Bradenton, FL – July 18, 2014 — Florida pet owner Jessica Anderson knows all too well how environmental allergies can affect dogs. Her own pup, a five-year-old Beagle named Bentley, suffered for years from severe skin allergies, which made his life—and hers—miserable.
“Bentley’s skin always was red and inflamed,” Anderson says. “He constantly was itching and scratching, and he even developed bald spots where he had completely chewed his hair out.”
A visit to the veterinarian determined that Bentley was suffering from environmental allergies. To alleviate the dog’s extreme discomfort, the veterinarian prescribed steroid injections, which the dog was given every four to five weeks for nearly 18 months.
As most pet owners are aware, there are many side effects associated with short term and long-term steroid use in dogs, some risky and even dangerous. Among the most common side effects are increased hunger and weight gain, increased thirst and urination, general loss of energy, and development or worsening of bacterial skin infections.
Anderson, who owns Happy Hounds Pet Sitting and Grooming and also works as an assistant at Four Paws Doggie Day Camp, which are both based in Bradenton, Florida, knew there had to be another, safer alternative she could use to treat her Bentley’s skin allergies without jeopardizing his health. “I spoke with Heike Caspary, who is the co-owner of Four Paws Doggie Day Camp, and she introduced me to Olewo pet food supplements,” Anderson says.
“I immediately started adding the carrot and red beet supplements to Bentley’s daily meals, and, within two weeks, his itching subsided. By the end of the month, all of the symptoms of his skin allergies were completely gone," Anderson happily reports.
“Olewo Carrots and Olewo Red Beets have worked miracles with Bentley,” Anderson continues. “I truly believe that they are great products, and I wish I had known about them before Bentley received the steroids.”
According to WebMD
Just like people, dogs can show allergic symptoms when their immune system begins to recognize certain everyday substances - or allergens - as dangerous. Even though these allergens are common in most environments and harmless to most animals, a dog with allergies can have an extreme reaction to them. Allergens can be problematic when inhaled, ingested or contact a dog’s skin. As his body tries to rid itself of these substances, a variety of skin, digestive and respiratory symptoms may appear. Allergic dogs may also suffer from secondary bacterial or yeast skin infections, which may cause hair loss, scabs or crusts on the skin.
Olewo Carrots and Olewo Red Beets dog food supplements are made from super nutritious, premium, non-GMO vegetables cultivated and produced in Germany. The all natural supplements are 1-ingredient products, without additives, and are preserved naturally through dehydration. Olewo supplements have been trusted and proven for over 35 years to effectively fill nutritional gaps in a dog's diet to promote overall health and remedy a range of common canine health issues, including skin allergies in dogs.
Olewo Carrots Dog Food Supplement
- Quickly eliminates dog diarrhea and stomach upsets
- Helps maintain healthy digestion and provides natural deworming
- Promotes healthy skin & coat and helps relieve dry and itchy dog skin
- Enhances coat color and improves markings and pigmentation
- Strengthens the immune system and promotes vitality
- Daily whole food vitamin supplement for puppies, adult and senior dogs
Olewo Red Beets Dog Food Supplement
- Helps relieve skin allergies and itchiness in dogs
- Provides natural detoxification and anti-inflammatory support
- Boosts metabolism and helps control weight
- Provides powerful antioxidant support to help prevent illness and disease
- Daily whole food vitamin supplement for puppies, adult and senior dogs
THE ORIGINS OF OLEWO
In the 1970’s, during an era when natural foods and supplements for pets were not common, a pharmacist in Germany discovered the nutritional advantages and healing powers of carrots while doing research to help cure children who were becoming ill and dying during an epidemic of diarrhea in German orphanages. The children were given carrot soup, which resolved the diarrhea and made them well again.
Around the same time, a Doberman breeder in Germany experienced the same problem with his dogs becoming ill and dying from severe diarrhea. The breeder sought help from the same pharmacist, who after continued research found that carrots would also be the cure for dog diarrhea, but that the carrots would have to be shredded and dehydrated to be effective in dogs. A local vegetable farmer then produced the first dehydrated carrot chips, which were given to the dogs. The carrot chips resolved the diarrhea and quickly made the dogs well again.
Foregoing a new direction toward natural nutrition in the pet food industry, Karl-Heinz OLEschkewitz in WOltersdorf, Germany, continued to produce dehydrated carrot chips for dogs, which is how OLEWO was founded.
ABOUT OLEWO USA
Ina Schielke, founder of Olewo USA, and exclusive distributor of Olewo products in the US and Canada, strongly believes that despite increased focus on pet health in recent years, many dogs are not getting optimal nutrient levels, especially when fed commercial foods. Dogs eating commercial food can be compared to humans eating fast food, there simply isn’t enough nutrition in processed foods to thrive and prevent disease. While better ingredients go into the making of holistic dog foods, we can’t ignore the fact that most of these premium foods are processed with high heat, just like the other brands with lower quality ingredients. As a result, most of the natural nutrients in the premium ingredients are lost during the heat processing, and synthetic vitamins and minerals are added back in at the end, which are by far not as effective as vitamins and minerals from a natural source. With more than a decade of experience in the pet industry, and having owned and operated a small specialty pet store, Petropolis, in downtown Sarasota, FL, I find it overwhelming how many new products for pet health are being introduced each year. While consumers tend to always hunt for the newest products on the market that promise to help their dogs stay healthy, or provide a solution to common canine health issues, they need to realize that new products are not proven and have no track record. After discovering Olewo pet food supplements many years ago, which quickly resolved ongoing health issues with our own dogs, I experienced firsthand that “new” doesn’t always mean “better”. Olewo products were developed more than 35 years ago, longer than most pet product companies have been in business. The all natural pet food supplements are made from super nutritious, premium, non-GMO vegetables cultivated and produced in Germany, and have been proven to effectively fill nutritional gaps in pet food to promote overall health and remedy a range of common health issues in pets. I also learned that the best way to improve our dogs’ health is by staying as close to nature as possible. After promoting Olewo Carrots and Olewo Red Beets at Petropolis, the supplements quickly became the best selling products in the store. When I was offered to take over the US distribution of Olewo products, which was handled by a Georgia company 12 years prior, I decided to pursue the new venture and founded Olewo USA in August 2010. I was excited about the opportunity to help improve the quality of pets’ lives on a much larger scale.
Media Contact: Ina Schielke