Donna Richardson’s Corner: Spring is in the air

goats-milk-better-immune-systemADVISOR DONNA RICHARDSON (PET NUTRITIONIST) — The arrival of spring for many humans and pets alike brings on the challenge of seasonal allergies.

We deal with food trials for suspected food allergies year round.

What are some things you can do for your pet if you suspect seasonal allergies? Those of you who have talked to me about pet nutrition continue to hear the phrase, “BOOST THAT IMMUNE SYSTEM!” Sometimes pets are allergic to things we can’t control. Giving a boost to the immune system will help the pet’s natural ability to fight the allergies.

Your veterinarian will have several things that should help with seasonal allergies.  But, what can you do to enhance your veterinarian’s treatment?

First of all, proper nutrition.  You are what you eat.  So is your pet.

Secondly, we like to supplement good nutrition with raw goat’s milk. Here are some reasons why:

  • Boosts the immune system
  • Natural antihistamine
  • Helps establish healthy flora to the skin and ears, which will help curb any infections related to allergies
  • Natural probiotic-helps your pet absorb more nutrients from his food
  • Additional source of moisture when added to kibble or given as a special treat

If you have any questions related to your pet’s nutrition, feel free to contact me at Richardson’s Feed and Pet Center, LLC by calling (502) 543-2874 or visiting my website at www.RichardsonsFeedandPets.com.

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