The two most common types of allergies that your pet may experience are food allergies and environmental allergies. Allergies of any type are an overreaction of the immune system. As the animal’s body tries to fight this substance, allergy symptoms occur.
Conventional treatment of allergies is most commonly directed at blocking or suppressing the immune response. While this approach can provide symptomatic relief, it does not address the underlying cause of the problem. When we shut down the immune system, we open the door to infections and other complications of a nonfunctioning immune system.
Bicom Therapy is a holistic approach to boosting the immune system, clearing allergens and sensitivities in the body. It is useful to test and treat any potential allergen or sensitivity – including foods, pollens, chemicals, metals and vaccines. This therapy was originally developed by physicists and pediatricians to treat allergies in children in Europe. The technology has been adapted to be helpful for our animal friends.
Medical Ozone therapy is used to detoxify the body and to activate the immune system by stimulating the production of cytokines. It has been used in the medical field in Europe since the 1800’s to reduce allergies, inflammation and infection. Medical ozone creates a cascade effect to reduce the allergic reaction without side effects.
Nutritional supplements and Herbs are an essential component of the healing process. Half of your body’s immune system is in the digestive tract so good intestinal health is crucial if you are to treat his allergies permanently. There are many different supplements and herbs that are beneficial for allergy issues. The specific herbs and supplements that are recommended are based on each individual pet’s needs.
These holistic treatments can be very helpful for pets with allergic diseases. They can be used separately or together, and they can be combined with medications if needed, allowing an integrative approach to the problem. When we address the variety of factors at the root of the pet’s allergy problem, the allergies can be reduced. It may take time, but good health is possible if the body is supported and not suppressed.
"Thank you to Dr. Strickfaden and the entire team at Countrycare Animal Complex for "thinking outside the box" and providing many excellent alternative therapies and natural supplements for her. Countrycare is a very special place where love is felt from the moment you walk through the door. We are so lucky to have a vet center willing to practice natural and holistic treatments right along with traditional veterinary medicine."
- Lisa B., Sheboygan Falls