Allergy Relief for dogs and cats helps to reduce symptoms associated with seasonal and environmental allergies. Formulated by a certified Master Herbalist using USDA organic herbs, Allergy Relief works to reduce the release of inflammatory substances, such as histamines, in response to an allergen. Allergens can be any substance, or antigen, to which the body has an immune response.
The herbs we have chosen for Allergy Relief help reduce inflammatory substances circulating in the body, modulate the immune system (because both a weakened and over-active immune system can be responsible), support the health of mucous membranes and strengthen the adrenal glands that can become exhausted from the stress of chronic itching. We have numerous dog and cat clients from around the country that have received relief with this highly-researched herbal blend!
How much should I purchase?
We recommend getting enough for at least two to four weeks to start. With this remedy we are trying to provide the body with what it needs to rebalance itself to a more anti-inflammatory, allergy resistant state. This is far different than using a prescription medication and may take longer, but, when possible, will get real results not just the suppression of symptoms.
A one ounce bottle contains 30 ml. We recommend providing this herbal remedy at least three times per day at first until desired results are seen. This means a 25 pound dog will receive 3 ml daily, so a one ounce bottle will last for ten days. In this case we recommend you purchase at least the two ounce size. If you then decide the product is working for your dog or cat try to place your reorder so there is no interruption in your animal's treatment.
What to Look for in a Superior Allergy Formula:
✓ Organic Herbs
Our formula contains certified USDA organic herbs. Research shows organic herbs have higher amounts of important nutrients as opposed to conventionally raised plants. Organic farming methods are also better for the environment and of course do not have the levels of residual pesticides that conventionally grown herbs can have. We also do not use wild crafted herbs in our formulas as this practice can damage wild populations of herbs and you do not necessarily know where the herbs are coming from or how they've been grown. Instead, we prefer to be on the safe side and only obtain herbs from USDA certified organic farms.
✓ Natural Ingredients
Natural ingredients are going to be gentler on your animal's body when compared to synthetic chemical ingredients or medications. The proper natural constituents are able to provide the body with what it needs to heal and get better. This is in direct contrast to synthetic ingredients or medications that can be especially hard on the liver and kidneys. Medications are also designed to have a symptom suppressing action in line with the principles of allopathic medicine which is to create a diagnoses and then use drugs to suppress symptoms. Using this course of action can never result in true healing and is not really meant to.
✓ Alcohol-Free Tincture with ORGANIC Vegetable Glycerin for Animals
Our blend is formulated by a special process using low heat and organic vegetable glycerin. Tinctures are concentrated forms of a plant's constituents that are readily absorbed and utilized by your pet's body. Because your pet may not like the taste of alcohol, we use vegetable glycerin which gives our tinctures a sweet taste your animals will like. Vegetable glycerin is a carbohydrate but is metabolized differently than sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels. It is also an efficient menstruum which extracts valuable constituents from plants and makes them readily available to the body. In addition, we take the extra time and effort to use a low heat process that extracts many more constituents than just soaking in glycerin alone as is done by most other herbal companies. And, of course, the use of organic vegetable glycerin ensures your pet avoids genetically modified ingredients and herbicides in their natural medicine.
✓ Uses only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
✓ Uses Fresh, High Quality Ingredients
We purchase our ingredients from some of the most highly regarded companies in their respective fields so you and your animals are ensured the finest quality supplements. In addition, we purchase in small quantities to make sure the products we provide to you are fresh and bursting with important nutrients. This is in direct contrast to many other products on the market that can spend a year or longer sitting in non-climate controlled warehouses before they even get to you.
A proprietary blend of USDA Organic herbs in a 1:5 ratio of herb to menstruum:
Nettle leaf (Urtica dioica), Eyebright herb (Euphrasia officinalis), Ginkgo leaf (ginkgo biloba), Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Burdock root (Arctium lappa) and Cayenne (Capsicum annuum).
Other Ingredients: ORGANIC vegetable Glycerin, Distilled water
About the Organic Herbs in this Formula
Nettle Leaf - Is an extremely nutritious herb supplying numerous vitamins and minerals. It also provides effective antiallergenic qualities by reducing the effects of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals that are responsible for the symptoms we associate with allergies.
Eyebright Herb - This herb's astringent qualities make it a great choice for reducing irritating allergy symptoms. It will help to strengthen and reduce inflammation of the mucous membranes and lessen discharge from the eyes and nose.
Ginkgo Leaf - This herb has many benefits for your dog and cat. In this formula we will focus on its rich concentration of flavonoids that are anti-inflammatory and antiallergenic. This herb also helps to increase blood flow thereby benefiting the removal of mucous and other waste products.
Licorice Root - A very effective and fast acting anti-inflammatory herb. Its content of glycyrrhizin has a similar chemical structure to corticosteroids that are naturally secreted by your pet’s adrenal glands. When used at recommended dosages, this herb may allow you to avoid the use of corticosteroid drugs that have numerous undesirable side effects.
Burdock Root – Because allergies can be related to a build up of toxins in the blood, often related to an overwhelmed and sluggish liver, burdock plays an important role in this formula as a nutritious liver tonic, as well as a blood builder and cleanser.
Cayenne – An excellent catalyst to the system making a wonderful circulating tonic that helps to deliver the herbal constituents in this formula throughout the body while helping to remove toxins and waste products. In addition, being naturally high in vitamin C makes this herb a good choice in an allergy formula.
Provide 1 ml per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times per day. May be squirted directly in the mouth, placed in a small amount of favorite food or added to meals. It is desirable to provide herbal remedies such as this away from meals for better absorption when possible.
You may safely use up to 4 mls per 25 lbs 2 - 3 times daily for a short period of time depending on the severity of your animal's condition. As your animal's condition improves slowly decrease dosage to minimum effective dosage. Contact us if you have any questions.
To apply directly in mouth just pull out lower lip at back of mouth and squirt in desired amount. Don't tilt head back and squirt down throat or your pet may breath some in. Wipe off dropper before placing back in container.
Long Term Use: After the first two - four weeks when your animal's condition stabilizes or improves begin to use on a schedule of 5 days on and 2 days off as long as your animal's condition allows this schedule without deterioration or as recommended by your veterinarian.
Please remember that chronic allergy symptoms can be greatly alleviated by feeding a raw food diet or properly prepared home made diet. It is hard to alleviate severe allergy symptoms with the majority of kibble diets for a variety of reasons. The only kibble diets we would recommend are Orijen and Acana pet foods. Proper digestion is very important so adding a digestive enzyme supplement is highly recommended (this is found in our Daily Multi Plus) and avoiding vaccinations, which promote autoantibodies and the subsequent release of inflammatory chemicals like histamine, is also key to reducing allergies.
Storage: If to be used over a period of a few weeks store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Refrigerate for longer term storage.
Important: Discontinue use if any unusual symptoms occur. If animal's condition worsens stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.