Our dog Copper has had allergies for years, we’ve tried everything to get it under control and nothing has worked. Donita Mason, The Salt Lake Alternative Pet Care Examiner, wrote an article on using grapefruit oil as an alternative to traditional medicines to help allergies and a host of other issues.
In the years since its discovery, grapefruit seed extract has been tested and validated by the FDA, USDA, the Pasteur Institute in France, and numerous physicians….The process converts the grapefruit bioflavonoids (polyphenolics) into an extremely potent compound that has been shown to be effective in treating hundreds of different organisms including: Shigella, Staphylococcus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Giardia lamblia, Diplococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Mycobacterium species, Campylobacter, candida albicans, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Klebsiella, Proteus, Cholera, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis, Legionella pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, Herpes1, Influenza A2, and measles virus. It has been know to help with osteoporosis. GSE has been shown to kill both gram-negative and gram-positive strains of bacteria GSE has been proven in laboratory tests to be 10 to 100 times more effective as a disinfectant than chlorine, colloidal silver, and iodine.
It can help your canine companion with allergies by killing yeast in the intestines but not harming the good bacteria. If you like to take your dog swimming, or go hiking near streams or lakes, and your dog drinks the water it’s good to have grapefruit oil with you. A couple of servings of water that has been treated with the extract will kill off giardia (a parasite) that your dog might have swallowed while in the water.
Grapefruit oil is broad spectrum, non-toxic, cost-effective, from a natural source, doesn’t weaken the immune system, and is powerful and effective. Doctors are overwhelmingly positive in their evaluation. Yet it is not nearly as well-known as tea tree oil so many people don’t even know it’s available as an alternative to traditional medications.
The article is very informative, go read in its entirety on The Examiner.