Inside Scoop: TCVM Veterinarians Share Holistic Dog Allergy Protocol
Allergies can be tricky! Dogs suffer from different types of allergies, with so many different triggers. Often, it's tough to figure out exactly what the cause is.
Luckily, there are many quick and easy changes you can make at home to help you give your dog an edge on easing allergy and food sensitivity challenges.
What Does a Dog Suffering From Allergies Look Like?
First, it's important to understand there are several different types of allergies.
The three basic types are:
- flea allergy dermatitis
- food allergies
- environmental allergens
And, some dogs suffer from two or even all of the different types of allergies.
However, even though the causes vary, dogs display the same basic allergy symptoms.
For example, a dog suffering from any type of allergies may suffer from:
- chronic ear infections
- constant licking
- itchy ears
- overall itchiness
- red, inflamed skin
- runny eyes
- swelling of the eyelids, earflaps, lips, and face
Dog Allergies Protocol Step #1: Learn More About Dog Allergies
It's time to start the war on dog allergies!
So, if you're going to war, what do you need to do? Understand the enemy!
To learn more about dog allergies, grab a copy of PET | TAO's free ebook Dog Allergies 101: How to Stop the Itching, Scratching, Licking and Painful Vet Bills.
Holistic veterinarians Dr. Casey Damron and Dr. Marc Smith wrote the ebook with you in mind. It explains what's going on and how your dog feels, and offers information on things you can do at home to help.
Dog Allergies Protocol Step #2: Switch to a Limited Ingredient Dog Food
You can give your dog an amazing edge on easing allergies by simply switching to a limited ingredient food.
For example, PET | TAO Limited Ingredient Dog Food Recipe is naturally low in foods that stimulate an allergic response.
If you are a DIY type of person, you can easily make the recipe at home in a slow cooker. Just visit the PET | TAO Limited Ingredient Dog Food Recipe page.
Dog Allergies Protocol Step #3: Try Medicinal Mushrooms
Supplementing with medicinal mushrooms is another holistic tool for helping dogs suffering from allergies.
Medicinal mushrooms can ease inflammatory responses and allergy symptoms.
PET | TAO Complement Immune Mushroom Blend is an excellent product providing a synergistic blend of top medicinal mushrooms.
Complement Immune is available over-the-counter, without needing a veterinarian's prescription. So you can easily purchase Complement Immune here in our store.
Dog Allergies Protocol Step #4: Try Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics
Try digestive enzymes and probiotics.
Both digestive enzymes and probiotics promote overall gut health, which boosts overall immune health and immune response.
Digestive enzymes help your dog better digest everything he or she eats. Human studies show that properly and completely digesting food plays an important role in allergic response.
Probiotics help overall gut health by reintroducing healthy bacteria back into your dogs system. If your dog has a good population of healthy gut bacteria, it remarkably reduces and prevents allergies.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Damron recommend PET | TAO Harmonize GI. Harmonize GI is a blend of prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes. You can purchase Harmonize GI in in our store without a veterinary prescription.
Dog Allergies Protocol Step #5: Try Feeding Lung
According to TCVM, Lung is on the same meridian as the skin.
Therefore, lung treats help both breathing and skin allergies.
Lung treats support lung and skin similar to a glandular supplement in a “like treats like” fashion.
Dr. Smith and Dr. Damron recommend PET | TAO Freeze Dried Pork Lung Treats.
Dog Allergies Protocol Step #6: Learn More About TCVM Herbal Remedies
TCVM herbal remedies are special Chinese herbal formulations prescribed to restore energy balance to opposing forces of energy that run through invisible channels in the body.
Chinese medicine offers many amazing natural solutions for dog allergies.
Some good examples are:
However, you need an authorization from your veterinarian or a consultation with one of our vets to get TCVM herbs.
Need Extra Help for Your Special Needs Dog?
If you ever feel like you need extra help in managing your dog's allergies naturally or with TCVM herbal blends we can help.
TCVM Pet Supply co-founding veterinarians, Dr. Marc Smith and Dr. Casey Damron, offer TCVM telemedicine consultations.
If you get a TCVM telemedicine consultation ($125), you'll get personalized TCVM recommendations specific to your pet, including:
- TCVM Evaluation
- Food Therapy Recommendations
- TCVM Herb Recommendations & Veterinary Authorization
- Supplement Recommendations
- Alternative Medicine Recommendations
If you reside in the Middle Tennessee area or would like to commute, you may choose an in-clinic appointment instead.
You can learn more about each vet and contact the clinic you prefer directly:
We hope this information helps you, and wish you the best in helping your dog feel better.
If you have any other questions or if we can help you in any way, just let us know!
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