Help Stop the Itch-And-Scratch-Bite-And-Lick!
Allergies can cause misery for pets and humans alike. But allergies in animals are not always easy to diagnose and treat.
All dogs and cats can get allergies, and the most common reaction is scratching.
Allergies are a real head-banger. They are frustrating for vets, they’re frustrating for clients and the dogs and cats itch like crazy so we know it is frustrating for them. Allergies are very challenging to diagnose accurately because it’s a diagnosis of exclusion. It takes a lot of money and a lot of time. It takes a very dedicated owner.
There are four kinds of pet allergies: airborne (tree, grass and weed pollen; mold, mildew and dust mites), fleas, food and contact (like carpeting or detergent). The most common pet allergy comes from fleas.
People and pets can cause each other problems: People can be allergic to pet hair or dander and pets can be allergic to products humans use.
Most pet allergies cause scratching. Some other symptoms include discoloration of hair between toes, rashes, open sores, watery eyes, ear infections, runny noses, vomiting and diarrhea.
Most pet owners will try to help their pets with allergies, The signs are so annoying and so significant, it rarely goes untreated. The scratching drives owners crazy. Beyond money, it takes time. If a pet is hurting, the owner wants a quick fix and it can take months, going on years, to find the answer.
Flea allergies pose unique problems. “One flea can jump on a dog, bite it and keep it symptomatic for seven days.
h/t to the Arbor Hills Veterinary Centre
- USE ONCE A MONTH TO CONTROL FLEAS & TICKS.
- IF YOU DO NOT FEED RAW EGG; THEN, ADD EGG TO THE MEAT WHILE STILL HOT.
- 1 cup cooked hamburger meat, fat drained
- 1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast
- 1 fresh garlic clove, chopped
- 1 raw egg
- Cook hamburger meat in skillet until browned, set aside to cool.
- Combine egg, garlic, and brewer’s yeast.
- Add mixture from step 2 to hamburger meat, stir until blended well.
- Serve a little warm.
JustOneMorePet – Photo by PetMD