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Member PageMember Page Apr 28, 2007 at 15:43
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Are you one of the many owners who are attempting to cope with apparent allergic responses in your dog?
Today, there are high numbers of dogs with skin allergies.
There are some things you must pay attention to starting now!

1. Stop giving any edibles that contain wheat.
This includes dog biscuits, toast crusts, shared sandwiches, etc., as well as dog foods.
Snacks can be raw carrots, or you can buy rice flour and make your own biscuits without wheat flour.

2. Avoid dog foods that also contain Glutens or Brewers Yeast.
Wheat, Glutens, and Brewers Yeast are the highest allergens for dogs with a weakened auto-immune system.

3. Do not have any immunizations for at least 6 months after you begin to rebuild the immune system.
They further aggravate a weak system.

4. Avoid stressful situations like intensive training sessions.

5. Don't bathe the dog frequently in the hope of relieving the itch.
Baths increase itching as a rule.
(I have this to not always be true, each dog is different E.V.)
6. Find a food based on animal protein--not a grain protein.
A complete amino acid profile is found only in milk, meat, eggs, fish, and cheese.
The grain proteins have incomplete amino acid profiles and do not support the immune system well because of the 8 missing essential amino acids.
Most dog foods rely on grain protein, with only a smattering of animal protein.
The food should also be free of chemicals, dyes, fillers, and artificial preservatives.

7. Add a hard boiled egg to the diet daily, as well as about 4 oz. raw beef.
(If you are afraid of hamburger, buy some steak or cheap roast, cut it into cubes, and freeze it.)

8. I also recommend a double dose of a vitamin/mineral supplement that contains goodly amounts of the missing amino acids for 30 days, and continuing for another 60 days of the regular recommended amount.
One supplement that I use for dogs with problems is the Nutravet Provitabs, also available in the USA from the Robert Abady Dog Food Company or in Canada, from me.

Dogs with the red bellies, feet chewers and itchy ears are on the verge of more trouble if you don't take the steps now to improve their health.

It takes 3 to 6 months to rebuild cell structure in the body.

So start now!

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Member PageMember Page Oct 08, 2007 at 13:03
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Thanks so much for this topic. My jazzy suffers with allergies so bad. This year is the worst so far. Her feet look as if they are going to rot off they are so red. She's in such a state of itching and licking I know she must be tired. I have tried for four years to cure her with no luck. We have tried so many foods I've lost count. Now she's eating Purina One. It has no wheat but does have brewers rice. Can you recommend a good food for her? Also, she has been eating the crust off my sandwich bread. That could be the problem, but she's done that all year and been fine up until about a month ago. It has been extremly hot and dry here in Ky. I think it's an allergy to something outside.

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Member PageMember Page Oct 12, 2007 at 00:22
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It sounds like Jasmine has contact allergies as you've tried dealing with food allergens without results.

Have you tried rinsing her paws in apple cider vinegar solution when she comes in? That might be helpful. It's a shame she has suffered so long, hope you soon find a solution to her problem.

hugs, Theo, Casey and Lance xox

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