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I have had my cat to the vet for the last 4-5 months treating a dermatitis problem, at first he had to have antibiotics and cortizone shots for several months, which backed the dermatitis off briefly. I have tried switching foods, he is on hydrolized protien now because he also has a bowel problem and asthma. The wipes are too irriating to his skin, right now he has large crusted areas on his backside an new areas starting on the back of his neck. I don't know how to help him, the last medicine I tried was Atopica and I could not continue to give it to him because of the diaherria it caused him and having to fight him everyday to give it orally. I had scratches all over me, it was a bad experience for both of us. He is presently takeing prednisolone 5mg daily for his wheezing but it isn't helping the dermatitis. Could the Derma-IonX help him & do you have probiotics for cats. -Noreene-

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January 30, 2013 at 3:15 PM



Dear Noreene,

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 probiotics, digestive enzymes, and Omega 3,6,9. The probiotics I use for cats are Purina's FortiFlora or Thorne's Bacillus Coagulans-Vet. FortiFlora contains chicken flavor so this might not work for your cat if he is allergic to chicken. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. I would suggest that you give your cat only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

Defendex shampoo is nontoxic, can wash away debris, and soothe the skin. Using both products is a simple and effective way of helping resolve a difficult condition.

I have found acupuncture can be helpful. Perhaps you can find a veterinarian in your area that has been trained in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM).

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 31, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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