How to Test Dog Allergies with Bioresonance 
Allergies can be a stressful experience both for dogs and dog parents. There seem to be so many different causes behind dog allergies, it gets super confusing when you're trying to identify the actual culprits behind your dog's allergic reaction.
Modern dogs are exposed to many different things that can irritate their skin and other parts of their body. Additives in food, chemicals in water, and pollution in the air can all contribute to your dog developing an ultra-sensitivity to its surroundings.
There are a lot of options when it comes to identifying dog allergies today, from blood tests to skin biopsy and so on. So which one should you choose?
We're going to explain how you can test your dog for allergies with a bioresonance test.
Our Nasti and her Maltese puppy Gino experienced it first-hand after they started running out of options when trying to identify the cause behind Gino's excessive tear staining.
Did it help? Let's find out!
In this article, you'll find out more information about the most common allergies and their symptoms, as well as how we can test them nowadays and what our experience was like doing a bioresonance test for dogs.
Seeing your dog stressed out and in visible discomfort can break your heart, especially if you've run out of medically proven options to make it better. This is when alternative methods like bioresonance tests come in.
- A quick introduction to dog allergies
- Most common allergy symptoms
- What causes allergies in dogs
- How can I test my dog for allergies
- What is bioresonance for dogs?
- Why should my dog do bioresonance therapy?
- What does bioresonance therapy for dogs look like?
A quick Introduction to dog allergies
The most common types of dog allergies are contact and food allergies. A lot of people still think dog allergies are linked to nutrition, but this is usually not the case as the numbers are significantly lower.
Contact allergies or environmental allergies are caused by allergens coming in contact with your dog's skin and provoking an allergic reaction. The most common allergens include grass, pollen, dust mites, molds, and flea bites. A lot of dogs are highly allergic to flea saliva, which can lead to severe reactions that make dogs extremely itchy, especially at the base of the tail. Their skin can become red, inflamed, and scabbed.
Food allergies account for only 10‐15% of all the allergies seen in dogs. They develop if your dog consumes the allergens, which are usually different types of protein. People often confuse food intolerance with food allergy. Food sensitivities, unlike true allergies, do not involve an immune response and are a gradual reaction to a particular ingredient in your dog's food.
Your best move is to change the dog's diet and find the possible allergen with what we call a "dog food elimination trial." This will also make your bioresonance test easier and faster because you need to present different foods that are usually present in your dog's diet before the test. Most dogs are allergic to beef, dairy, or wheat, followed by chicken eggs, lamb, and soy.
Most common allergy symptoms
A lot of symptoms linked to allergies in dogs can have other causes as well.
That's why it's super important to observe your dog at all times and make a veterinary appointment straight away when you any of the following:
- Excessive licking
- Compulsive scratching
- Periodic chewing on the same or different body parts or areas
- Regularly rubbing body or body parts against the ground, walls, furniture, etc.
- Frequent sneezing and/or wheezing
- Skin irritation/fur loss
- Swelling of the face, ears, lips, eyelids, or earflaps
- Red, inflamed skin
- Itchy ears & chronic ear infections
- Itchy, runny eye
Sometimes vets can dismiss some of these symptoms as unalarming and harmless. If you can see your dog is in discomfort for a longer period, it's crucial that you seek a second opinion or even consult a dog dermatologist who is specialized for recognizing and treating allergies.
If your dog has problems relaxing and is visibly in discomfort, you can try using natural CBD-infused oil to calm them down and soothe the pain.
What causes allergies in dogs?
Dogs are rarely allergic to only one thing, but most of these allergies develop in their second year of life. In the first year, they are exposed to many different things, which later on makes their body react as a way of defending itself.
How can I test my dog for allergies?There are many ways you can test your dog for allergies, but they take on slightly different approaches from more invasive - to more holistic ones.
The most common dog allergy tests include:
- serum testing,
- blood testing,
- intradermal skin testing,
- patch testing,
- skin biopsy
- and bioresonance test, which we'll describe today.
What is bioresonance for dogs?
Bioresonance test for dogs is a natural and non-invasive procedure using electromagnetic waves to identify any potential allergens that cause an allergic reaction in your dog.
If you're wondering what a bioresonance test for dogs actually is and how it looks like, you've come to the right place. Even though bioresonance is not a scientifically proven method, it can help detect and ease various problems, including allergies in dogs.
Not to be confused with bioresonance therapy, a bioresonance test is a way to detect and recognize possible allergens with the help of electromagnetic waves.
It is a safe & gentle test that doesn't require any medication.
What does bioresonance test for dogs look like?
As you know, we always try to find new trends and test them out - bioresonance test is no exception! Continue reading and find out more about our first-hand-experience.
The whole thing started almost a year ago when our founder Nasti Susnjara noticed the first allergy symptoms with her dog - a tiny Maltese Gino (@flouffygino). At first, it looked like usual tear staining, which is very common for many breeds, especially Maltese. In just a few weeks, it rapidly developed into an excessive tear staining that went beyond "an aesthetic issue."
It became a serious problem.
Gino's eyes were always inflamed, and the tearing got so bad she had to wipe his eyes all the time. In addition to that, the whole eye area developed an unpleasant smell.
And that was not all. His skin on the belly and back legs turned pink or reddish.
FLOUFFY: Nasti, can you tell us a little bit more about why you decided to try the bioresonance test for dogs?
Nasti: Of course, my first go-to person to consult about Gino's potential allergies was our veterinarian at the time. I was super confident that we'll just schedule an appointment, have Gino examined, and find a solution. I couldn't be more wrong!
As soon as we arrived at the vet clinic, they dismissed us with something like "this is completely normal for Maltese dogs," and despite my persuasive arguments, we were sent home. As you can imagine, after that, I went all-in on Googling stuff about dog allergies! We tried everything I could find online, and nothing helped, so I decided to try to solve this problem with a professional dog nutritionist.
As soon as the nutritionist saw Gino, she noticed symptoms of a dog allergy.
To figure out if the issue was with Gino's food, she developed an Elimination Food Diet for us. That basically means that you take food that your dog has never tried before and you give him only that and observe if anything changes. Of course, the only way to control exactly what's inside of the food is to cook meals at home. Which is great, but super time-consuming. Especially if you work all day like me and you don't even cook for yourself!
Now imagine preparing a wild rabbit, rice, and zucchini every couple of days (no, they don't sell fillets of rabbit where we live!). Even though we were fully committed and did everything as told, the allergy symptoms didn't disappear. So we changed rice with buckwheat porridge and did another few weeks of that.
I was getting desperate, so Gino's nutritionist suggested we speed up the process and try the bioresonance test. The whole idea is that this test shows you which food may be problematic for your dog, so you don't have to waste your time testing it at home.
FLOUFFY: How does the bioresonance test look like?
Nasti: Prior to the test, I was instructed to bring samples of Gino's food stored separately in different containers or plastic bags. I also needed to present a water sample (in our case, that was tap water).
We arrived at the vet clinic where they perform bioresonance therapy (not every clinic does it) and were greeted by a nice and calm receptionist. The test takes about 2 hours to complete, during which your dog has to remain calm. Before we began, they gave Gino a special magnet device that really had an effect on him and made him calm down very quickly.
During the test, they use your dog's food and other different samples of potential allergens in small bottles. They take each bottle and put it inside of the BICOM test kit. Then they use a pendulum and hold it between your dog and some kind of magnet - if the pendulum moves up and down, then there's no reaction, but if it starts swinging from right to left, then this sample is potentially problematic. They do this with every single bottle, which is why this therapy takes so long. In the end, they also tested the samples we brought with us.
FLOUFFY: How did Gino react to bioresonance therapy?
Nasti: I was surprised Gino was lying on the floor calmly all the time, which is very unusual for him. The whole experience was very relaxing. He kept that relaxation device on his body the entire time, so I guess that helped a lot.
FLOUFFY: What did the results show, and was the procedure helpful?
Nasti: After we received a detailed report, we discovered that Gino was potentially allergic to zucchini, beans, carrots, pumpkin, and a few other common veggies and dairy. It was really interesting that the test didn't show any meat allergies, which are the most common in dogs. We initially thought he had allergic reactions to chicken and salmon.
The results helped Gino's nutritionist adjust the diet accordingly. So far, we haven't found the right diet combination yet (the test was done in summer 2019), BUT it was super important to uncover some of the clues into Gino's allergies. It shows us that his excessive tearing problem isn't necessarily linked with food but possibly with some other environmental allergens. We know now that we've done everything we could in terms of ruling out food allergy and have since moved to blood testing and immunotherapy. So you can expect some new reviews from us in the future.
At FLOUFFY, we'd want to point out that the bioresonance test is unproven and not science-based; however, as loving and caring dog parents, we ought to try everything there is to help us figure out what is going on with our dog.
Do apply extra caution and look at the results from a holistic perspective - they should not wholly replace expert medical advice from your dog's vet. Because bioresonance tests & therapies are non-invasive procedures for dogs, there is basically no downside. Still, it can give you some additional insights and help you get a deeper understanding of your dog's problem.
Bioresonance test for dogs (FAQ)
How can I help my dog with allergies?
It's essential always to keep an eye on your dog's behavior and identify symptoms as soon as they appear. If you see excessive scratching, licking, sneezing, or swelling, seek professional help right away. Alternatively, you can consult with a dog dermatologist who specializes in recognizing potential allergies. We must deal with allergies in a professional manner, as otherwise, the situation may get worse.
What are dog allergy testing options?
There are many dog allergy testing options, but the most common include bioresonance test, serum testing, blood testing, intradermal skin testing, patch testing, and skin biopsy.
Which are dog allergy main symptoms?
The most common allergy symptoms in dogs include excessive licking, compulsive scratching, chewing on the same spot, and rubbing against the ground or furniture. If your dog sneezes all the time, loses fur and itches all over, these can all be signs of an allergic reaction.
What is a bioresonance allergy test for dogs?
Bioresonance allergy test for dogs is a natural, safe, gentle, and non-invasive procedure that helps you detect and recognize possible allergens using electromagnetic waves. This is a holistic procedure and not scientifically proven, but nevertheless, it's becoming more and more popular.
How much does a bioresonance allergy test for dogs cost?
The average price for a bioresonance allergy test for dogs costs between 50 - 150 euros. Call or visit your nearest veterinary practice to figure out if they even do bioresonance tests for pets, and ask for more details if they do.
Is a bioresonance allergy test for dogs effective?
While there's no definitive scientific data on using bioresonance to test dog allergies, there's anecdotal evidence from dog owners suggesting it can help with gaining better insights, especially into food allergens, as well as overall dog's health.