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Does Your Dog Suffer From Allergy or Skin Conditions??

Allergies and Skin Conditions

     Most pet conditions are suffered in silence. Because of their inability to talk and help with the diagnosis, most vets are guessing at causes and treatment of most conditions. Skin allergies on the other hand are quite different. The skin accounts for 12 percent of body weight and is the barrier with the outside world. It is the largest organ in the body.

    Millions of pets are troubled by persistent irritation to the point of self-mutilation. Many pet owners are troubled by the sound of incessant itching and scratching.  They rely on advice from groomers, trainers and pet stores. They ultimately end up at the vet clinics for treatment where one-third of other patients exhibit the same signs and symptoms. There they get anti itch, antibacterial, and anti- allergy preparations to treat the symptoms. The exposure to fleas, mites, ticks, and bacteria might suggest that treating the symptoms might be appropriate – but is it? Symptomatic treatment of allergies and skin conditions might not be the right treatment of choice. My suggestion is to dig a little deeper to find the root causes before administering a topical treatment. Evidence is surfacing that unnatural diets predispose animals to unnatural outcomes. In some cases the skin disease signs are directly resulting from the diet. In other situations the diet renders the animal more sensitive to the fleas, bacteria and allergens.

   My years of experience and working with a multitude of vets and animal practitioners suggest that healthy dogs that are raised on natural raw food diet based foods do not exhibit the range and severity of skin diseases compared to their artificially fed cousins. For this reason, we see miraculous turnarounds that a change in diet has created. The skin reflects on the true condition of the pet. It is like looking into a mirror to reflect the general condition of the animal. A dull sparse hair coat is like a diagnostic tool and becomes a useful barometer for rendering advice and treatment. Pinch the skin of your dog between your fingers and see if the skin is hard and crusty. If so – it is like taking their temperature. It’s time to take action and reverse the attack on the immune system that is causing this condition. Check on the periodontal condition of the animal as well to see the relationship between poor dental health and allergies. The Barf Diet as well as a world of supplements is available to treat and reverse these symptoms. We at Barf World  care about your lovely dogs, just see what some of our customer say about our diet and how it solved their dogs skin conditions.

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  1. What supplements would be good for a dog with allergies who itches and scratches their fur out?

  2. It is almost impossible to answer this question without knowing more details. I would need to know what food you are currently feeding. This makes a big difference on answering the question properly. If you are feeding a dry- grain based, heat processed food then I will be able to make comments that might help. If you are feeding a raw meat diet then I would need to ask another set of questions.
    Supply me more details and I will be happy to respond.
    Rob

  3. Jack

    Thanks for write this article

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  5. Sheila Frank

    Mr.Mueller,
    I tried sending you and E-mail but it would not go through. I have 3 Pugs and they started with allergy problems last summer. they are 2 and 4 years old. Mom and Sons. I need to try something to help them and to also maintain their weight. I have them on Beneful weight control diet. Their weght is doing great but the allergies are worst. I would like to order some of your food but need to know if I should stick with one flavor or can I give a variety of flavors? I also would like to know what signs will I get if my dogs can’t tolerate your raw diet?
    I would also like to find out some information on becoming a distributor. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Sheila Frank Cell Phone: (410)913-2222

  6. Judy Townsend

    My dog has allergies, food-realted and environmental. We’ve been unable to rectify her sad situation for more than a few days in over 2 years. We are feeding IVD Potato and Venison, some venison meat and bones, some plain potato. Still she was itchy and red with frequent ear infections. The doctor repeatedly presecribed antibiotics and topicals.

    A friend suggested I look into the BARF diet. Sounds good and I’d like to try it. But if I know that feeding her beef has caused inflammation, do I exclude it from her BARF diet? Do I stick with fresh venison and vegs? I understand that healthy dogs are healthier on this regimen. But how do we approach feeding a dog with obvious allergies to unknown allergens?

  7. Thank you for BARF. I have 4 dogs. My two elder Schnauzers developed what the vet called “Schnauzer back” and I was told this was hereditary and nothing could be done. Hmphf! I MAY accept that IF it had developed before an 8th birthday and the “special” Science Diet food prescribed (yes, only available by presciption) for kidney problems (crystals in urine). I immediately started to switch their diet. The closer I got to no grain dog food, the better their attitude and my life. Now, we are on the BARF diet exclusively. And, just in time, as we adopted a blind, very digestively sensitive, elder Schnauzer. He has thrived on BARF. Now, if anything can turn around the health an old blind puppy mill Schnauzie, what is not to love? Let the good times roll! We are hooked for life.

  8. Jenna

    my father has a rottweiler and he has always had a serious “itchy” problem. Around 4 months ago I finally got him to change him to the BARF diet. His weight has improved. HIS ITCHY IS WORSE!!! I am very good at this diet. I have improved my great dane by 1000% but he is having a terrible time with his skin. He is now loosing his hair. I am very aware of detox. BUT AFTER 4 months.. I need some expert advice. Please.

    • Good Morning Jenna,
      Please read the blog that I wrote regarding detoxification on the BARF World website that covers the possibility of skin conditions getting worse before getting better. let’s analyze how long it took for your dog to build up the toxins in the first place. I have seen the process take well over 6 months and higher. Every animal is different in the amount of time it takes and of course the elimination process is best being eliminated through the skin rather than the feces or urine. That is why the condition may get worse before getting better. I would suggest supplementing with our BARF PLUS supplement. This will introduce live enzymes, probiotics, vitamins and minerals that will help to regulate his digestive system. The benefit of this is to strengthen the immune system. This is the dogs best defense mechanism.
      Hope this helps you out.
      Regards,
      Rob

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