5 Supplements EVERY Itchy, Allergic Dog Should Be Taking

5 Supplements EVERY Itchy, Allergic Dog Should Be Taking

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Anne
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Anne

What weight is considered small and medium?

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Hi Anne! I have updated my article to reflect these parameters!

Karren
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Karren

I was wondering if you can get these supplements in one pill?

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

That would be great! I don’t know of any formulations with all of these together. I am so sorry!

meems
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my shih tzu is a crazy itchy dog..has had allergy shots..but, I don’t like them..How do I get all these pills down my little dogs throat…it’s a battle getting benydrl down

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Can you put them in something tasty like a slice of turkey or cream cheese?

Mariangela
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Mariangela

Can these supplements help my 5 year-old cat that has developped red bumpy scabs on his tummy and hind legs? He’s scratching and licking all the time. He was precribed prednisolone which helps but not for long and I don’t much like giving it to him.

Dr. Angie
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Dr. Angie

Hi there,

I am so sorry to hear about your kitty! I find that kitties that have itchy skin are often allergic to food. Have you tried any food trials?

Amy Z
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Amy Z

I gave my dog Quercetin and after a few days he started immediately throwing up while eating it in his food. Needless to say, I am not giving it to him anymore.

Claire Primo, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Amy,

I am so sorry to hear that your pup did not tolerate the Quercetin well! Definitely a good idea to discontinue it!

Warmly,
Claire

Cris
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Cris

Hi! Would Mag Ionized be a good choice for dogs? I found An Ionized Mag solution containing 300mg Mag and 400mg Malic Acid … Pls advice. Thanks!

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Hi Cris,

Magnesium can be helpful it certain situations. It can cause diarrhea when given in too high of a dose, so always start small.

Warmly,
Dr. Angie

Cris
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Cris

I know that … from own experience. Thanks! I was just wondering whether the other ingredients might be toxic to dogs and which kind of Mag would be better absorbed.

Leanne
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Leanne

My Dalmatian rescue is itchy, and has a cough/reverse sneeze in the morning after waking. He does not have kennel cough and has been on Apoquel for 2 weeks, which has helped the itching, but not the cough. After reading about Apoquel side effects I don’t want him to continue on that. He gets cod oil and a good probiotic, and he’s on Fluoxetine because of excessive fear and anxiety. I recently ordered some Beta Thym and am interested in adding the Quercetin and Magnesium – would it be OK for him to be on all 3 of those supplements?… Read more »

Jacquie Edie, Veterinary Nurse for BHV
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Jacquie Edie, Veterinary Nurse for BHV

Hi Leanne, Your Dalmatian is lucky to have you to take such good care of him! I’m sorry to hear of his itching, sneezing and anxiety. The cod oil and probiotic are great supplements to help with his allergies. Do you think the Fluoxetine is helping with his anxiety? Quercetin and Magnesium are fine to give in conjunction with his other medication and supplements. Dr. Angie has not used Beta Thym in her practice so we cannot speak to it’s efficacy. Are you using it as an anti-inflammatory? If you try it, keep us posted as to how it works!… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

Thank you so much for this article. My 80lb doodle has environmental allergies and though I am already incorporating some of these supplements into his system, I want to try the others that I am not. I have been battling his allergies for 3 1/2 years now and I don’t want to do the shots. I have 3 questions. 1 – The dosage of the Magnesium, it says 10mg. Is that for all size dogs, and how do you measure just 10mg? 2 – I already give my dog Vetionx Omega 369, is this different from Omega Fatty Acids 3… Read more »

Jan
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Jan

Update… I did order the Nutricalm, but it seemed to make him worse in so far as his excitability when people or vehicles walked/drove by our place.

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Hi Jan,

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this!

How have things been going since this post?

Warmly,
Claire

Jan
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Jan

Thanks for asking. Oak season is coming earlier this year here. It doesn’t help when Dietrich goes outside and starts rolling the yard. About 3 weeks ago, he had another bout with allergies, licking and chewing his side next to groin till it was bleeding and the hair matted, then chewing the back of his back legs. Every time he licked, it smelled so bad. All the while he has been wearing a cone on his head, but he still can reach that area if he really wants to. He sleeps in our room and one day he woke up… Read more »

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Hi Jan,

Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. I know that this is so stressful for you both.

I’m so glad that the medications did help rescue your pup from the extreme itching. Another thought is to visit a veterinary dermatologist. If these allergies are largely environmental, they may be able to help with immunotherapy!

I’m hoping you find a solution that not only helps your dog’s allergies, but also feels like the right approach. Managing allergies can feel so overwhelming, and you are doing a great job!

Warmly,
Claire

Warmly,
Claire

Annie Butler
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Annie Butler

My dog is currently on prednisone: 20 mg , a half tablet every other day. I feed her sweet potatoes, kale, blueberries, and salmon twice a day with coconut oil and 1 tsp of “Missing Link, The Original Superfood Supplement” for each meal. She’s been on a pre/probiotic since last May (2018) and I’ve ordered a different variety. She is 6 years old. When we first got her she did not have allergies. This started about 3 years ago. My vet put her on apoquel. After reading what some of the long-term problems could be, the vet agreed to switch… Read more »

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Hi Annie,

Great question!

We do not know of any negative interactions with using Prednisone and Quercetin together. It may take up to a couple of weeks to see the Quercetin begin working.

I hope this helps!

Warmly,
Claire

Annie Butler
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Annie Butler

Thank you so much for your help. Will get her started on the quercetin!

Dr. Angie Krause, DVM

Hi Annie,

You are so welcome! Keep us posted on everything!

Warmly,
Claire

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