|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, stinging
nettles, spirulina,vitamin C, B12 and E. In addition, flaxseed
supplements will also prove helpful.
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) an
owner can completely stop their PON's histamine response or
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
Spirulina supplements or Super Food (Odwella brand) found in
the produce section of your supermarket will also help with
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.
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 !