November 6, 2009

Dog Allergies

Is your dog scratching and extremely itchy? He could be suffering for seasonal allergies. Each fall our Golden Retriever gets a red rash on his belly and licks it almost uncontrollably. Luckily, we only see a holistic vet because if we went to a conventional vet they would likely pop the dog with steroid shot which ultimately will suppress the dog's immune system. Prednisone & cortisone will make the itching stop, temporarily, but it will return and it will probably be worse.

Young Living Lavender essential oil is a great anti-histamine and can be applied topically or taken orally in a capsule. Thieves essential oil is wonderful at killing mold which is a leading cause of allergies in both dogs and humans.

Give your dog some natural relief this fall...don't suppress his immune system, rather use something that will heal him without side effects and boost his immune system so he has a better chance at fighting off the itchies on his own!

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I train dogs using positive reinforcement training to modify unwanted behaviors.  I step outside the traditional training box and use therapeutic-grade essential oils to assist in my behavior modification regime when it comes to dogs plagued with fear and anxiety as well as aggression.  My philosophy is to heal the dog's mind, body and spirit, not just to rid the dog of unacceptable behaviors.  I specialize in shelter dog rehab, reactive rover, and fearful fidos.