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What can I do for a dry scabby itchy skin on top of tail and back of my cat? -Carey-

Smartliving Guest asked this
November 8, 2012 at 8:13 AM



Dear Carey,

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 fish oil. 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. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet for a while.

Defendex shampoo which was designed to fight against fleas and mites also washes away debris and soothes the skin. With skin issues near the tail I would use a flea comb to check for fleas or flea debris. However only bathe your cat if you are able to do it safely for both you and your cat. If it is necessary to bathe a cat some people will bring the shampoo and the cat to the groomer to have it done safely. Using both products is a simple and effective way of helping resolve a difficult condition. Also bring a fecal sample in to your veterinarian and have it checked for parasite eggs. Worms can cause 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
November 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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