|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
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 help
Alfalfa is believed to support the nervous system and to calm
the immune system . Many European breeders use Alfalfa.
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
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.