I am a dog mom of 4 to Pacino the Blockhead Rottweiler Puppy, Marley our 4-year-old Blue Blood Rottweiler, Vincent Vegas and Alize our senior pugs and parents of 3 litters.
Just like us, our dogs have health problems, which can get head ache-y to us but it is important we provide preventative care for them as well. My boys both have skin allergies and the constant chomping in the spring and fall is obnoxious and also I feel bad for them.
I have been trying to find natural remedies for them with little hope mostly because it is just topical, the problem is coming from the inside.
After speaking with my vet she explained tracking an allergy in a pet can be like finding a needle in a hay stack. We have already ruled out fleas so I’m just going to go with my gut instinct and say it’s pollen because they flare up according to the pollen levels. Even though my vet would like to charge me for a millions of reasons and theories, no thank you.
I have all my dogs on a grain free natural diet so I can rule that out as well.
Since I’ve been juicing I thought well I know some plants, fruits, and veggies are toxic to dogs (always check to see if your pet can have something before you feed them whole foods, their liver and kidneys cannot process certain things, I’ve seen it first hand with a friends pitbull and it does happen). However, not all are toxic…so I started researching and I’ve been making them green smoothies 2-3 times a week now. Then I decided to see if I can’t find a concoction to help with the skin. I found this one which claims to help with allergies and fleas 🙂
1. BERRIES & FLAX
Excellent for dogs with skin allergies or hot spots.
This berry smoothie is full of healthy ingredients that are sure to give your skin natural glow and also keep your dog’s skin and coat shiny and healthy. Coco Bean has always had seasonal skin allergies ever since she was just a wee pup. A couple of years ago it became so bad that we started adding special ingredients to her diet to see if it would help – Her skin improved dramatically!
First off we have ground flaxseed and flax oil, both of which are packed with omega 3 fatty-acids that help keep skin healthy. Diatomaceous earth does wonders for both human and canine immune systems while also keeping pesky insects and parasites at bay. Next we have cinnamon, which is both anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. It tastes and smells wonderful to us and to our dogs, but even better, it does not smell pleasant to insects. Lastly, we all know how beneficial berries are for our skin, packed with all those wonderful anti-oxidants. This smoothie is a winner for many reasons!
Serves: 1 glass and 1 small bowl
– 12 Ounces of Cold Filtered Water
– 1 1/2 Cups of Frozen Organic Blueberries or Raspberries
– 1 Tbsp Ground Flaxseed
– 1/2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
– 1/2 Tsp Flaxseed Oil
– 1/4 Tsp Diatomaceous Earth (food grade)
Directions: Mix ingredients together in blender, pour and serve.
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This recipe was created by PrettyFluffy.com
I’ll keep posting on how my dog are doing with these smoothies 🙂