Polish Lowland Sheepdog - pons - pon the dog
Abby - Cedarina Kennel, Sweden
Alternative Remedies for your PON's Inhalant Allergies
|Please consult a holistic vet when considering an
alternative approach to alternative remedies for your PON's inhalant
allergies. Your vet will decide on correct dosage and discover if there
are any contraindications with other medications.
Offer your PONS a variety of foods to reduce susceptibility to allergies which contain vitamin A, such as pumpkin,vitamin C, B12 and E. Also, flaxseed supplements will also help.
Alfalfa is believed to support the nervous system and to calm the immune system .
Apple cider vinegar contains many healing properties and is often used to ease the symptoms of inhalant allergies as well as to treat allergies developed from exposure foods, and pollen. In addition to being rich in vitamins E, A, B1, B2 and B6, apple cider vinegar contains potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
Studies have found that when apple cider vinegar is taken either as a daily tonic or at the first sign of an allergy (gunky ears,scratching,etc.), an owner can completely stop their PON's histamine response or allergic reaction.If taken at the onset of symptoms, allergies will usually disappear between 1 -3 hours after taking the first dose of Apple Cider Vinegar. If your PON has been experiencing allergies for a day or more, symptoms will disappear after about 24 hours. If they don't, make sure you continue to offer a water/vinegar mixture for several days! The great thing about apple cider vinegar is that it appears to repair the immune system over time. So while your PON may take it every day for a month or two to begin with, your PON can taper off it and then only take as needed. Consult your vet for an exact mixture dosage.
Rosehips are a dark red or purple fruit of the rose plant, rose hips are one of the richest plant forms of vitamin C, an agent proven to enhance the human immune system and to ward off illness. Commonly used in herbal teas and often blended with hibiscus, rose hips will support the immune system.
Astragalus exhibits anti-viral properties and the herb has long been used in Chinese medicine to prevent and to treat upper respiratory infections. One of the primary benefits of astragalus is its ability to stimulate the immune system by actually increasing the presence of T-cells in the body. It not only fends off invading agents but increases the body's ability to remove toxins.
Irish Moss is a red algae that grows on the rocky Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. Studies indicate that it lessens allergic symptoms.
Acupressure has been proven to alleviate allergies for both canines and humans. Consult your vet for this alternative option.
sage tea, stinging nettle tea, elderberry tea. Again......consult your vet before offering the mentioned alternative options.