Allergy Bite Recipes
Environmental allergies aren't just felt by humans Dogs, cats, even horses can experience allergies! The reason why some dogs experience allergies and others don't is a multi layered explanation.
To put it simply:
- Immunity - Your dogs immune system must be balanced. You don't want their immune system to be low but you also don't want it to be over stimulating. Either way, their body is not going to be able to handle the external foreign substances. Work on balancing the immune system with medicinal mushrooms like Turkey Tail, Reishi and Astragalus Root.
- Antihistamines - When there is a lot of allergens floating around and/or your dog is experiencing allergies while they are working on rebalancing their immune system, using antihistamines can counter balance the effects of pollen. Think, Nettle Leaf and Quercitin.
- Anti-inflammatories - Helps to reduce swelling and irritation caused by allergic reactions.
Now lets get into a simple, at home refreshing, frozen treat recipe that you can make for your pups all summer long!
What you'll need:
- Bone broth - 1 C. - check out our other blog post on how to make bone broth HERE
- Nettle leaf - 1 TB
- Cooking pot
- Measuring cup
- Ice cube trays or silicone molds
What you'll do:
- Make dog safe bone broth. Check out recipe HERE
- Take hot bone broth, place into a cooking pot and pour in Nettle leaf
- Cover and let sit for 15 minutes to 1 hour
- Strain out Nettle leaf into a measuring cup
- Simply pour the liquid into ice cube trays or silicone molds and freeze
- Feed 1-3 frozen bites to your dog daily and watch their allergy symptoms subside!
This is such a simple way to add antihistamines to your dogs diet. Reduce their itchiness, runny nose or goopy eyes while also cooling down your four legged babies during the hot summer months!