If you are looking for help with your itchy, miserable dog, you’re in the right place. If your cat is having trouble digesting her food and seems like she just doesn’t look or feel her best, look no further! Food allergies in dogs and cats, or more accurately, the “allergy-type symptoms” can wreak havoc with your pet’s health and your sanity.
Traditional medicine usually prescribes steroids that only mask the allergy symptoms by suppressing the natural function of immune system and can cause damaging side effects. Prednisone is the typical “go to” steroid for dogs and other pets, however, click here to read this information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine paying particular attention to the phrase “treat the symptoms” and here is another trusted source of info with the long list of side effects. Steroids are generally only prescribed short term because they inhibit the body’s ability to defend itself against all infections and other potentially deadly pathogens. Sadly, most pet’s allergy symptoms return stronger than before treatment beginning a vicious cycle that has zero lasting benefits.
By contrast, the holistic approach takes the “whole” body into consideration and focuses on addressing the source of the allergy type symptoms – effectively restoring normal function and balance to all systems in the body. The most important of those is the immune system. A healthy immune system = a healthy body!
Most allergy-type symptoms are not actual allergies at all. A true food allergy can be life threatening. If you suspect your dog has real food allergies, a blood test from your Vet can tell you for certain. The stressors in your pet’s diet are more likely the root of the allergic symptoms. By this, we are referring to things that trigger an allergic reaction, such as itching and chronic ear yeast overgrowth. These can be food or environmental allergens.
Because dogs and cats lack the proper digestive enzymes to digest starchy root vegetables and grains, feeding these types of foods can contribute to yeast overgrowth and immune system issues. This can lead to even more discomfort and more serious skin issues. However, even if you feed the very best pet food available and rotate proteins every few months to ensure variety, how are you to know which of the many ingredients are to blame for the itching and scratching? This can mean spending lots of money trying different brands and formulations and never really knowing exactly what’s causing your pet’s discomfort. Maybe we can help!
The Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan, formerly “Healthy Dog and Cat Alternative Sensitivity Assessment”, which can be purchased at Bark Avenue in Colleyville, is the original hair and saliva scan for identifying over 300 stressors in your pet’s diet and environment. It can give you an easy to follow road map for bringing your pet back into balance. Using biofeedback analysis, widely accepted as an accurate way to read the body’s energy to achieve greater wellness, we can show you what foods and environmental factors are currently impacting your pet’s well-being.
The Pet Wellness Life Stress Scan uses biofeedback, which has the ability to read the energetic resonance that emanates from the hair and saliva samples. Biofeedback energy status analysis measures the body’s bio energetic balance or homeostasis in relation to various food and environmental factors that an animal is exposed to. The Chinese would call this a balance of yin or yang, with the ultimate goal removing or reducing incompatible energetic disturbances that diminish the body’s Qi or life-force. It is well known in TCM, homeopathy and western holistic medicine, that energetic and spiritual disturbances often precedes physical disturbances.
In western folklore, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”, this can translate to: “What may be healthy for one dog may be unhealthy for another dog.”
This is not a traditional medical laboratory allergy test.
It is a non-invasive energetic analysis seeking to identify and diminish non-harmonic energetic factors. Using biofeedback analysis, the biofeedback device can identify over 300 food and environmental factors that may disturb an animal’s energy balance. Biofeedback measures the body’s energetic reaction to various substances. It is complimentary and is in no way meant nor to be inferred as a substitute for traditional allergy testing methods that use blood samples such as the ELISA and antibody testing. We highly recommend that you consult with your vet if you wish such traditional testing be done for your pet.
Glacier Peak Holistics is committed to customer satisfaction and the well-being of your pet. To date they have run over 10,000 Energy Assessments through their dedicated energetic biofeedback department.
Changing your pet’s food is an excellent place to start, however, there may be serious energetic imbalances that are asking for attention. If you have further questions or need additional assistance, contact a representative at Bark Avenue Market & Bakery at 817-656-2275 or stop by!