Natural 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
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
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
Acupressure has been proven to alleviate allergies for both canines and
humans. Consult your vet for this alternative option.
The following teas may also lessen allergic symptoms :
sage tea, stinging nettle tea, elderberry tea. Again......consult your
vet before offering the mentioned alternative options.
Good luck and please keep us updated !