Seasonal Allergy Support for Dogs
Dogs can have seasonal allergies just like people. A dog’s immune system will react to everyday allergens found in the environment. Like people, dogs can have an allergy to pollen, mold, grass, ragweed, and dust mites. They can also be allergic to certain household products such as cleaners, carpet fibers, carpet deodorizers, insecticides, rubber, etc. and contract contact dermatitis.
Your pet’s immune system can overreact to these common unharmful environmental substances. You can help support your pet’s immune reaction to these airborne irritants by using safe and natural herbal supplements.
It’s best to first ensure that your dog has a seasonal allergy and is not dealing with skin allergies or food allergies. If you suspect this, our pet experts can offer different types of suggestions to help, like an elimination diet or novel protein diet for food allergies.
How Alge-Ex Supports Dogs with Seasonal Allergies
Alge-Ex is made with natural ingredients that are powerful against the causes of allergies, but gentle on your pet’s body. It was formulated by a holistic veterinarian and a master herbalist with a combined experience of over 50 years using plant extracts such as eyebright, feverfew, and European goldenrod" (2 instances). The natural properties of these ingredients help to reduce inflammation and irritation, and regulate your pet’s histamine response.
Bathing your pet is also an excellent way of helping your dog cope with a seasonal allergy. Bathing helps remove allergens and also provides relief. Make sure to give your pet plenty of filtered water.
Never attempt to diagnose your dog on your own. Your vet will be able to perform the required tests and make the necessary suggestions.
- item number
- 0.70 LBS
- 3.4 fl. oz (100ml)
- life stages
- adult, senior, puppy
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Eyebright - An herb that has a long history of use for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, anticatarrhal, and antiviral activities. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, eyebright is used for upper respiratory tract infections, hay fever, sinusitis, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucous membranes). As an astringent, it is used for dry congestion. It is considered to be useful for seasonal allergies and other nasal irritations in dogs. It also relieves itchy eyes.
Ginger - A pungent and aromatic root used as a spice to enhance flavor in food. The part used is the rhizome which has been used for thousands of years for nausea and gastrointestinal relief. Research has shown that ginger has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Feverfew - An herb originally native to Eastern Europe. It has been used to reduce migraines. Studies have shown that feverfew inhibits the release of histamine and serotonin. It is considered to be very safe for dogs and cats, and is used as an alternative to aspirin, which can be toxic to cats.
European Golden Rod - An herb with anti-inflammatory, anticatarrhal, and antioxidant properties. It helps increase renal blood flow and the glomerular filtration rate without stimulating the loss of sodium and chloride.
Echinacea - In human and animal experiments, Echinacea preparations have been shown to have immunostimulant effects. Its antimicrobial properties help the body fight infections and remove invading bacteria. Echinacea also supports the lymph system, which in turn expels waste from the tissues.
Pet's Weight Dosage
To be taken twice daily. All NHV supplements are designed to be used together, and can, therefore, be given at once for convenience.
Select your pet's weight to determine the correct dose.
To be taken twice daily. Determine your pet’s weight and then use the easy chart below to determine the correct dose. This is the minimum dosage.
Pet's Weight Dosage
0 - 15 lb = 0.5 ml
16 - 30 lb = 1.0 ml
31 - 45 lb = 1.5 ml
46 - 60 lb = 2.0 ml
61 - 75 lb = 2.5 ml
Over 75 lb = 3.0 ml
How to Administer: Shake well before use. The easiest method is to use the dropper provided and place the drops into your pet’s food or favorite treat. You can also use the dropper and squirt directly into the pet’s mouth. Some pets can be finicky, if this occurs consider hiding the drops in foods most pet’s love such as fish, chicken, yogurt, or a favorite treat. If your pet only eats dry food then soak a few kibbles at feeding time.
For Best Results
Herbal dietary supplements are beneficial to the health and well-being of your pet and are safe for long-term use. Every pet responds to natural herbal supplements differently, therefore it is important to be consistent and administer the product daily. Supplements generally take two to four weeks to take effect, however this will vary from one animal to the next.
All NHV Natural Pet Products are pure herbal extracts and contain no artificial additives, preservatives, or coloring. Shelf life after opening is 6 months and must be refrigerated after opening.
Cautions and Contraindications
Do not use Alge-Ex in pregnant or nursing animals.
Speak to your vet before using our products. A second visit is recommended if your pet’s condition does not improve, or deteriorates after continued use of the supplements.
All information provided by NHV Natural Pet Products is for educational purposes only.
How do I know if my dog has a seasonal allergy?
Though there are blood allergy tests available for pets, they can be quite costly. It may be impossible to know if your dog’s allergy is reactive to pollen, mold, or any number of factors without a test, however, the symptoms can often give you some clues. Seasonal allergies in dogs will often only show signs during specific times of the year or in certain seasons. The symptoms generally include runny eyes and nose with coughing or sneezing and itchy skin.
Can Alge-Ex immediately stop a severe allergic reaction which would otherwise require immediate medical attention?
Alge-Ex is not to be used as a 'rescue' for acute allergic reactions. If your pet is having a severe allergic reaction with symptoms like severe hives, facial swelling, vomiting, or collapse, seek veterinary care immediately.
Is it possible my dog will grow out of their allergies?
As pets grow, their immune systems change and mature. It is possible for dogs to ‘outgrow’ seasonal allergies. Unfortunately, it is also possible for them to develop new allergies as they age.
If my dog is allergic to grass, would they likely be allergic to herbs (such as the ones in your supplements) as well?
Being allergic to one plant does not mean that your pup will be allergic to all plants. A grass allergy does not mean that your pet will be allergic to the plants which make up the supplements.