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Allergies In Pets – WHY?


Do you really think that pets do have allergies? Let’s look at allergies and all the symptoms related to it from a different perspective. We hear that, “my pet is allergic to…” We’ve had owners tell us that their cat is allergic to other cats and that they were advised to euthanize their pet. So, what is the true story on allergies?

Perhaps if you approach the topic of allergies as nothing more than the body being out of balance and toxic? Did you ever notice that the allergy symptoms we observe are the same as those that we see in any detoxification process?  Could that allergic reaction be a warning sign that the body is already challenged with similar toxins?

Allergies and sensitivities are a daily health challenge. Since the beginning of time, animals and people roamed the earth without the aid of allergy medications. Clean air, clean fresh water supplies and of course clean foods were what did they were exposed to in nature. Diets were species appropriate, natural and seasonal.

As we know, allergies have increased dramatically from polluted air and water along with more chemicals and synthetic, man-made toxins.

We have altered our food supply through the use of genetic modification (GMO), hormones, antibiotics, herbicides, insecticides, and synthetic fertilizers. We further this adulteration of our foods with sophisticated processes that include extreme cooking that degrades the nutritive value, artificial flavorings color enhancers, preservatives, stabilizers, and disinfectants.

Environmental allergies emerge as the dust, pollen and molds are contaminated by the same chemicals used on our foods. This is all accumulating in our pets’ and our bodies, intensifying its affect.

To add to all this, let’s look at the drugs, medications and vaccines that go into the body. Is it any wonder why the body fights back? It is all about survival down to the cellular level.

Our canine companions today are the most toxic creatures on the planet. They are exposed to all the same assaults as humans, however in addition to those listed above, through the guise of modern veterinary medicine, we continue to over vaccinate, apply deadly neurotoxins directly on their skin to be absorbed to control ectoparasites such as fleas and ticks. We administer harmful, ineffective poisons to treat for low probability heartworm infestations.

All these toxins, if not removed through natural means will be passed down generation to generation through the fetal development from the mother, grandmother and up the line.

So, what do we do? We need to go to the root causes. We need to detoxify the body down to the cellular level. So-called allergy tests only show a reaction to certain items. Think about it, if the test shows sensitivity to dairy, peanuts and wheat, what characteristics do they share naturally? None, however their exposure to the toxins above are a direct link. The toxins can be detected more efficiently through hair mineral testing.

You can eliminate that so-called allergy by detoxifying naturally, eating clean foods and eliminating as many chemicals as you can to allow the body to heal. We recently did a web radio podcast on our Pet Health Cafe with our guest co-host Dr. Michael Dym. You can listen to it here on Iheart radio any time. Just CLICK HERE.

Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr. Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and co-hosts of the radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparalleled vision and information which we pass to our clients daily. We can be reached at or 800-940-7387. Call us for a free consultation, we would be more than happy to help.

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