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I have a rescue Weimaraner-neutered male age 5 for aprx 8 mo. 3 months ago he developed an allergy to something. Nothing had changed food, environment etc. Vet gave him a cortisone shot which helped considerably within 48 hrs to stop the rash, itching and scratching. I was and still am giving 50mg 2x a day of generic Benadryl. I am currently feeding 2x a day Taste of the Wild Salmon base kibble and raw ground turkey 50/50. I wrap the Benedryl in a very small amount of cheese. I am working on geting him on only raw food. The fact that the cortisone shot worked indicates that it may not be a food allergy but I don't want him on prednisone which I know the vet will prescribe. Any suggestions? -Gerry-

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March 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM



Dear Gerry,

To help you figure out what the possible allergens are you could have a blood sample drawn and sent to an allergy testing lab. Some allergens are impossible to avoid so you need to start to work on improving the immune system. You may 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. 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 dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. 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 26, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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