Help For Itching, Scratching and Allergies in Dogs and Cats
We receive a lot of messages asking if our Superfood & Probiotic Supplement (one for dogs and one for cats) will help with pet allergies. Often pet parents aren’t sure what the source of the allergies are, but usually it's tied to itching and other skin issues.
While we always recommend seeing a vet for a diagnosis, here are some of our best tips to help deal with skin itching and other symptoms of allergies:
Probiotics: A pet’s immune system is greatly influenced by the digestive tract. When the gut is devoid of healthy bacteria – aka, probiotics – poor digestion is only one of the many negative health issues that can arise. There have been thousands of scientific studies linking an unhealthy microbiota with disease states as varied as cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, allergies, and more. While these studies are on humans, research has shown that dogs (and other animals) have very similar microbiomes to humans so if we know that a given probiotic benefits humans, the chances are very good that it will also benefit dogs. Alternatively, a healthy microbiota plays a number of pivotal roles in maintaining good health, including improved immunity, reducing the risk of infections, and ensuring healthy digestion. Learn more about the probiotic we chose for our supplement.
Anti-inflammatory foods: If your pet is itching, their skin is likely inflamed. Ensuring anti-inflammatory ingredients are part of their diet is a good way to soothe the skin from the inside out. Look for ingredients that have an anti-inflammatory effect to reduce itching and other irritations caused by allergies such as good sources of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, turmeric, blueberries, coconut and other nutrient-loaded foods.
Avoid common allergens: Look for foods and snacks that are all-natural and don't contain common allergens. Most dog allergies are tied to proteins and the top five culprits are: beef, dairy, wheat, chicken and eggs. Consult your vet for the best hypoallergenic food for your pet.
Our Superfood & Probiotic Supplement: We feed our cats and dogs the very best pet foods on the market, yet many pets still suffer from common, recurring health ailments such as constipation, diarrhea and other digestive disorders, urinary tract issues, allergies and lacklustre coats in addition to less-than-stellar overall health.
Even healthy pet foods don't include many of the nutrient-rich ingredients that provide complete wellness support for our dogs and cats. Adding these missing ingredients to your pet's diet can help reduce symptoms of common health problems. Shop for our Superfood & Probiotic Supplement here.
*Note: Our Superfood & Probiotic Supplements are not cures for the root cause of allergies or other health issues, but they have been shown to reduce skin irritation, itching and other symptoms of common allergies.
But don’t take our word for it, read what just a few of our customers have to say about how our Superfood & Probiotic Supplements have helped itching and allergies in their pets.
Elsie C. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Verified Purchase
"We have 9 Dachshunds. All but 2 were adopted/rescued and came with health issues. Over the years I have tried everything imaginable for the itching, scratching and chewing. I am sto thankful we found BECAUSE!!! In 3 days we could see an amazing difference in them...our 15 yeras old even seems to be more energetic. The skin issues and constant scratching have gone….I mean gone!!!! We love these little guys like children and keeping them healthy is so important! Thank you!!!!!!!! Elsie Corbett (Smithfield, NC)."
Ann G. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Verified Purchase
"I adopted a seven year old Aussie cattle dog two years ago. Several months ago she developed a severe skin allergy. She had always had a bit of a flaky coat but had been helped with diet and fish oil. However, her skin had become so dry and itchy, I could not find relief for her. I tried everything. Change in diet, shampoos, supplements, topical remedies. Nothing worked! She developed a secondary skin infection and lost most of her hair. I came home from work one day to find blood everywhere! She had scratched herself raw! She was put on antibiotics and meds for the itching but I still couldn’t get her coat back. It was dull and flaky and still itchy, but not as severe. I started using your product two months ago, for both my dogs. The female is now 9 and I have an 8 year old Catahoula bulldog. Both of their coats are shiny and soft! Both dogs act like puppies! I’ve been needless to say, more than pleased. Thank you!"