10 Remedies for Seasonal Allergies [Webinar tomorrow!]

June 19th, 2023 at 10:54 am EST
Dogs and cats show similar allergy symptoms as humans, yet they experience them most through their skin. 

Excessive scratching likely means itchy, irritated skin. Not good :-(
If you have an allergic pet, then this may interest you...

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Seasonal Allergies in our Pets: What you can do at home

Pet seasonal allergy symptoms to look for
  • Scratching and biting their coat or skin
  • Red, inflamed, or infected skin
  • Excessive shedding
  • Compulsive paw licking in dogs
  • Boot scoots or licking their anal glands
  • Chronic ear infections or red, waxy ears (common for dogs who are prone to ear problems in the first place)
  • Respiratory issues, such as difficulty breathing, coughing, or wheezing (more common in cats)
This is far more common in dogs, although some cats do suffer from allergies.

Atopy, (environmental allergy) often can start out as seasonal ( ie when plants grow, pollinate), but can then become a year round concern

Top 10 Effective Remedies

ANTIHISTAMINES. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the most used antihistamine. It is given at a dose of 1 mg per pound of body weight, 2-3 times a day. CETERIZINE (Zyrtec): I have now been using this 24-hour antihistamine on my dogs and cats. It has less side effects than the Benadryl- doses of 5mg/10lbs once daily. It is best to consult your veterinarian before using these medications. It often takes 14 days of using these to see if they are helping.

HERBAL Antihistamines: NETTLE. 1 teaspoon/10lbs daily, Quercetin also has Antihistamine qualities.

LICORICE ROOT. Considered ‘natural’ steroid. The dose is ½ ml per 20lbs twice daily of the tincture. Caution if underlying organ dysfunction. Max use for 14 days in a row.

CURCUMIN. 95% curcuminoids can be very helpful to decrease the level of itching and skin inflammation. The dose is 100mg/10lbs of body weight daily. Lower doses of the bioavailable curcumin, and we now have our own BIOAVAILABLE 95% curcumin at https://drjonesnaturalpet.com/ultimate-high-absorption-curcumin.html

HONEY for ALLERGIES: Local, Unpasteurized
‘natural’ desensitization, ½ tsp./10lbs daily for 8-12 weeks,

Homemade Topical Skin Cream that works GREAT! 2ml of Licorice Root Tincture, 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil, 1 teaspoon of Honey, 10 drops of Lavender Oil

This is the non psychoactive ingredient from cannabis and is being primarily used to decrease inflammation/pain. It is now helping many dogs with Seasonal Allergies with doses of 3mg/10lbs twice daily. Our CBD Supplement is at http://www.thecbdsupplement.com

Beta-sitosterol is a sterol (type of fat) found in soy, and it can help decrease the level of pruritis (itchiness) in your dog. In people it is most used for lowering cholesterol levels and improving symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Studies have shown that Beta-sitosterol ‘attenuates’ atopic dermatitis in animals. The dog Beta-sitosterol dose is 1-2mg/lb twice daily. The one I have used is called Beta-Sitosterol Plant Sterols, 180 Soft gels by Now.

BIOFLAVONOIDS. A Natural Antihistamine in the form of Quercetin.
Quercetin has been extensively studied, and some researchers claim it is the most beneficial supplement for Seasonal Allergies. It is a flavonoid (beneficial nutrient), that is found in apple peel, red onion etc...

Quercetin displays high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven by many in vivo and in vitro studies. Quercetin’s anti-allergic mechanism of action through the inhibition of enzymes and inflammatory mediators has also been extensively studied.

Standard Quercetin Dose: 100mg/10lbs daily.
We now have our own Quercetin Supplement at https://drjonesnaturalpet.com/supplements/ultimate-bioactive-quercetin.html

EFA's. Omega 3 Fatty Acids. There is more evidence, and clinical results supporting the benefits of EFA's than any other supplement. The anti-inflammatory components of the Essential Fatty Acids are EPA and DHA can cause a marked decrease in the level of redness and ongoing scratching.

The important point here is to have a HIGHER than typically suggested dose to see a benefit, and to give the CORRECT type of Omega 3.

New research is suggesting that Krill can be better absorbed, ultimately giving better results. Regardless, it needs to be at a high enough dose.

My suggested dose of the Fish Oil supplements is 1000mg per 20lbs of body weight daily. Doses of Krill can be lower at 500mg/20lbs daily, but if after 14 days there is no great response, then double this dose.
Heal Your Pet At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew

P.S. Solving the problem of Seasonal Allergies is multifactorial- you NEED to try 2-3 remedies, and then be patient until you can find a combination that works.

P.P.S. If you have questions that need to be answered, then you need to sign up to the webinar. I am sharing my TOP natural allergy remedies, Plus...it's free :-)

DISCLAIMER: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Dr Andrew Jones resigned from the College of Veterinarians of B.C. effective December 1 2010, meaning he cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make specific medical recommendations for your pet.

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