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Old 04-03-2011, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried local honey to treat dog allergies?
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that would be bee pollen not so much the honey -- you are introducing the pollen of the local flora .
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Iíve heard of that for humans but never thought of applying it to dogs. I always look for local honey first.
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My dogs regularly enjoy local honey. They don't have allergies, but I couldn't say if there is any connection.
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that would be bee pollen not so much the honey -- you are introducing the pollen of the local flora .
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I understand that. The way you are introducing the pollen is through the honey. That's why I asked about the honey.

I too am familiar with this practice for humans. Someone here on one of the forums (I can't remember which thread it was) posted a short article suggesting using the practice for dogs too. I just wondered if anyone here has tried it.

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My dogs regularly enjoy local honey. They don't have allergies, but I couldn't say if there is any connection.
How much per day do you give them?
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Allergy Myths Revealed - ABC News

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hm...I'm not sure how much stock I'd put into what the guy said who "dispelled" the myth. He is an allergist which means he was trained under the medical model. Often these people have ulterior motives (i.e. receiving benefits from pharmaceutical companies for selling their drugs) or they have simply been taught the only way to combat allergies is through medications or allergy shots. And I do not believe that.

I'm not saying the local honey method always works, but I've talked to people it has helped. People...not dogs.
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I tried it for myself and for my gsd, Basu, who had terrible allergies. Unfortunately it didn't help either one of us.

Honey is great for wounds and sore throats though! :-)
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Hm...I'm not sure how much stock I'd put into what the guy said who "dispelled" the myth. He is an allergist which means he was trained under the medical model. Often these people have ulterior motives (i.e. receiving benefits from pharmaceutical companies for selling their drugs) or they have simply been taught the only way to combat allergies is through medications or allergy shots. And I do not believe that.

I'm not saying the local honey method always works, but I've talked to people it has helped. People...not dogs.
Interesting, so you think Docs give advice for these "benefits". Wow. I did see a letter from a bee farmer that supports the idea Docs don't sell drugs, BTW. They do however pay attention to actual scientific based evidence before having an opinion.
Sad fact is this forum is filled with people with dogs that have allergies, it is common in GSDs and my own dog has allergies. There isn't always a fix, unless you can remove the source you are talking about management. Have you ruled out food sources yet?
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the liquid honey is from the plants nectar
the pollen is , strangely enough, the source of pollen.
the pollen is the male germ cell of the plant .
I use pollen in my supplement (symbiotic - prebiotic, probiotic and digestive enzyme). Very nutritious , Bee Pollen

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