The Importance of Identifying and Treating the Cause of Feline and Canine Allergic Dermatitis

Posted on May 11th, 2016


Today’s veterinary profession, has been designed to mainly treat the effects of an allergic dermatitis in your dog or your cat, but not the cause.

As a pet owner with a dog or cat with an allergic dermatitis, I imagine you may find yourself, going to visit your veterinarian, a few, to several times, a year.

What are some of the signs that your pet might demonstrate when they are suffering from an allergic dermatitis?

The following are just a few of the effects that your pet may have displayed;

. Itching and scratching.

. Allergic reaction to fleas.

. Rubbing the face on the floor.

. Dragging their skin of their abdomen, on the rug.

, Hives.

. Inflammation.

. Dandruff and flakey skin.

. Sweating (hyperhidrosis) skin.

. Pustules.

. Proliferation of resident fungi.

. Hyperpigmentation.

. Inflamed ears

, Licking and chewing the skin of the feet.

. Acropuretic, lick granulomas.

When any of these effects are present, often your veterinarian will recommend, the following;

1) Administer an injection of steroid.

2) Possibly do a skin scraping and microscopic exam.

3) Possibly do a bacterial culture and sensitivity.

4) Prescribe, an antibiotic,

5) Prescribe oral steroids, for home use.

6) Prescribe a monthly insect chemical.

7) Recommend treating the house for fleas.

8) Prescribe a medicated shampoo.

9) Prescribe a medicated ointment.

10) Prescribe various supplements.

11) Possibly prescribe an immunosuppressant.

12) Prescribe a tranquillizer and Elizabethan collar, in order to reduce the itching.

These recommendation may all be necessary, in order to provide your pet with some relief, but all these recommendations are mainly, for treating the effects of an allergic dermatitis, and not for treating, the cause.

What is the case of an allergic dermatitis in your dog or cat?

The cause of an allergic dermatitis comes from an endocrine immune (hormone antibody) imbalance.

A simple blood test that many of you have already done and are familiar with my findings, know that the endocrine system regulates the immune system.

If the endocrine system has been damaged, it causes the immune system, to become deregulated.

The endocrine system can be damaged in many different ways, and the following are just a few of those ways;

. Genetics.

. Aging.

. Toxins

. Monthly, insect repellants

. Anesthetics.

. Vaccines.

. Poor nutrition.

. Trauma.

. Radiation.

. Phytoestrogens

. Xenoestrogens.

When this endocrine damage occurs, deregulation of the immune system happens. When this happens, the following immune imbalances are created.

1) The immune system no longer provide their protection for the patient’s body.

2) The immune system loses recognition of self-tissue, and this is when early aging, autoimmunity, and cancer will occur.

The next question is, if this is the cause of an allergic dermatitis, how can we diagnose this imbalance and know what needs to be corrected hormonally, in order to reregulate the immune system, so it can once again, protect the patient?

Once the cause of this imbalance is corrected, the allergic dermatitis will disappear.

It is important for you to understand the physiology of this mechanism that is responsible, for causing an allergic dermatitis.

The following will be the progression of events that occur;

1) The cortisol that is produced by the middle layer adrenal cortex, is either deficient or defective.

2) This causes the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, to continue producing their hormones.

3) This continued production of the hormones that are produced by hypothalamic-pituitary glands, will stimulates the inner layer adrenal cortex, to produce excessive amounts of adrenal estrogen.

NOTE: Without identifying a cortisol imbalance, that causes the excess production of adrenal estrogen, is the main reason why severe allergies, autoimmunity and cancer, occur in animals and in humans, have not been diagnosed or treated correctly.

For more information on the cause of severe allergies, autoimmunity and cancer, in humans, on this website, please read, The Results of an Integrative Convention, For Integrative MD Oncologist, Regarding Dr. Plechner’s Findings for Many Different, Chronic Diseases in Humans.

Also please read Allergic Dermatitis Case Reports, on this website, which will provide you with some actual cases and what happened after the cause of their allergic dermatitis, was identified and corrected.

4) The excessive amounts of adrenal estrogen, will neutralize the effects of both thyroid hormones,

5) The excessive amounts of adrenal estrogen, will not only deregulate the immune system and allow for all the problems that this deregulated immune system will now cause, but it will also cause the B-lymphocyte to reduce, its production of immunoglobulins (antibody), and when the mucous membrane antibody (IgA) falls below 58 mg/dL, malabsorption of oral supplements will occur, especially with oral steroids.

My clinical findings, have also identified the fact, that when the IgA in humans is below 68 mg/dL, the same malabsorption will occur with many oral supplements, including steroids.

Hopefully the day may happen, when an IgA test will be standard with most blood tests.

Since this is not done, a prime example of what will happen, is when an animals or humans are hospitalized on intravenous, or intramuscular antibiotics, and do quite well.

However, when they are sent home with the same antibiotic in the oral form, they become sick again, and often a different oral antibiotic may be prescribed, which also will not work, because their IgA is too low in the intestinal tract, to allow for absorption.

This is just one reason, why measuring a patients IgA level is so important

A very simple way to identify this endocrine immune imbalance, and properly treat a dog or cat that has an allergic dermatitis, is to do the tests, for the following blood panel;

Total estrogen.







NOTE: For humans, the list is slightly different, and if you go to the internet with Human Protocol and my name, the list will be available for you to read.

This is a simple blood draw that can be done by your veterinarian, or their staff.

Unfortunately, there is only one veterinary laboratory that has the ability to do these tests.

For information on how to do the test, how to handle the sample, and where to send the sample, please go to the internet once again, and type in National Veterinary Diagnostic Services.

NVDS laboratory can also, be e-mailed at

I also have the information available on this website, if you go to Get Help and Test Procedures/Info and the article titled, ACEIS Protocol.

Hopefully now, you can also understand why steroid injections and pills are almost always prescribed, because unwittingly, these steroids are funding a cortisol imbalance, but a thyroid supplement must be included.

Canines and humans, that have this cortisol- estrogen imbalance, must not only take a cortisol supplement, but must also take a thyroid supplement, which will increase the metabolism of the liver and kidneys, and will allow the breakdown and excretion to occur in 24 hours, otherwise without a thyroid supplement, the steroid will become an overdose, and will cause all the side effects that happen with a steroid supplement, when used only by itself.

NOTE: The Broda. O. Branes MD Research Foundation has cured over 400 human cancer patients, with cortisol-thyroid supplementation.

Felines only need a cortisol supplements, and equines in 90 % of the cases, only need, a thyroid supplement, in order to correct the cause of an allergic dermatitis.

Hopefully this article will help you better understand, the cause of an allergic dermatitis in dogs, cats and horses.

If your veterinarian is interested in doing any of these endocrine immune, blood panels, please let them know, I will be happy to consult for them.


Dr. AL Plechner