FOCUS ON ALLERGIES
There are two areas when it comes to the topic of allergies and companion animals. First, there are humans who are allergic to pet urine, saliva or dander. After more than a decade of research, a line of Purina Pro Plan cat food has been shown to reduce the allergens in cat hair and dander by an average of 47 percent starting in the third week of daily feeding.
Second is the issue of pets that are themselves allergic to something. This allergic reaction can come as a result of an item that the animal comes in contact with, that it eats or even inhales. Withs dogs and cats, the most common symptom associated with allergies is itching of the skin. In some cases, symptoms involve the respiratory system, with coughing, sneezing and/or wheezing. Sometimes, there may be runny discharge from the eyes or nose. In other cases, the allergic symptoms affect the digestive system resulting in vomiting and diarrhea.
Thanks to several manufacturers in the pet care industry, including SquarePet, Fidobiotics and InClover, pet parents now have access to a variety of foods, grooming and health products to help combat this problem.
BioResilient is designed to promote healthy skin and less discomfort while addressing environmental allergies. Mangosteen addresses allergies while supporting intestinal health. Curcumin is a strong antioxidant found in turmeric, and quercetin stabilizes the cells and releases histamine in order to maintain proper levels within a dog’s system.
Purina Pro Plan LiveClear
Purina Pro Plan LiveClear is the first and only cat food shown to reduce the allergens in cat hair and dander. Pro Plan LiveClear offers great-tasting, outstanding nutrition in an everyday food. When fed daily, it significantly reduces the allergens in cat hair and dander. LiveClear is fortified with guaranteed live probiotics for digestive and immune health as well as natural prebiotic fiber that nourishes specific intestinal bacteria for digestive health.
SquarePet Squarely Natural
The pure and natural formulation of Squarely Natural primarily uses only four minimally processed, high-quality ingredients. Squarely Natural pet food is especially amenable to pets with food sensitivities. It is free of the corn, wheat and soy fillers that are found in many other brands. In fact, it is free of all fillers and chemical preservatives. SquarePet is proud to maintain all manufacturing of its products, including Squarely Natural pet food, in the USA.
2-In-1 Grain Free Organic Shampoo and Conditioner
Pure and Natural created a grain-free, USDA certified organic shampoo for dogs with skin sensitivity issues. This formula relieves itching and smooths dry brittle coats. Made with organic mint and lavender, 2-In-1 Grain Free Organic Shampoo and Conditioner creates a calm and relaxing bath.
Super Pet Nutrition
Veterinary-recommended Super Pet Nutrition by Sovereign Laboratories is nature’s superfood for dogs and cats. Bovine colostrum is the amazing whole-body wellness ingredient in Super Pet Nutrition. Super Pet Nutrition helps relieve allergies, supports a healthy digestive system, supports joint health, promotes a soft and silky coat, and supports natural energy and stamina. The colostrum in Super Pet Nutrition is collected from the first milking of dairy cows, which are pasture-raised, growth hormone-free and antibiotic-free. It’s non-GMO, gluten-free, and Halal- and Kosher-certified.
Healthy Paws Herbals Allergy + Itch Relief
Healthy Paws Herbals Allergy + Itch Relief was created for pets with an itchy skin/coat associated with allergies and/or sinusitis, red eyes, dermatitis, eczema, rash and excessive mucus in the eyes and/or nose. The formula has a drying effect as well as anti-itching. Simply add to pets’ water or food. Healthy Paws Herbals offers safe, natural and non-toxic allergy and itch relief.
Fidobiotics Immuno Boosto
Every Immuno Boosto stick pack is bursting with 20 billion CFUs of funk-fighting strains of probiotics, plus a proprietary blend of eight mushrooms, eight hers and other immune-boosting ingredients. Immuno Boosto aids a dog’s digestive system. Created for pups with seasonal allergies or feeling the funk from a cold. Immuno Boosto contains no chicken protein and won’t cause any issues for allergic pups.
Pet Botanics Omega Plus
Pet Botanics Omega Plus with Bone Broth delivers support for healthy joints in delicious treat form. Its exclusive Bone Broth formula includes collagen, cartilage and bone marrow—all essential ingredients in maintaining strong, flexible joints, bones and connective tissue. Omega-3 and 6-rich salmon oil and chia have also been added to promote healthy coats and skin. The treats contain pumpkin to aid in digestion, so they’re ideal for dogs with food allergies and sensitive stomachs.