sneeze when those beautiful blooms come out in spring? Humans aren’t the only animals who overproduce histamines, our canine companies can also react to allergens with similar symptoms. This can be quite uncomfortable, and your pet may even rub and scratch their face raw.
If you’d rather avoid the vet, we have an herbal option for you: Pet Wellbeing’s Nettle-Eyebright tincture. Let’s break down the two main ingredients.
Yes the kind that stings the skin. Paradoxically, it has soothing effects when taken orally. Once cooked or dried, the painful acid is gone and you’re left with its anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties. It has shown to be helpful in relieving itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose.
This flowering herb is used to reduce the swelling of nasal passages and eye area. The tannins in Eyebright make it astringent, meaning it may help reduce the mucus discharge by tightening mucous membranes.
What do you use to combat seasonal allergies? Let us know in the comments below!