Food Allergies

Food Alleriges DogDog and Cat Food Allergies…

Have a dog or cat itching and scratching? Biting at their feet? Struggling with flaky scaly skin? If so, you might consider trying the protocol below.

Here at the PetStaurant we believe that many of the skin and allergy issues people face and encounter in regards to their dogs exist because of a compromised immune system, and the feeding of certain types of food. Through the close work and ties that we hold with the people we help, we have developed a great strategy to attempt to help people find relief for their dogs or cats.

If you have a dog skin problem, or a cat skin condition – let the PetStaurant help your pet find relief.

1) Start by changing your diet. Try cooking or preparing your own food. Reason? Because many of the food issues your animal faces can be a result of diets high in both starch and sugar. “But my food is grain free!” Grain free doesn’t mean low starch. Things like tapioca, potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, and chickpeas all represent high sugars and starches that can cause skin eruptions and other allergy associated issues. If you have a dog skin allergy or dog food allergy, changing your diet is most important. If you have a cat skin condition or a cat food allergy, it still begins with diet.

Remember to look at your treats as well. No biscuits, no treats containing potatoes, sugar, molasses, inulin, wheat, starch, dextrose, and especially wheat. No human food like fruits, carrots, pasta, bread, and cereal. These are all high starch.

2) Work to keep the immune system in tact. What this means is while you are attempting to fix a skin or allergy issues, look to reduce antibiotic intake, vaccines, and any other things that may compromise the immune system. One thing to be sure to do – stop using internal flea medications like Comfortis or Trifexis. They are poisons, meant to kill something that bites your cat or your dog.

3) Try using the following supplements with a low glycemic food and treat diet.

Cleanse by Whole Leaf Organics: Works to digest yeast and fungus in the body, and reduce histamine reactions in regards to food. This should be given every meal. Meaning, if you feed 3 times a day, you would use the suggested dose per weight of dog each meal.
Recommended Dosage:
1/4 cap ea meal – dog under 10lbs / cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap ea meal – dog 10 to 20lbs / cats 8 – 15lbs
1 cap ea meal – 20 to 50lbs / cats 15lbs plus
11/2 caps ea meal – 50 to 80lbs
2caps ea meal – 80lbs plus

Thrive by Whole Leaf Organics: Natural antibiotic and antifungal. Very effective in reducing inflammation and red and irritated skin. This should be given twice a day.
Recommended Dosage:
1/4 cap am pm – dog under 10lbs / cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap am pm – dog 10 to 20lbs / cats 8 – 15lbs
1 cap am pm – 20 to 50lbs / cats 15lbs plus
11/2 caps am pm – 50 to 80lbs
2caps am pm – 80lbs plus

Itchy Skin by Herb Inspired: Itchy Skin is a unique enzyme formula that works to treat exactly what its name states – itchy skin. This should be given each meal as well, and we recommend starting this supplement 2 to 3 days after successfully weaning your dog or cat onto Cleanse and Thrive.
Recommended Dosage:
1/4 cap ea meal – dog under 10lbs / cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap ea meal – dog 10 to 20lbs / cats 8 – 15lbs
1 cap ea meal – 20 to 50lbs / cats 15lbs plus
11/2 caps ea meal – 50 to 80lbs
2caps ea meal – 80lbs plus

Immunity by Whole Leaf Organics: A multi spectrum probiotic that works to restore Flora, a key element in regards to getting your dog and cat to a state of optimal health. We recommend Immunity for maintenance regimes as well, 1/2 to 1 capsule a day. When combating skin allergies or yeast, Immunity should be given twice a day.
Recommended Dosage:
1/4 cap am pm – dog under 10lbs / cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap am pm – dog 10 to 20lbs / cats 8 – 15lbs
1 cap am pm – 20 to 50lbs / cats 15lbs plus
11/2 caps am pm – 50 to 80lbs
2caps am pm – 80lbs plus

FloraTheory by Herban Theory (www.herbantheory.com): A critical care probiotic, adding Flora Theory to your dog or cats allergy and skin protocol can really be the difference. Why the addition of a second probiotic makes sense? It compromises what we call a double probiotic method, and is effective at battling reactions food may cause and also reduce the amount of yeast, fungal, and bacterial overgrowth in the body. If your dog or cat is really itchy, then Flora Theory is highly recommended.
Recommended Dosage:
1/4 cap am pm – dog under 10lbs / cats under 8lbs
1/2 cap am pm – dog 10 to 20lbs / cats 8 – 15lbs
1 cap am pm – 20 to 750lbs / cats 15lbs plus
11/2 caps am pm – 75lbs and over