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We have 2 pugs with sensitive and itchy skin. Our female is 5-1/2 and about 6 months ago she started having these episodes at night where she wakes us up and wants us to scratch her. Actually she acts as if something is biting her. We have had her at the vets a number of times. They could not find anything. She was on steroids to help take the edge off. I do not like giving her meds so we tried a number of things on our own. A diet of all fish...cocoanut oil...using organic apple cider oil...changing laundry detergent....nothing seems to help. Our male is 9 and I feel he just has dry skin. I can see flakes when I brush him. His skin is very sensitive also. You recommend Derma-IonX. Do you feel that could help? I read that it can be administered by mouth. Is it tasteless and is it given according to the dogs weight? Look forward to your reply -Debbie-

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March 21, 2013 at 9:16 PM



Dear Debbie,

You might want to look at two of our products, Derma-IonX and Defendex shampoo to help heal the skin. Derma-IonX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which reduces itching and inflammation , promotes healing of the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. It is easy to give because it can be added to the food or water and it has very little taste. It is dosed by weight, but initially I usually like to split the dose between the two meals per day. The supplements I use along with it include Canine probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic
effect for a faster response. I would also suggest that you give your dogs only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a turkey based diet for a while. Try to avoid any GMO ingredients.

Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic washes away debris and soothes the skin. Using both products is a simple and effective way of helping resolve a difficult condition.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 22, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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