Is your pet suffering at the hands of an unwelcome invader? Maybe it’s a newly formed allergy to certain food ingredients? Or an environmental allergen, such as pollen or chemicals? Or maybe you haven’t quite nailed down the cause just yet? No matter which group you belong to, you are certainly not alone!
As pet parents, there are thankfully a number of things that we can do to alleviate or, better still, eliminate the cause of any nasty allergy symptoms. However, that first requires us to identify the source of the problem, and sometimes that is easier said than done.
So what’s the answer?
One of the best places to start is to focus on defending your pet’s health from the inside out by looking after their gut health or microbiome.
The word microbiome is used to describe a mini-ecosystem made up of bacteria, viruses and fungi that live within the intestine and act as mission control for almost every aspect of your pet’s health. In fact around 90% of your pet’s immunity is driven from their gut so nourishing the microbiome and good gut health is absolutely critical to defending against unwelcome allergens as well as enhancing overall health and wellbeing.
Nourishing the microbiome
When it comes to looking after your pet’s gut health, good pet food really is the best medicine.
With the right combination of healthy pet food, prebiotics, probiotics, vitamins and natural minerals you can strengthen your pet’s immune system, restore the health of their microbiome following a course of antibiotics, as well as reduce gas, bloating and flatulence, amongst other things.
In addition to a healthy diet, adequate daily exercise is another important element in the good health equation. Physical activity helps to maintain a healthy, diverse gut microbiome by influencing digestion rates, carbohydrate metabolism, and synthesis of fatty acids. It also helps to reduce inflammation and strengthen the immune system.
A healthier gut equals a healthier pet
In summary, If your dog or cat is suffering from allergies it’s important to take a 360 view of their lifestyle. Diet, exercise, and exposure to airborne allergens around the house or outside are all important factors that need to be investigated. A quick visit to your holistic vet is also recommended. Either way, a healthier gut equals a healthier pet!
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