How To Relieve Your Dog's Allergies

How To Stop Your Dog Being Affected By Allergies

Does your dog get affected by allergies during the year? My dogs seem more prone when:
  • the trees are out in blossom,
  • grass starts growing a lot
  • hedges and other plants are in bud, and
  • when many crops start to grow.

Do you recognise these as triggers for your dog's allergies?

Of course if your dog gets severe symptoms. For instance itchiness or running eyes, then getting professional Veterinary advice is essential. But a holistic approach can be helpful. Both to prevent and treat allergies. Here's some tips on how.

1. Prevention Is Better Than Cure For Dog Allergies

The immune system can help protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and fungi to avoid infectious diseases. However, in the case of allergic diseases, the immune system mistakenly attacks against harmless substances, like pollen or certain foods, which actually hurts the body. A healthy immune system is more able to "turn off" and "turn on" to protect the body. Whilst minimising allergic reactions.

Tip #1 - Make sure your dog's immune system is healthy as possible through good nutrition and care. Use high quality supplements if required to help!

2. Avoid the Problem

Ok - so this may seem a bit defeatist!

However, if you know specifically what causes your dog to get an allergic reaction, and you can realistically avoid it. For instance by walking somewhere different for a few weeks, then do it. Of course this may not be practical. But is worth considering.

Tip #2 - Think how you can reduce the exposure to the allergens

3. Veterinary Homeopathy

There's dozens of different homeopathic preparations that can be used to help with a variety of ailments, including allergies. A qualified veterinary surgeon who has specialised in homeopathy will be able to help you with this natural approach.

Tip #3 - Have a Consultation With a Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeon

4. Reduce the Problem

If you've taken your dog for a walk and you've been where there is pollen about and which normally causes itchiness. Or other allergic symptoms, then:

  1. Wash his/her paws off when you get back.
  2. Use a damp towel to wipe over his/her coat.

Both of these can reduce the amount of pollen that's left on your dog, to minimise the allergic reaction.

Likewise, give your dog (or other animal) a good groom to help promote skin health.

Tip #4 - Care For Your Dog's Skin To Reduce The Irritation

What Do I Do?
My own dog (and horses) have Aloe Vera and Bee Pollen supplements daily to help promote a healthy immune system, and I find they do help. Research has taken place proving the efficacy of Bee Pollen on horse health. Read more here.

If you'd like your dog (or other animal) to discover these. Then please email me for details.

Remember as with any ailment it's important to get Veterinary advice before using a therapy to help. Remember too that what works with one animal may not necessarily work with another.

Find out more about these and other natural animal therapies here at Taranet. Or read other articles in this Natural Pet Health Blog. Take a look at the sitemap here to explore!

About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.