Allergy Relief for Pets Shelbyville IN

Many shelter animals suffer from feelings of abandonment. They may even have a history of abuse from their previous family, and these kinds of traumas can exacerbate allergy symptoms. Read on to gain more information on dealing with pet's allergies.

Shelbyville Road Veterinary Hospital
(317) 539-1952
5120 Shelbyville Rd
Indianapolis, IN
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Monday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Wanamaker Animal Hospital
(317) 862-6615
8719 Southeastern Ave
Wanamaker, IN

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Brookville Road Animal Hosp
(317) 353-6143
8049 Brookville Rd
Indianapolis, IN

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Noah's Brandywine Animal Hosp
(317) 974-5796
1479 N State St
Greenfield, IN
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John C. Shepherd, D.V.M.Dr. Shepherd was reared in Brazil, Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences he pursued his veterinary degree at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He has been the Hospital

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VCA Village Park Animal Hospital
(317) 344-9983
15018 Greyhound Ct.
Carmel, IN
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Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
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Hennessy, C M, Dvm - Franklin Animal Clinic Inc
(317) 736-9246
2990 N Morton St
Franklin, IN

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(317) 353-6143
8049 Brookville Rd
Indianapolis, IN

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Mt Comfort Animal Hospital
(317) 894-2800
5537 W Us Highway 40
Greenfield, IN

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Shelbyville Road Veterinary Hospital
(317) 784-2773
5120 Shelbyville Rd
Indianapolis, IN

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Wabash Valley Animal Hospital
(812) 624-5917
1624 E Springhill Dr
Terre Haute, IN
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Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
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Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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Practitioner's Corner—About Pets: Anxiety and Allergies

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By Bob and Susan Goldstein

Q: My dog came from a shelter three years ago. He’s highly allergic, and I’ve tried everything to relieve his chronic itching, including cortisone shots. But nothing has worked. Help!

A: Believe it or not, our first recommendation is to look into your dog’s emotional state. Many shelter animals suffer from feelings of abandonment. They may even have a history of abuse from their previous family, and these kinds of traumas can exacerbate allergy symptoms.

Dogs with this kind of problem respond well to flower essences—tinctures made from the blossoms of flowering plants—or medicinal herbs, both of which can act upon the emotions. Anaflora’s Return to Joy flower essence formula is a good place to start as a broad-spectrum healer for abused animals. Use according to the package instructions for four weeks, then follow with a product called Anaflora’s Allergy. Just add ten drops to your pet’s drinking water each day.

Also, try switching his food to a home-prepared or hypoallergenic type such as California Natural, which contains no chemical preservatives. Add some chopped fresh vegetables and organic flaxseed or primrose oil to whatever you feed him. The flaxseed contains omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, and primrose oil contains gamma-linolenic acid, all of which have been proven to have anti-inflammatory effects and will help to quiet allergic reactions. The chopped fresh vegetables add what we call “life force” phyto-nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and enzymes) that are potent antioxidants, which help control inflammation by reducing free radicals.

Vitamin B6, a natural antihistamine, along with the Dr. Goodpets homeopathic Scratch Free and Earth Animal’s Herbal No More Itch, will aid in healing the skin. If your dog is still having difficulty and you want to avoid the long-term use of steroids, an alternative veterinarian can evaluate his condition and recommend an appropriate nutritional program.

Author: Bob and Susan Goldstein

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