Many people look for natural allergy relief for dogs because they worry about the side effects common to more aggressive medications such as steroids. Pet owners have a right to be concerned about side effects such as heart and kidney damage, but finding natural allergy relief that works for all dogs can be difficult.
Some holistic veterinarians suggest essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 and Omega 6. Regular use of these supplements reduces histamine response to allergens and conditions the skin to reduce itching. These can be effective treatments for some pets, but they work in less than half of the animals that take them. These also have to be taken continuously or the allergy symptoms will quickly return.
Prevention vs. Treatment in Natural Allergy Relief for Dogs
Other forms of natural allergy relief for dogs focus on relieving the symptoms after they appear. Weekly baths with colloidal oatmeal shampoos and natural skin lotions that reduce the inflammation and painful itching are a wonderful way to treat allergies once they strike, but what about preventing allergies?
The only way to prevent allergies in dogs is to minimize exposure to allergens. Our article on Allergy Control for Pets can give you some tips for minimizing exposure and controlling the environment your dog is in. The only purely natural allergy relief for dogs that works year round is prevention – and the best continuous form of prevention is the PetAirapy system! By filtering out or neutralizing pollens, dust mites, molds and other contaminants, the PetAirapy system prevents your dog from inhaling allergens in your home.
I guess our moms were right – an ounce of prevention really IS worth a pound of cure! And the PetAirapy filtration system is the most effective preventative, natural allergy relief for dogs available.