Hopefully you can now visualize that it is not your pet’s fault! Your animals can’t run a shower and change its clothes like you and I and mold spores are spreading as seeds. So, in a sense, the pet is contributing to the problem, but not the cause.
With inhalants, pollen is the most common type of allergen. Cigarette smoke, air fresheners, smog, or other airborne pollutants, can also be problematic. Identifying the allergen is a critical part of treating your pet. Itching, scratching, biting and licking may all be associated with contact, food, or inhalant allergies. Thus, pinpointing the actual allergen may be a challenge. To further complicate the detection process, an animal may have more than one allergy at a time.
The first step in determining your pet’s allergy is to eliminate the mold from your home.
The second step is to eliminate as many potential allergens as possible by restricting contact with foreign agents and feeding your pet a high quality diet. For inhalant allergies try adding Omega 3 fatty acids to your dog’s diet (fish or olive oil) along with Vitamin A, E and Zinc supplements.
A cool bath may sooth your dog. Relieving your pet’s itching is an important part of treating an allergy. Continual itching and scratching can cause an irritation to spread leading to a secondary infection. Some ointments and lotions are helpful to relieve the itching. A hypo-allergenic shampoo can be used when treating your pet for contact allergies. Flea and tick or insect repellent shampoos may also be beneficial.
Reduce your pet’s stress level. Prescribing antihistamines, steroids such as cortisone, antibiotics, or allergy shots may be needed. Call your vet to help determine the source of an allergy along with the appropriate medical treatment.
Moldsprayers has discovered that after performing their mold remediation methods and following up with their high-shock Ozone treatment, many allergy symptoms for both humans and animals have, in many cases, completely disappeared along with any persistent odors that may have been present.