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Since this mushroom’s effects can be observed very quickly after taking it (thanks to the quick absorption of the antioxidants into the system), dog owners with reservations about putting their dogs on anti-allergic medication finally have another option. Traditional medication for allergies has several serious side effects that compromise the dog’s health long-term, especially when taken consistently. Reishi is a safer, natural alternative for managing allergic flare-ups.
While it has a long history of being used as a spice and a dietary supplement for people, the word of its advantages has reached the ears of dog lovers. Now we are all eager to learn if there truly is something to this yellow jewel, or is not all that glitters actually gold?
Luckily, the different causes behind paw licking are fairly well known. And, even better, most are relatively simple to address. We’ll talk about how to determine what is causing your dog’s discomfort and what you can do to get them back to their normal, happy, less-licky selves.
Gabapentin is not FDA-approved for veterinary use. There is no regulation for this drug when it comes to administering it to dogs. Some veterinarians are prescribing gabapentin precisely because of the side effects, such as sedation. Dogs are given gabapentin before a stressful situation, such as traveling or a vet visit. The owners don’t realize that the sedation is actually a side effect of a strong drug that is normally given to epileptic patients.
If your dog is partial to some poop, a habit known scientifically as coprophagia, then rest assured that this behavior is quite common. Poop eating has many potential causes; some require veterinary attention to rectify, while others can be fixed with some targeted behavioral training.