Allergies can make you feel miserable. And you wouldn’t wish that drowsy, itchy-eyed experience on anyone – especially your dog!
Unfortunately, the majority of pets experience allergies in some form, even if the symptoms don’t seem obvious.
Pollen, grasses, artificial dog food ingredients, and many other allergens quickly trigger immune reactions that leave your dog feeling irritated and uncomfortable. It’s important to find a natural allergy treatment in order to prevent hair loss, scabs, and other common consequences of canine allergies.
Why Do Dogs Have Allergies?
Dogs can have allergies just like humans, but not for the same reasons. While humans experience respiratory reactions to allergens, canine allergies manifest themselves as inflammation within the skin and fur.
Any allergy occurs as a result of hypersensitivity of the immune system. Allergen molecules from sources like plant proteins, insects, and foods are viewed by the body as foreign invaders. They combine with antibodies in the blood and trigger the release potent chemicals called histamines.
The body releases histamines to fight these “foreign invaders”. And since allergens are harmless substances, histamines ultimately cause more harm than good. In their misguided attempt to fight allergens, histamines become responsible for the inflammation that causes familiar allergy symptoms and suffering.
But the bad news doesn’t stop there. Your dog becomes increasingly sensitive to toxins over time. What begins as a mild itch every spring may spiral into a chronic condition that exacerbates other underlying sensitivities. As your pet’s immune system becomes more and more agitated, it produces antibodies against allergens it never reacted to in the past.
This spiraling effect makes allergies difficult to treat with shampoos, creams, and ointments, despite the claims they might boast on the bottle.
Symptoms of Dog Allergies
You can’t evaluate your dog’s allergy suffering based on human allergy symptoms. Instead of red, itchy eyes and excessive sneezing, dogs experience inflammatory skin reactions to allergens. This is called allergic dermatitis.
Most dogs experience allergic dermatitis due to fleas, food, or environmental allergens like dust, pollen, and mold. Any of the following symptoms may indicate that your dog is suffering from allergies, especially if the symptoms occur around the same time each year:
- Severe itching
- Chewing on feet
- Hair loss
- Red or bald skin
- Scabs and blisters
It’s important to have your dog checked by a vet when these symptoms present themselves. Constant itching and licking can lead to painful injuries if the root cause isn’t identified and remedied.
What Can I Give My Dog For Allergies?
You can start by taking a few preventative measures. If you know which allergens are responsible for flaring your pup’s allergies, make adjustments to avoid those allergens. The long amino acid chains found in proteins of standard dog foods are actually common allergy culprits.
Your dog’s internal system mistakes long amino acid chains as foreign invaders and attacks them accordingly. This creates inflammation within the gastrointestinal tract and across the skin. Redness, irritation, and itchiness translate into one uncomfortable and unhappy pet, all because his body is trying so hard to respond to long proteins. This entire allergic reaction can be avoided with a better dog food!
However, preventative measures can’t always protect your dog from allergy symptoms that diminish his quality of life. Stem cell therapy offers an exciting and unique way to address severe allergies and keep your dog comfortable in the face of nasty symptoms.
Stem Cell Treatment for Allergies
You may be familiar with stem cell therapy for arthritis or epilepsy, but it’s also a viable therapy for canine allergies. If your dog is suffering from year-round allergy symptoms, stem cell therapy makes it possible to reduce and eliminate symptoms. It also allows an option for your dog that’s without lifelong reliance medication, steroids, or other expensive dermatological treatments.
Stem cell therapy is so powerful because it targets the underlying inflammation responsible for your dog’s worst allergy symptoms. This is especially important since dogs with severe allergies endure inflammation from multiple triggers at once. Those triggers can’t easily be separated due to the deeply entwined nature of inflammatory markers, but stem cells respond to them all at once.
Stem cells exist naturally in the human and canine body. As soon as an injury occurs, stem cells anchor themselves to damaged tissue and recruit other powerful cells, proteins, and growth factors to stimulate a healing effect. However, sometimes an aggressive condition like year-round allergies becomes too intense for the body’s natural stem cells to address on their own.
In these situations, supplementing your dog’s healing capabilities with an injection of pure HUC-DT stem cells makes it possible to ramp up healing power and overcome severe injuries. HUC-DT stem cell therapy stands apart from every other regenerative treatment because it injects millions of potent stem cells directly into the area of inflammation.
Overall, stem cell therapy enhances the body’s normal healing processes, decreases allergy symptoms, and prevents future inflammation.
Can My Dog’s Allergies Be Cured?
Allergies can’t be entirely cured, but with the right stem cell treatment for allergies, symptoms can be effectively reduced and managed.
Since stem cell therapy decreases inflammation, it can liberate your pet from daily steroids and other medications. This benefit in itself enhances your dog’s health, since it cuts his risk of liver disease and other complications associated with long term use of pharmaceutical medications.
It’s even possible for stem cell therapy to alleviate other inflammation-related issues like arthritis and joint pain. Many pets only need one treatment to reap the benefits of stem cell therapy for the rest of their lives. However, others respond better with two stem cell injections over a period of time.
Overall, every pet is different. Your dog’s worst enemy could be ragweed, fleas, or mold – or all three! By working with a veterinarian who is HUC-DT certified and experienced in stem cell therapy, you can finally give your furry best friend the comfort he deserves.