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We recently adopted a 5yr old, female, grey tabby. She came with very bad skin...she itch-bites, cleans a lot, has pimpley scabs on her upper back, tail and lil ones all over. She went to Petsmart/Banfield and they gaver her a steroid and antibiotic shot, but the issue hasn't gone away. We have her on Blu hard food, mixed w tuna and fish oil. Is this ok? We've only had her 3wks, so I'm sure there's alil stress too, but she's super cuddly at night  =)  We can't get her back in the carrier without further stress and have not had any luck finding a mobile vet.  We are new parents who want the only best for her, leaning towards natural/holistic things for her. HELP! =) -Becca and Tim-

Smartliving Guest asked this
February 14, 2013 at 3:39 PM



Dear Becca & Tim,

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. The supplements I use along with it include digestive enzymes, probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. It can also be used topically if there are troublesome spots on the skin. I would also suggest that you give your cat only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

If you can safely bathe your cat you could try Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic and washes away debris and soothes the skin. Using both products is a simple and effective way of helping resolve a difficult condition. Another thing you should do is ask your veterinarian if a stool sample has been checked for parasites recently. Parasite infections can contribute to poor skin and coat.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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