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Pets Causing Allergies? Homeopathy has an Effective Solution

An allergic reaction to a protein present in pet’s urine, saliva or dead skin cells (dander) due to an oversensitive immune system is known as pet allergy. Pet allergies mostly arise from cats and dogs, though any animal with fur can contribute to the development of pet allergies. Based on the symptom presentation of a pet allergy, some of the well-indicated homeopathic medicines include Allium Cepa, Euphrasia Officinalis, Arsenic Album, Apis Mellifica, and Sulphur.

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Homeopathic Medicines for Pet Allergies.

Homeopathic Treatment of Pet Allergy

Homeopathy carries an excellent scope to treat pet allergies. Homeopathic medicines aim to give symptomatic relief by moderating the overactive immune system. These medicines help reduce the intensity as well as the duration of symptoms with every successive attack of an allergic reaction. Several signs of pet allergy including a runny nose, sneezing, urticaria, itchy/watery eyes can be managed well with homeopathic remedies. Homeopathic medicines for pet allergy are very safe to use and give long-term results.

Homeopathic Medicines for Pet Allergy

Allium Cepa – Natural Medicine for Pet Allergy with Marked Sneezing and Runny Nose

Allium Cepa is a useful homeopathic medicine for pet allergy with marked sneezing. Along with sneezing, watery nasal discharges are present. The nasal discharges are profuse and acrid leading to burning in the nose. A feeling of a lump at the root of the nose is also present. A crawling sensation or tingling in the nostrils may attend. In some cases where Allium Cepa works well, a runny nose alternates with nasal blockage.

Euphrasia Officinalis – Effective Remedy for Pet Allergy with Itchy/Watery Eyes

Euphrasia Officinalis is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for pet allergy with itchy, watery eyes. Redness, itching, and watering of the eyes are present. A gritty sensation of sand, burning and smarting sensation in the eyes is another attending feature. In some cases, the eyelids swell up, and a runny nose may accompany these symptoms.

Arsenic Album – Natural Remedy for Pet Allergy with Asthmatic Symptoms

Arsenic Album is an effective homeopathic medicine for pet allergy where there are asthmatic symptoms like wheezing, difficulty in breathing, and cough. An expectoration of yellow, green or frothy nature also appears in most cases. Constriction and oppression of the chest, coryza with burning, itching in the nose and sneezing is also present. Lying down worsens the symptoms. Excessive fatigue and anxiety may be present along with the above symptoms.

Apis Mellifica – Effective Remedy for Pet Allergy with Urticaria

Apis Mellifica is a natural homeopathic medicine for pet allergy with urticaria. The guiding feature for using Apis Mellifica is wheals on the skin with intense itching, burning, and stinging pains. The skin also is tender and sensitive to touch. Swelling and puffiness of face along with heat may also be present. Warmth may worsen the symptoms. A cold application may bring symptomatic relief.

Sulphur – Natural Treatment for Pet Allergy with Itchy Rash

Sulphur is an effective homeopathic medicine for pet allergy with an itchy rash. The affected skin is dry and rough. In some cases, eruptions – papular or pustular may also appear. The itching may be worse at night. Warmth also tends to worsen the itching. Burning and bleeding after scratching may be present. The affected skin area is sensitive to touch. Prickling sensation or formication may also arise with the above features

Symptoms of Pet Allergy

The symptoms of pet allergy include a runny nose, sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, nasal blockage, dripping of mucus from the nose into the back of the throat (PND), and cough. Apart from these, asthmatic symptoms including breathing difficulties, chest tightness, wheezing may also appear. In some cases, an allergic reaction may give rise to skin rash or urticaria.

Risk Factors Associated with Pet Allergy

Pet allergy arises from an overreaction of the immune system on exposure or coming in contact with danders (skin cells shed by the animals), saliva, urine, sweat or fur of the animal. Usually, our immune system cells produce antibodies to fight with infectious agents ( like bacteria, virus) and protect from becoming sick. An allergic person has an over-sensitive immune system and tends to produce antibodies against certain allergy-causing substances known as allergens. In case of a pet allergy, danders (skin cells shed by the animals), saliva, urine, sweat or fur of the animal act as an allergen (a harmful agent) against which an immune response is set up. A positive family history of any allergy or asthma puts a person at risk to suffer from pet allergy.

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  1. Susan Mack says:

    I have severe asthmatic responses to dogs as described under guidance for Arsenic Album on website. There is itchy hot skin, and watery eyes and nasal problems. I’m seeking relief so I can get a dog or cat or bird. How long does Remedy take to work?

  2. Patricia Vilani says:

    Hi I’ve got two cats and I developed asthma after a while. Please let me know if you can recommend me any treatment thanks

  3. Teena Hans says:

    Glad to see the page where I can see the things exactly related to me.i am having itching skin (occuring daily)due to pet i am realising.can we take homeopathy on our own?
    It’s been a year i am suffering from.

  4. Ila Tandon says:

    Hello, I have acid reflux problem and medium cat allergy. I have two cats whom I love so much.. my problem is that acid reflux and this allergy combine and it creat throut irritation.. I have done all the test including nasal endoscopy. It’s makes my neck lymph node swell as well and I feel low so have to start antibiotics. I checked with my friend and she said u try homeopathy. Pls advise me.

    • Beverly says:

      I would just start trying different homeopathy pills above to see what works as it won’t hurt. Also I would definitely try Quercetin with Bromelian(Doublewood Brand is good) as it actually lowers the antihistamine in your body. I ask my daughter’s allergist about my daughter taking it everyday and he said that would be a good idea to help lower the antihistimine. But her allergies are to food that creates an anphalytic reaction. It’s worth trying.

    • Beverly says:

      I would just start trying different homeopathy pills above to see what works as it won’t hurt. Also I would definitely try Quercetin with Bromelian(Doublewood Brand is good) on a daily basis as it actually lowers the antihistamine in your body. I ask my daughter’s allergist about my daughter taking it everyday and he said that would be a good idea to help lower the antihistimine. But her allergies are to food that creates an anphalytic reaction. It’s worth trying to see if it helps you.

  5. Jashandeep Kaur says:

    Hi Dr. Kaur, my name is Jashandeep Kaur. I’m suffering from cat allergy. It causes me itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. I can’t concentrate on my work because of profound sneezing. There is a pet cat at my workplace and I love cats too so I can’t get rid of that. Please help me. Which medicine will suit me.

  6. Diana Guettlein says:

    My son has a cat allergy that seems to be getting worse with each exposure that can be as simple as being around someone who has a cat. He get asthma type symptoms and feels like he can’t breathe. Could we give him the Arsenic Album over a period of time to desensitize him?

    Thank you

  7. Mary Baxley says:

    I have a burning like fire at the top/back of my throat that doesn’t go away after all of my other allergy symptoms clear up. Can the Allium Cepa help me with this burn? Or is there another remedy

  8. Hi Dr Sharma, my daughter has been suffering with eczema and she is allergic to pets, she get very itchy at night and she wakes up in a bad mood, do recommend something for the itch, she scratches until she bleeds. She uses topical steroids and wonder if homeopathic medicine will interact with it. Thank for your help.

  9. Katie Cone says:

    Hello, from what i read above, do I find something with this combination in a homeopathic remedy for dog allergies? And will this work as well as doing immunotherapy shots?
    Thank you.

  10. dr sharma
    My daughter has been have itching, crawling skin sensation quite badly almost 3 -4 times a week. mostly at night whilst sleeping. interupting her sleep
    she also has been having anxiety during the day and night. the anxiety is on expectations of people on her and not achieving anything . The crawling sensation can be triggered by additives in food, hospital medicine , we think cats fur or from cats too. we have 3 cats and sometimes they sleep on her bed. she does get this sensation when she sleeps in new sheets. we also unsure but think washing liquids can trigger this sensation . I have tried sulphur 200 and had some success. homeopathic histamine 30 not helping.

  11. Rajiv Pande says:

    I am having difficulty in breathing with chest tightness I have a dog at home doctor says is pet allergy. Is there an effective medecine in homeopathy for this? Please advise sir. I am taking allegra and maxiflo.

    • Mary Ann Mertz says:

      Our son lived with us and got a kitten he was going to take with him when he moved. I didn’t have much trouble with the kitten. Our son died in an accident and we have inherited his cat, now a little over one year old. I have started having some problems with asthma symptoms, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, coughing, symptoms bad at night when I lie down. I also have itchy eyes. I wash my hands after petting the cat. He comes to me when he wants to cuddle. I love this little guy and cannot imagine life without him because he is comforting for us to.

      Are there homeopathic remedies that could help me cope?

  12. M Crawford says:

    Hi Dr. Sharma,

    My 12 year old son is allergic to our indoor cats and parakeets. He is constantly clearing his throat, at least once every 5 or 10 minutes and he says that his chest often feels tights. He uses an inhaler and used to take allergy medicine but it never really helped much. What would you suggest he take? Thanks very much!

  13. D MacDonald says:

    I have a 10# chiweenie, that is dealing with severe allergies. He is continually sneezing, itching his nose and ears with watery eyes. I believe it is due to the environment as he has had allergies before but it’s not constant. Just in case I do make his own food and have decided to take the wheat,quinoa & grains out of his diet for some time to see if he does better. My question is Which of the remedies would be better to try for him. Arsenicum Album, alium Cepa and Euphrasia Officinalis sound like the best ones to try. Just wondering what would be best to start with.

  14. Hi
    Please can you help with dog hair reaction? My daughters boyfriend suffers itchy eyes, blocked nose and notices congestion in his chest when he’s around our 4 small ( short haired) dogs. I have bought two air purifiers but these dont seem to help at all.

  15. Sharad Karnad says:

    Dear Dr,

    We have a cat at home since last four years. I developed increased sneezing, wheezing, runny nose and even itchy skin on face and neck soon after we got the cat home. I got myself tested for cat dander allergy and the result showed a high positive. I have been taking anti-histamines (Montek LC) regularly to control my allergy, but would like to find a more permanent cure through homeopathy. Kindly advise. With thanks and regards.

  16. Deb Pickering says:

    Dr Sharma – you are THE BEST – always on your website. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and knowledge

  17. Hi,I am looking for a remedy to ease a dry
    cough since winter and my cats indoors. I also have ringing in my ears on and off since an ear infection and a major stress 2 years ago. Can you suggest some remedy.thank you and Happy new year!

  18. Hi! I suffer from the first three symptoms listed. What would be the dosage recommendations? Thank you!

    Allium Cepa
    Euphrasia Officinalis
    Arsenic Album

  19. Hi,
    I just got a new puppy a week ago, I’ve never been allergic to dogs in the past. The past few mornings I have woken up with one of my eyes very swollen. I also had a few episodes of a cough as if something was stuck in my trachea or bronchi. I took apis and the swelling eventually went down. What should I be taking long term to uproot the allergy?Euphrasia? Arsenicum?
    Thank you!

  20. Where can I order Arsenic Album

    My local health food store doesnt carry it

    They carry arsenicum album but not arsenic album

    Thank you

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