Does your dog have skin rashes, red eyes, hot spots, frequent itching, chronic diarrhea or vomiting? These manifestations can all be signs of allergies. Unfortunately, allergies are symptomatic of your dog's organs having to work overtime in an attempt to detox and not quite keeping up with the load. Environmental causes of allergies can include toxins from poor quality foods, fertilizers, pesticides, flea, tick and worm medications or other drugs, vaccines, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals and more.
If you are fed up with seeing your pet suffer and simply don't know where to start, below are some common allergy culprits (source: https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/a-new-look-at-canine-allergies/):
"Processed kibbles, regardless of ‘quality’, can be laden with toxins. Here is a short list of possible issues:
We recommend feeding your dog fresh and or supplemental whole foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and E, beta carotene and alpha lipoic acid such as broccoli, brussel sprouts, green peas, carrots and bovine (cow) organ meats such as kidney, heart, spleen or brain, to name a few. Omega-3 fatty acids such as those found in salmon, sardine, anchovy and other fish oils can also help alleviate the inflammation associated with allergies.
By choosing high quality commercial raw or dehydrated foods or feeding your dog your own raw foods with the necessary supplementation, you can be proactive about reducing the amount of toxins your dog’s body has to eliminate. Choose 100% grass-fed, organic animals and pesticide free/organic vegetables, whenever possible.
- Contributing Editor M.G.