Drug-Free Remedies for your
PON's Inhalant Allergies
Please consult a holistic vet when considering a drug-free
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 significantly 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,
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
Acupressure has been proven to alleviate allergies for both
canines and humans. Consult your vet for this alternative
The following teas may also lessen allergic symptoms :
sage tea, stinging nettle tea, elderberry tea.
Again......consult your vet before offering the mentioned
Good luck and please keep us updated !