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Dog Allergy Update:New Treatment

By Dr. Andrew Jones


Allergy Update – New Treatment

First, these are the basics of allergy treatment

1.Use lowest oral dose of medication when needed (seasonal flare-ups) to keep pet comfortably itchy (i.e. lowest dose of Pred/antihistamines)

2.Frequent bathing, ear cleaning (DON’T underestimate this – I prefer an Aloe/Oatmeal Shampoo plus conditioner)

3.Get proper diagnosis (secondary infections, hypothyroidism, demodicosis, etc.)

4.A simple hypoallergenic diet – primary a UNIQUE protein, such as fish for dogs, turkey for cats

5.NO vaccines

6. Supplements – EFA’s (Fish and Flax oil), Probiotics, Anti-histamine nutrients such as Turmeric and Vit C

A ‘NEW” Supplement: Derma Strength Tabs:

Vetri-Science Laboratories’ Derma Strength for Cats and Dogs is an advanced formula to support skin health and post surgical recovery in cats and dogs. It includes important ingredients that support the immune system response and circulation, tissue recovery, histamine level maintenance, and protection against free radical damage. Essential fatty acids DHA and EPA support circulation and cellular integrity and health. DMG provides immune system support, while hyaluronic acid supports tissue hydration. The inclusion of MSM supports collagen production and contributes to skin texture and elasticity. Derma Strength also contains grape seed extract and perilla seed to support a healthy histamine response and manage histamine levels within normal ranges. Derma Strength is available in an imitation chicken flavored chewable tablet.

Directions for Use: Give 2 tablets per 30 lbs of body weight, daily. For cats and dogs less than 20 lbs give 1 tablet daily. If giving more than 1 tablet daily, divide between AM and PM.

Product Facts

Active Ingredients per Tablet:

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) – 75 mg
N,N-Dimethylglycine HCl (DMG) – 50 mg
Methionine -50 mg
L-Cysteine – 50 mg
Grape Seed Extract – 30 mg
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) – 25 mg
L-Proline – 25 mg
Perilla Seed Extract – 20 mg
d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – 10 IU
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) – 11 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) – 7.5 mg
Zinc (Zn Citrate) – 5 mg
Hyaluronic Acid – 5 mg
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – 4 mg
Retinyl Acetate (Vitamin A) – 37 IU

Inactive ingredients: brewers yeast, calcium phosphate, cellulose, fish oil concentrate, natural imitation chicken flavor, stearic acid, silicon dioxide.

Dr Andrew J


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Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM