Pet Vitamins and Supplements for Allergies From Dr. Khalsa’s Natural Dog

by Deserving Pets on July 6, 2010

As we continue on our pet allergy series, please note that Deserving Pets Vital Vitamins for Dogs and Deserving Pets Vital Vitamins for Cats contain many of the ingredients below and have helped many pets with allergic symptoms.

Vitamin C is an important vitamin for dogs with allergies

Vitamin C is an important vitamin for dogs with allergies. Dogs with allergies rapidly use up their stores of self-made vitamin C. Allergic dogs definitely need extra vitamin C to help decrease the allergic response and additionally to help remove toxins from the body. Vitamin C is even more important for dogs who are on steroids or who have been on antibiotics. The dose of vitamin C would range from 250 mg to 2,000 mg once or twice a day, depending on the size of your dog. Too much vitamin C all at once will cause loose stools. Always increase the dose of vitamin C gradually to avoid diarrhea. While some dogs may do well on 2,000 mg of vitamin C twice a day, some may be able to tolerate 500 mg a day before they get diarrhea. After the lower dose is well tolerated, the dose can be slowly increased.

Vitamin E works in conjunction with vitamin C. Both vitamins act as antioxidants. A recommended dose is from 200 to 400 IU once a day for any size dog.

Omega 3 fatty acids have been found useful in allergic skin conditions. Flaxseed oil is easily available in health food stores and can be given at the dose of one teaspoon to 1 tablespoon a day depending on the size of your dog. Other sources of Omega 3 fatty acids are: Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Seed Oil and Black Current Seed Oil. Hemp oil and Olive oil are also good sources of ‘ good fats.’

· Antioxidant combination containing grape seed extract once a day.

· Zinc can be helpful in certain skin conditions. Zinc picolonate is the best form to purchase. Give 10 mg once a day.

· Querciten, a neutraceutical found in Health Food Stores assists in the temporary relief of allergies by reducing the release of histamine from the mast cells, thus down regulating the allergic response.

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