Is your dog experiencing allergies this season? We’ve gathered the top 4 expert tips for combating seasonal canine allergies.
- If your dog eats dry food (kibble) they are likely deficient in Omega-3. One study showed that supplementing Omega-3 eliminated allergy symptoms of 20% of dogs with mild to moderate allergies. For dogs with severe allergies, it can reduce (but probably not eliminate) the symptoms.
- Human Benadryl can be given to dogs when the scratching gets really bad. Speak with your vet about the appropriate dosage. There is also a supplement referred to as “nature’s benadryl” called quercetin, which is included in a few dog allergy supplements such as this one.
- You may also have luck by rotating or changing your dog’s food. Surprisingly though, much of the time canine allergies are related to environmental factors, and less diet related.
- Surprisingly, CBD is showing promise for canine allergies in 2 specific ways. First, it helps calm a dog who is anxious from the itch-scratch cycle. Second, CBD has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial to dogs suffering from seasonal allergies. A recent clinical trial showed a reduction of allergy symptoms after 56 days of giving CBD.
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Always speak to your vet about a treatment plan! If these tips were helpful, please share!