Animals Have Allergies Too

By Vickie Van Scyoc, RN, and Mark Light, MD


Animals can develop allergies just as people can and to many of the same substances. These allergies can have a severe impact on their health, well-being, and comfort.

Their immune systems respond to an allergen, seeing it as foreign and causing a reaction. Reactivity can vary among the species. For example, inhalant allergies do not necessarily cause dogs or cats to sneeze; instead, they experience allergies through their skin with excessive licking of their paws, biting, chewing, ear infections, and scratching.

Animals can have allergies to inhalants, ingestants, contactants, injections, physical agents, and molds. Emotional stressors can contribute to their allergies. Examples of allergens are:


  • Inhalants: Pollens, grasses, weeds, trees, molds, dust and mites, powders, smoke, cosmetics, kitty litter, perfumes, cleaning products, laundry products, fumes from paint, pesticides, fertilizers, and so on.
  • Ingestants: Food, water, food additives, preservatives, colorings, drugs, vitamins, and so on.
  • Contactants: Soaps, detergents, poison oak, carpets, latex products, grooming products, plastics, wood, paper products, and so on.
  • Injectants: Vaccines, drugs, and insect bites (a protein in flea saliva can cause an animal to itch for days and become more sensitive).


Molds and fungi can be easily contacted while the animal is playing in the yard, ingested in water, or through exposure inside. Animals may react to physical agents such as heat, cold, and high altitude. Even unresolved emotional trauma can be the cause of many physical symptoms and strange behaviors.

Examples of allergic symptoms are: Abdominal discomforts, asthma, brain fog, cough, crying, cravings, diarrhea, dry mouth/nose/throat, fatigue, fleas, frequency of urination, hives, hyperactivity, irritability, itching, joint problems, nausea, mucus, nervousness, nosebleeds, rashes, sneezing, and watering eyes.

NAET provides an excellent method for testing and treating allergies in animals. It’s noninvasive, drug free, and best of all, we treat animals remotely! NAET is performed on the pet’s owner as a surrogate for the pet with the use of the pet’s picture. Think quantum physics, prayer, radio waves, remote car keys, anything that is energy moving through air.

Search YouTube for “NAET and animals” for demonstrations and more information.

NAET is affordable: The initial fee is $75 and subsequently $50 (cash discount), and many pets need only one to four sessions.


Testimonies for Chico Integrative Health


I stopped chewing the fur off my tail after I was treated for anxiety and the fear that my owner was not coming back for me.

Perro, male Ridgeback dog


After I was treated for my reaction to my vaccines, I stopped wetting in the house. I would also run away from my collar. I was treated for fear and anxiety of my collar and I wear it now.

Bruno, huge 8-month-old dog


I was scratching the back of my neck and biting my feet. My owner said I was 100 percent better after my treatments for weeds, trees, ragweed, medications, and water.

Maddy, cocker spaniel


I had had the rabies vaccine before, so my owner wasn’t concerned about my third vaccine. However, I refused to eat and drink. Three days later, I developed a head shaking, a constant neurological tic. My owner was afraid I was going to die. It was so bad that I almost went to the ER. Dr. Light treated me for the vaccine and I started eating and drinking, and the head-shaking tic stopped, never to return.

Aramis Van Laam Martin, the cat


My leg is no longer swollen and I won’t have to be put down.

Sierra, quarter horse


Buddy the Siamese cat was biting and scratching himself raw in several places, along with vomiting white mucus. Vickie muscle-tested me while I focused on Buddy and determined he was allergic to his food, even though it was a very high-quality brand. We treated him remotely for his foods; he stopped scratching immediately, healed completely, grew his fur back, and was able to sleep peacefully. Even more remarkable was that when I got home from that treatment session, Buddy greeted me at the door with lots of purrs and rubbing as if to say thank you (which, in retrospect, I believe was the case). Vickie also treated Buddy for his fear of going outside and he is fine now.

Kim Victoria


Our dog Maddie had carbon monoxide poisoning with her owner many years ago. She had been lethargic since then, for 10 years. After treatment, Maddie started playing like a puppy again! A year later, Maddie developed a large lump on her side. After NAET treatment, it was gone in 24 hours.

Cheryl, owner and breeder of border collies, Paradise


A cat, Kittie, and a dog, Katie, had severe itching of their skin and hair loss in patches. They were allergic to the rugs they slept on. After NAET, the spots looked better and after nine months, the dogs’ fur was completely grown back.

Practitioner Mala Moosad, RN


Our puppy suffered from severe fatigue, no appetite, and he slept for hours. He drank lots of tap water. His lab tests were normal. He was allergic to his water and after treatment, his fatigue improved; he is very active and healthy.

Barbara Cesmat, DC, Woodland Hills

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