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.
"I have been taking all my dogs (rescues and my own) to Countrycare for over 10 years. It is an hour drive one way and it is well worth the trip! Dr. Karen Strickfaden is the only vet I will trust the health of my dogs to. Our latest challenge was my 8 year-old golden retriever with Masticatory Muscle Myositis. The conventional treatment involves large doses of Prednisone; there was no information available on any holistic alternative. Dr. Strickfaden and I researched and contacted several other sources and we were able to put together a protocol which included Chinese Herbs, supplements, therapeutic essential oils and Bicom treatments. To date, nine months later, she is doing great, eating well, lots of energy and still competing in agility and loving it. I am forever grateful to Dr. Strickfaden, not only for her knowledge in holistic medicine and treatments but her willingness to research other options."
- Dana B., Neenah