Quercetin For Dogs
Itching! Scratching! Hives! Swelling! Redness!
Is Your Dog Suffering From Allergies?
Beautiful flowers and blooming trees in spring. Green grass in the summer. It sounds really pretty, but as the seasons change, so do the pollens and allergens in the air. Dogs can suffer with environmental allergies just like people, but they don't usually get runny noses or watery eyes, instead their immune system reacts with itchy skin, redness and hives that cause them to constantly bite and lick.
Recent studies report that the cases of environmental allergies in dogs has increased by 30% over the last decade. There are many theories about the increase. It could be due to increased allergens in the air, excessive medication use or over vaccination which can lead to a weakened immune response, poor breeding practices or overuse of processed food and treats.
How miserable is your dog when he has to wear the "cone of shame"? Sometimes it is the only thing that will stop him from licking and chewing on his red, irritated skin. Conventional veterinary treatment for allergies consists of steroids, antibiotics and antihistamines. Most dogs will finish a course of medication and then within a short period of time, the symptoms return. Over use of any medications can weaken the immune system and throw off the digestive tract and potentially harm the liver with long term use. These prescription treatments are not addressing the underlying immune reaction. A natural approach can offer safe, long-lasting results.
Types of Allergies in Dogs
The best way to protect your dog from an allergic response is to avoid the allergen, but it can be difficult to diagnose allergies in dogs. A reaction to seasonal allergens can be similar to a food allergy or flea allergy dermatitis.
- Seasonal Environmental Allergies
Some of the most common causes of seasonal environmental allergies in dogs include dust, dust mites, pollen, and grass. The irritants are more prolific during certain times of the year and your dog's reaction can be exacerbated if he spends a lot of time outdoors.
- Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)
Flea allergy dermatitis occurs when a dog's immune system is hypersensitive to the antigen or protein in the flea saliva. One flea bite can cause intense itching that can last for days. This can be difficult to diagnose, as there does not need to be a flea infestation, it can be from one single flea.
- Food Allergies
It can take years for a dog to develop a food allergy. They can eat the same food every day and suddenly become allergic
to a single ingredient or a complete protein source. Your dog could also be allergic to the dyes and additives in many commercial treats. To make diagnosis even more difficult, approximately 30% of dogs with food allergies also have environmental triggers.
- Other Environmental Allergies
Dogs can also have allergic reactions to many household chemicals, mold and mildew. Many of us treat our pets like children, so assume that they need the same environment free from pollutants and moisture. The candle you are burning or the scented laundry detergent can also impact your dog. Pets are much more sensitive to airborne particulates and the exposure can cause breathing problems.
What Is Quercetin For Dogs?
Quercetin is scientifically proven to reduce your dog's histamine response, providing much needed relief for allergies and inflammation. Quercetin belongs to a class of water-soluble plant pigments called flavonoids. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid that acts as an antihistamine for dogs and has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been referred to as a natural “Benadryl”. During an allergic reaction, the body releases histamine. Quercetin turns off the histamine response which is what causes the inflammation.
Quercetin relieves excessive scratching and itching, redness in paws, other symptoms related to seasonal allergies, helps reduce histamine response with mast cell tumors and has been shown to have anti-cancer effects.
Quercetin For Dogs Can Help Reduce Inflammation & Allergic Responses
- Seasonal Environmental Allergies
Respiratory symptoms, such as sneezing and eye irritation, are common allergy symptoms in humans, but dogs react with excessive scratching, licking, chewing, rashes, hot spots, hair loss and even digestive upset. Dog owners may not realize that their dogs can have seasonal allergies. Many holistic veterinarians refer to quercetin as nature’s own Benadryl. It is a safe, natural alternative to Apoquel. Quercetin suppresses the histamine reaction and blocks inflammatory enzymes to reduce swelling and itching.
Most dogs with seasonal allergies have either taken antibiotics or steroids at some point to control their allergies. These medications destroy the natural bacteria your pet needs to maintain a healthy immune system. Many dogs with allergies will also have ear infections, genital licking, digestive symptoms such as loose stool, skin infections and in all of these conditions, the pet will benefit from Power Probiotic. If your pet has allergies, for best results, use AllerEaze along with Power Probiotic, due to the combined benefit of the two products in supporting the immune system. We offer the two products together at a discounted package price.
- Dogs With Mast Cell Tumors (MCTs)
Canine mast cell tumors are the most common type of skin cancer found in dogs. They can be found on the limbs, in between toes and in the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. Both normal and cancerous mast cells contain chemicals that can be released into surrounding tissues. When these chemicals (particularly histamine) are released into the normal surrounding body tissues, side effects can include digestive problems (for ex: bleeding ulcers), skin rashes, shortness of breath and other symptoms.
The quercetin in AllerEaze helps to control the histamine response in mast cell tumors and reduce inflammation which lessens recurrences. According to scientific research, Quercetin and flavonoids have been shown to limit cancer cell growth in tumors. Mast cell tumors vary greatly in their size, shape, appearance and texture. The only way to definitely identify them is with a biopsy and pathology report which evaluates them based on location, grade and size. If your dog is diagnosed with a mast cell tumor, a holistic approach with diet changes and supplements can be used along with conventional treatments by your veterinarian to support your dog's immune system and prevent recurrence. CW Hemp Extract For Dogs, Curcumin Complex for Pets and Resveratrol for Dogs have also been very helpful for dogs with mast cell tumors.
AllerEaze For Pets - Contains quercetin and nettles.
Natural anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory plant extracts.
What is the best holistic treatment for pet allergies?
AllerEaze is an all-natural remedy for seasonal allergies in dogs and cats. It contains quercetin, a flavonoid that is scientifically proven to suppress allergic response and histamine release. AllerEaze also contains nettle leaf, a plant extract that helps to control inflammatory responses.
Can dogs and cats have environmental and grass allergies?
Cats and dogs are not allergic to grass, but to the grass pollens. These pollens can travel through the air for miles, so cats and dogs can show allergy symptoms even if you don’t have grass in your yard. The most common symptom of environmental allergies in pets is itching. They may also sneeze and have irritation or draining at the eyes. AllerEaze provides natural anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine relief for your pet.
What can I give my dog for allergies and itching?
AllerEaze is an all natural anti-histamine that provides fast relief for pet allergies, making it an excellent anti-itch solution for dogs. Allergic dog itch results in scratching, chewing and biting. Rashes and hives are also common allergic reactions. Most of your dog’s immune system is located within the digestive tract and skin allergies can also result from food allergies. Many pets with allergies also have a yeast overgrowth which can cause doggie odor, constant licking at the paws and genital area, scooting and ear infections. K9 Yeast Defense is excellent at controlling yeast overgrowth and works well with AllerEaze.
Is quercetin a natural anti-histamine?
Quercetin is scientifically proven to have anti-allergic and anti-histamine properties. Histamine is released as your pet’s immune response to a substance (pollen or other allergen) coming in contact with their mucous membranes (nose, mouth, intestines, etc). Anti-histamines block the allergic reaction. Quercetin has been referred to as a natural Benadryl.