MY DOG HAS FOOD ALLERGIES
It is outrageous that food allergies are not commonly recognized as affecting a large percentage of the dog population. Some dogs are almost nonfunctional due to food allergies, while others manage to get by. It is a matter of degrees. The most common treatment is to cover allergic reactions up with corticosteroids, antihistamines, or other forms of band-aids. That is if the doctor or owner even recognize the symptoms as being allergy related. A more healthy solution is to identify the allergies, avoid them, make the body so healthy it is not effected, and eliminate the individual allergies or the condition that allows them to manifest. I have not done routine desensitization by injecting offending antigens into an animal in over 30 years.
The number one ingredient in almost all of the following dog foods is CORN. Is this the corn that we grew up with and our grandparents raised and our bodies knew how to digest?
Years ago I went with a friend of mine to see a highly successful nutritionist in Atlanta. He advised us to get off products that had gluten in them, including wheat, because it gummed up our intestines and impaired absorption of valuable nutrients.
Feeding our dogs well requires some study on our part as consumers so we will know truth from hype. We need to remember we normally exert total nutritional control over our pets unless they are supplementing their diet with prey. Dogs are scavengers and are designed to eat a wide variety of foods and carrion.
Our very capable bodies are able to look over and ignore a few insults. The problems begin, they multiply, and their cumulative weight becomes oppressive like the collective straws on the camel’s back, and manifestations, sickness, and dysfunctions occur.
Food allergies cause inflammation throughout the body. Signs of food allergies are principally seen in the skin, the gastrointestinal system, urinary system, and the musculoskeletal system. However, I believe there are subtle signs in all systems of the body such as...
Years ago I was told by a learned veterinarian that she was able to detect a current disease condition in an animal from whom she had collected blood years ago. She said the DNA of the pet changed with his changing conditions over the years.
We have expanded applied kinesiology (AK) or muscle reflex testing (MRT) beyond drug and supplement testing to determine if a food product is actually good for an animal or not.