If you suffer from a mild dog allergy, natural treatment may help you control your symptoms, while still allowing you to spend time with your best friend. Then again, if your dog is the one with the allergies, natural treatments may be just the ticket to sort out some of his symptoms too! Here are a few common, and lesser known, ways to combat allergy with natural treatment.
* Air filters and dehumidifiers can help by removing the cause of the allergy. Natural treatment for allergies should always start with removing, or limiting, the contact with the allergen, although if you’re allergic to your pet, that might not be completely possible!
* A chemical called Quercetin, found in citrus, onions and garlic is a natural anti histamine, great for treating allergy. Natural treatment could include adding more of these to your diet, and although dogs and onions are not a good idea, you might find that adding a little garlic to his food might help if he’s the allergy sufferer.
* Any foods containing Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids will help control allergy. Natural treatment for you or your dog could include boosting your intake of these types of foods, which may include oily fish, or even the newer eggs with added Omega 3!
* Many vitamins, including Vitamin C, B5, A, and B12, among many others, have been shown to help control allergy. Natural treatment for your allergies could therefore include a good multi vitamin supplement, while your dog’s might include switching to a brand of food that offers the right balance of vitamins and minerals.
* Certain herbs, like liquorice root, and ginger, have a natural ability to treat and reduce the symptoms of allergy. Natural treatment of allergies might therefore include these herbs.
If you are the allergy sufferer, and your pet is the culprit, the chances are it’s dander causing your allergy. Natural treatment would therefore start with making sure that your dog is bathed regularly, and brushed in between.
Limiting access to non carpeted and easy to clean areas of the house, installing air filters and using a mask, or having someone else, bath and brush your dog or cat, will go a long way to reducing your symptoms of allergy. Natural treatment alone may not be enough to cure your allergy, but these tips and hints will go a long way to reducing synptoms!
If it’s your dog with an allergy, your first task is to find out the cause. Once you know what is causing the allergy, natural treatment, and any conventional methods suggested by your vet, will quickly improve his quality of life, and reduce his symptoms.
Whether your dog has a contact, inhalant, food or flea allergy, natural treatment is available, and bolstered with other methods, like steroids, or immunotherapy, should make short work of the problem.
Allergies do make life a little more complicated, however, they are not insurmountable problems, and chances are, you’ll find a way to work around them.