FAQ

The basics of allergies

As you might have read it somewhere already, Allergy is the organism’s (let it be human’s or animal’s) false immune response. I’ve done my research on the internet to learn more on what this means and also spoken to dietitians and doctors. Unfortunately, no one specifies why this false immune response develop, they only write about the process itself. Some explains it in a simple way, some more complicated…

Allergy is an excessive reaction of the immune system when it treats and attacks proteins that are not harmful to health. These proteins are attacked because an allergen (which can come from food or the environment) settles on this protein and now it cannot be excreted by the body. In extreme cases, the immune system also attacks the body's own cells, which is when we talk about autoimmune diseases.

Based on our Humac team’s experience through the last 3 years, we can state that when pets are suffering from environmental allergies, the process always starts with a food intolerance. The intestinal flora throughout the months, years gets damaged and hence absorption disorders may appear. Now usually the immune system handles this well, it can take years with no signs of pollen allergy symptoms. Then all of a sudden a flare-up appears. This can be for various reasons: the immune system becomes weaker, a new type feed is introduced, diet change or some of the ingredients being substituted, it can also be caused by a new treat, snack, vaccination, stress or just the body becomes imbalanced and the pollen allergy symptoms appear.

Early signs of the above:

Bad appetite, hair loss, gland problems, bumps on the body, ear infections, redness of the eyes, diarrhoea, loose stools, changes in behaviour …

• discharge from ears and / or eyes

• digestive problems

• chewing around the tail

• itchy skin

• chewing and licking the skin and paws

• red or brown discolouration of the skin

• ear infections, itchy ears 

Pollen allergies usually appear suddenly accompanied by scars, bumps, eye or ear infections. The animal may be restless, it may scratch until it bleeds, and new scars may appear… In this case, the most common answer is anti-inflammatory medications or in extreme cases, steroid and histamine.

Based on many pet owners’ experiences, we can naturally reverse this process with Humac.

SUGGESTED STEPS

FEED:

Chicken, beef, grain free feed, minimal fibre. Try to avoid vegetables and fruits.

2-3 % HUMAC powder to every meal (double amount than usual)!

EXTERNALLY:

  • Wipe your pet with a wet cloth after every walk and each evening. You can use non-scented baby wipes as well. 
  • Now sometimes the wet cloth isn’t enough. My advise is to wash the coat with plain water or Humac Bubbles shampoo to moisturize the skin. I also recommend bathing every 2 weeks. Our Humac shampoos have a wonderful soothing effect, leave these shampoos on for a few minutes and then wash off.

You can bathe your pet with plain water daily, although it dries the skin, it will have a soothing effect as well.

  • Then spray the animal when dry or semi-dry with Humac Mist, especially throughout the abdomen, armpits and thighs. Do this 2-3 times a day or even more as you can't overdose it and it really soothes the skin.

If the surface is accessible and it isn’t in a furry area, you can also use Humac Help cream if the rashes/scars aren’t wet. 

  • If the scars are wet, apply clothing to scratched and wounded areas to prevent further damage from scratching as well as disinfect every 4 hours with Betadine solution until dry. If it starts to dry out, you can start spraying the Mist on.
  • If you see wounds that are already dry, spray with MIST spray at least twice a day.
  • Until the wounds has fallen off, change the clothes after each treatment and clean them so it’s protected against new scratches, flies, dirt and dust.
  • As a supplement calcium tablets or bone strengthening tablets can also be used.

Healing is faster if the animal is already on Humac, as symptoms can ease within just 3-5 days. If you are starting now change the feed quickly and use an increased dose of Humac (can never be overdosed).

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