my 6 month old frenchie/Boston mix has a case of the allergies, to what.........has yet to be determined. I am searching for natural ways to boost his little immune system to keep the allergies in check.
So far i have him on a all natural raw diet, always have been feeding him all natural food, dont trust "dog food brands"!! A can of sardines a day, mixed with wakame VitC with bioflavanoids Vit E Probiotic non fat plain yogurt extra carrots and broccoli stalks for snacks as well as apples, blueberries and bananas
Any info or help regarding natural ways that i could help my little guy to boost his little immune system would be really appreciated.
He has the usual licking and nibbling his inner hind thighs/knee area, and scratching behind his ear. However what made me worry, was his little bumps/pimples in his arm pits and inner thigh area. When he was fixed just a week ago the vet also decided to do a biospy on the little bumps/pimples and i was given a histology report and diagnosis of allergies.
i hope that was enough info..........and thank you again for your response any help is really appreciated :)
Lily, I think you will find alot of help and info at: www.greatdanelady.com . click on articles, go down to "Urgent Help", click on allergies. Read what Linda Arndt has to say, It is very interesting reading and it will help you understand your dogs allergies. Good Luck
My Scottie has had allergies all his life (8.5) years. We took him to a doggie dermatologist/allergist who immediately put him on a limited indredients diet (Royal Canin IVD Duck & Potato); Zyrtec and allergy shots. He still has occasional skin problems, but those are treated with antibiotics. He's been on the special diet and shots 8 years now.
He specifically did not want him on a raw diet as there are things in it that he could be allergic to. The Royal Canin IVD can be bought at National Pet Pharmacy, but requires a vet's okay as it is a prescription diet. It comes canned and dry. The idea is to give them something that they noramlly won't come into contact with.
Andy only get Royal Canin IVD treats--also available at National Pet Pharmacy. he is allowed fresh fruits and vegetables, but nothing else. We have things under control, but it did take a few months.
Andy was allergy tested and was allergic to just about everything, including grass. When the grass is freshly mowed we wipe him down after he's been outside to get the grass juice off him.
We don't try to boost his immune system naturally, since he is allergic to most of the "natural" compounds that he would need to take. The Royal Canin IVD diet is well rounded diet--it does contain vitamins along with the duck and potato.