When it comes to the health of our beloved dogs, it is important to also deal with possible allergies and food intolerances. Allergies are not uncommon in dogs and can manifest themselves in different ways. In this article you will learn more about allergies in dogs, the connection with the immune system, the intestine and the intestinal flora as well as the possibilities to treat them.
Allergies in dogs: a complex disease
Allergies are a complex immune response to certain substances called allergens. Dogs can be allergic to a variety of substances, including certain ingredients in food, pollen, dust mites and more. The immune system’s reaction to these allergens can manifest itself in different ways.
Food intolerances: A special form of allergy
A common form of allergies in dogs are food intolerances. Here, the dog reacts allergically to certain ingredients in its food. The symptoms can be varied and range from itching and skin irritations to digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea.
Symptoms of allergies in dogs and treatment options
The symptoms of allergies in dogs can be varied and often differ from individual to individual. These include:
- Itching and skin irritation
- Redness and rashes
- Digestive problems such as vomiting and diarrhoea
- Respiratory problems
The connection with the immune system and the intestine
The immune system plays a crucial role in allergies. During an allergic reaction, the immune system produces antibodies to fight the supposedly harmful substances. A large part of the immune system is located in the intestine, and a disturbed intestinal flora can lead to an increased susceptibility to allergies.
Colostrum: Probiotic support for allergies
Colostrum, also known as beest milk, is the first milk a mother produces immediately after giving birth. It is rich in antibodies and important nutrients that protect the newborn and strengthen its immune system. But colostrum is not only beneficial for newborns – it can also be a valuable support for dogs, especially in cases of allergies.
Why can colostrum help with allergies?
Colostrum contains a variety of probiotic bacteria strains that can positively influence the intestinal flora. A healthy intestinal flora is important to strengthen the immune system and reduce susceptibility to allergies. In addition, colostrum contains important immune factors that can help fight allergens.
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Allergies in dogs can be a challenge to overcome. With targeted support from probiotic colostrum, your dog can achieve a better quality of life. However, if you notice signs of allergies in your dog, don’t hesitate to consult a vet first to determine the exact cause.
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