pet allergiesWelcome to allergy season for your dog and cat! Did you know that your pet may be suffering for allergies without your knowledge? Check out these simple signs and tips to get your pet healthy and allergy free in no time.

Signs That Your Pet Has Allergies

  • Gas, diarrhea, bloating
  • Excessive itching
  • Excessive paw licking
  • Watery or gooey eyes

If your pet is experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed above, they may be experiencing allergies. Below we will go into the types of allergies and the natural allergy remedies that will help rid your pet’s body of allergies.

Types of Pet Allergies

Food Allergies

If your pet has food allergies, they will experience an allergic reaction in the form of  gas, diarrhea, bloating, vomiting or itching. (Think of a human who is lactose intolerant. They are allergic to the lactose in dairy products, and this allergy manifests itself in the form of gas, diarrhea, or vomiting. If a person is allergic to gluten, they may experience symptoms such as vomiting, severe bloating, or rash.)

Many pet food companies include ingredients that a dog or cat would NOT eat in the wild, and that their bodies are not programmed to process. (Think wheat, soy,  cow dairy, and sugar.)

Natural Remedy: Digestive Enzymes

We recommend: Total-Zymes®

No matter what pet food your dog or cat eats, Total-Zymes® will cover a wide variety of ingredient types, for complete overall digestion. It contains 16 different digestive enzymes, each able to target and digest a different thing, from sugars, to dairy, proteins, carbs, grains and more. (See a complete list of digestive enzymes and their duties here under theIngredientstab.) Digestive enzymes for dogs and cats will help their bodies digest and process the ingredients in any pet food so their bodies can retain the benefits and nutrition, not suffer from the allergens.

Seasonal Allergies

Your pet may have a negative reaction to airborne allergens such as pollen, mold, ragweed, grass, and dust mites – to name a few. If your pet is allergic to any of these, symptoms may include excessive itching, excessive licking, and watery or gooey eyes.

Natural Remedy: Systemic Enzymes and Anti Inflammatory

We recommend: Pet-Enzymes Plus®

Pet-Enzymes Plus® is an all natural systemic enzyme supplement formulated specifically for cats and dogs to reduce inflammation and eliminate proteins in the body.

Why is this important?

All allergens (including pollen, peanuts, and even cat dander) contain protein molecules. When these foreign molecules enter the body unannounced, the body’s immune system releases antibodies into the blood stream to rid the body’s system of the allergen.

Systemic enzymes are enzymes that focus on breaking down unwanted proteins throughout the body, including allergens. They are all natural, and do not have any side effects.

Important: Systemic Enzymes do not digest proteins, and cannot double as digestive enzymes.

What’s the difference?

Digestive enzymes work in your pet’s stomach to break down food, which aids in intestinal absorption, and nourishes your pet. On the other hand, Systemic enzymes eliminate proteins.

When consumed with food, systemic enzymes do not allow the body to digest and absorb the proteins nutritionally; the proteins will simply be eliminated from the body. So, when supplementing with systemic enzymes, be sure to wait at least an hour before or after feeding.

Probiotics for dogs“My systemic enzymes are bacon-cheese chewy tabs and are delicious! If your pet is smaller then me, you can also break the tabs apart to make it easier for them to swallow.” -Paddy

 

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