Sunday, November 07, 2010

Are Your Dog's Allergies Misdiagnosed?

MYTH: Allergies are COMMON in dogs!

TRUTH: Most allergies are actually misdiagnosed!

Many “symptoms” such as itching, paw licking, excess shedding, irritated skin, chronic ear issues are misdiagnosed as “allergies.” Then the broad-spectrum symptom control starts. There are steroids for the itchy skin, drops for the yeast in the ears, sprays and antibiotics for the hot spots, special creams and shampoos. There are corn-free diets, chicken-free diets...even the vegetarian diet. And don't forget bottled water, allergy shots, antihistamines, creams, sprays.

But, thousands of dollars later, your dog is no better off. And, the cycle continues! Itch > Vet > Treatment > Itch...

When "allergies" have been treated with no real results, it may be that you are looking at a nutritional deficiency disease! For example, a dog with a zinc deficiency may itch constantly, can have irritated skin or could shed excessively.

The fact is many of your dog’s symptoms are actually nutritional deficiencies. And, no matter how you “treat” the symptoms, the only real solution is to fill in the huge gaps in his diet!

For example:

* Itchy skin? Repair Zinc deficiency.

* Stinky ears? Strengthen immune system weakened by a lack of required nutrition.

* Flaky skin? Reverse Omega Fatty Acid deficiency.

Your dog actually requires many nutrients that are destroyed in the heat processing of his food. Even the highest quality foods are highly processed. Your dog just lacks the tools he needs to be healthy!

To help your dog heal naturally, from the inside - out, first, look at your dog's food.

Overall, dog food should list meat as their first ingredient....and then meat again, listed in the next 2 or 3 ingredients. In other words, meat should be the main ingredient, not grain.

Next, fill in those nutritional gaps with nutritional supplements that contain things that cannot take the heat processing of dog food. Look for supplements that contain probiotics, digestive enzymes, essential fatty acids, delicate vitamins and nutrients.

A meaty food plus the added required nutrients will give your companion just what he needs to heal from the inside out! But, remember, turning your pet's health around using nutrition takes time. Be consistent and watch for small changes over the course of several months.

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Author: Cindy Lukacevic, Owner, Dinovite Inc., has been working with pet owners for over 10 years to find natural and common sense natural solutions to pet problems.

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