|06-07-2011, 09:48 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Hampshire
anyone use the glacier peak holistics allergy test kit
what was your experience and do you recommend it. I have a seriously itchy dog. The test looks like $75 max that includes all 3 (food/environmental/deficiency tests) and who knows what the vet would charge me for an allergy test and what that would include. Thoughts??
|10-26-2013, 02:35 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2013
I have used the assessment by Glacier Peak Holistics. he use to itch like crazy, lick his paws, scratch his ears and had runny eyes. Not any longer! I followed what they said to do and my almost 14 year old has his puppy on! I also have him off of Rimidyl! One month ago he could not stand on his back leg due to chronic arthritis. Todaynwe will go for a long walk in the woods together thanks to GPH's Inflapotion! Yipeee Skipeee!
|10-26-2013, 04:20 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2012
Glacier Peak Holistic's is a great company with fantastic products!
In some cases it is not fully conclusive, but if this is what you can afford, it is well worth it! Quote from GPH FAQ page:
4. Q: How accurate is this Nutritional Assessment?
A: Because these assessments are done using the energetic imprint of your dog the results can vary.
There isn't a way that we can put a number value to this question, we only know that we receive daily comments and testimonials from the over thousand customers of how we've helped their pet.
If you can afford a higher priced test, Dr. Jean Dodds has created one after her many years of research. The following is the information.
The NutriScan test measures antibodies to certain foods in dog saliva. High antibody levels indicate that the dog has a food sensitivity and intolerance to that food or foods. Food intolerance or sensitivity is actually quite common whereas food allergy is rare. In fact, food intolerance is the third most common sensitivity condition in dogs and often can be easily remedied with a change in diet.Dr. Jean Dodds, NutriScan tests for the twenty most commonly ingested foods by dogs to provide you with specific results as to your dog's food intolerance's or sensitivities. Since it is a salivary test, you have the convenience to complete the test at home or at your veterinarian’s office. Best of all, you can have the results in approximately two weeks to help you put your dog on the right diet.
Remember, NutriScan is novel and patented and is not testing for food allergies, but rather tests for food sensitivities and intolerance. These are different body immune responses. Food allergy is a more immediate reaction mediated by production of IgE and IgG antibodies. Food sensitivity and intolerance, by contrast, measures a more delayed body response to offending foods by measuring production of IgA and IgM antibodies primarily in mucosal secretions from the bowel.”
NutriScan is split into two test panels, so you can order one or both. I’d order both if you use this one.
Panel1: Beef, Corn, Wheat, Soy, Cow’s Milk, Lamb, Venison/Deer, Chicken, Turkey, White Fish.
Panel 2: Chicken Eggs, Barley, Millet, Oatmeal, Salmon, Rabbit, Rice, Quinoa, Potatoes, Peanuts/Peanut Butter.
130 for one panel (10 antigens), $250 for two panels (20 antigens). Vet Allergy test cost about $500 for 20 antigens. Check this page for test differences: http://nutriscan.org/the-nutriscan-difference/nutriscan-vs-skin-patchskin-prick-testing.html
The following statement by Dr. Dodds was for the Immuneiq test, but I would imagine the statement applies to other tests that are out there since Dr. Dodds test is "scientifically validated".
I personally asked Dr. Dodds how her test was different from Immuneiq which appears to be cheaper and tests more items:
Per Dr. Dodds: “To my knowledge, it (Immuneiq) certainly has not been validated clinically or scientifically for food allergens. There is no other scientifically validated method of detecting food sensitivity and intolerance EXCEPT for our patented Nutriscan test (now patented worldwide, and for dogs, cats & horses in USA; cats & horses pending overseas). “
I am not discrediting the Glacier Peak test at all. And it is apparent that Sundancer51 had a HUGE success with it!!!! I think they are an exceptional company! I'm just presenting the other test that is out there that may give you more information/insight into your dogs problem.
Whichever test you choose, I applaud you for trying to get to the bottom of your Fur Baby's itching instead of putting a band aide on it with steroids.
Another suggestion is to use Willard Water as a topical and in their food or water. Here is some info. Wendy Volhard, C.J. Puotinen, and Whole Dog Journal are big supporters of Willard Water.
“Willard Water is one of life’s mysteries (it is a special combination of water, fossilized organics, sodium meta silicate, sulfated castor oil, calcium chloride, and magnesium sulfate). During a complex and patented chemical process the CAW micelle, an electrical charged colloidal particle that is the core ingredient of Dr. Willard's Water®, is created. This CAW micelle causes the formation of “a catalyst that alters the structure of water. Most people have never heard of it. Those who have, tend to use it religiously, even though they aren’t sure what it is or how it works.
This must be purchased from the inventor as there are many copy cats: 605-343-8100
Quote: “I have used Dr.Willard's water in my breeding kennel for almost 15 years. It is an excellent tool for puppies as it helps their immune systems while under their initial vaccination schedule. But the greatest asset I have found with it is with dogs with sensitive skin and or allergies. Used as a source of drinking water and sprayed on hot/itchy spots it performs MIRACLES. I have seen dogs diagnosed with severe allergies actually cured! This is a wonderful product!”
Willard Water® Topical Spray Recommendations:
*Skin, Fur, Nose or Throat Irritation — Spray affected area with the diluted solution several times a day.
*Temporary Relief from Minor Burns, Cuts, Sprains and Itching — Spray affected area with the diluted solution several times a day.
*Hot Spots — Spray affected area with the diluted solution several times a day.
*Arthritis and Joint Pain — Spray affected area with the diluted solution several times a day.
*Pink Eye — Spray affected eye(s) once or twice a day with the diluted solution.
One fluid ounce (2 tablespoons) concentrate per gallon of water is the strength recommended for daily human/pet consumption as well as for topical application on pets and people. This same strength is a good daily drinking water for animals with acute or chronic health problems or for any animals during hot weather or times of stress.
Use this solution to fill your dog’s water bowl, which should be available at all times. Add it to dry, canned, or raw food.
Dr. DeHaan’s only caution is to start slowly. He introduces Willard Water gradually and in small doses, giving small dogs 1 to 2 tablespoons of the dilute solution daily, adding it to drinking water or food. Medium-sized dogs receive 4 tablespoons per day, and large or giant breeds start with ½ to ¾ cup (4 to 6 ounces).
“Too much too fast can accelerate the detoxification response,” he explains. “If your dog gets diarrhea, ease off a little until his system catches up.”This temporary symptom is the only adverse side effect Dr. DeHaan has seen while treating thousands of dogs with Willard Water.”
(let me know if you'd like more info on this)
Let us know what happens!
Last edited by Momto2GSDs; 10-26-2013 at 04:25 PM.