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My Pomeranian, Jesse, had the thickest most beautiful coat, which matted very easily in the undercoat. A groomer shaved him approximately 2 years ago, and the coat on his back, sides, tail, and backside refused to grow back. The skin did turn blackish in color and often has the occasional pimple and dry crusty sort of sore. Our vet tested his thyroid which was low and he has been on soloxine ever since. So, I am not sure if this skin/hair problem was caused by the aggressive shave, the thyroid problem, or the "black skin" problem I have read about on the Internet?? Jesse's thyroid problem appears to be stable with an ongoing maintenance dose of soloxine, but he only has a very fine covering of hair in places on the affected skin. I desperately want to try him on any kind of supplement that will help his hair regrowth, and hopefully result in the return of at least some of his coat, while at the same time, conditioning his skin. I was thinking that a combination of your ";Derma-ionx" and "Omega 3/6/9" may be of benefit in this regard, but would appreciate any feedback and advice from you. Thank you -Lynette-

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February 10, 2013 at 3:50 PM



Dear Lynette,

You might want to look at a few of our products to help heal the skin. Derma-IonX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which reduces 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, 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. Chlorine tends to suppress the thyroid gland. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet for a while.

Defendex shampoo is nontoxic, soothes the skin, and can help to clean the hair follicles. 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. We would also like to know how Jesse responds to the above so that we can help guide you better.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 11, 2013 at 9:02 AM
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