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Our 11 year old Dachshund has red hot spots, itches, scratches, chews, and suffers greatly from these problems. I feed him Blue Buffalo dog food, but have mad his food in the past. I've purchased minerals, hot spot skin relief, shampoos, lotions, bag balm, but I want to know if the skin treatment you sell would help him. Is there something else I should be doing for him? He's been to the vet for this several times and after cortisone shots, and antibiotics, he's well for a couple of weeks, then it all comes back again. I am getting to where I would rather not take him to the vet, because what they've done has not healed him. -Sue-

Smartliving Guest asked this
October 12, 2012 at 7:25 AM



Dear Sue,

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, vitamin C, MSM, 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 dog 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 with fish or turkey as the protein source. These are considered to be more cooling for hot inflammed skin than lamb or chicken would be.

Defendex shampoo which was designed to fight against fleas and mites also 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
October 12, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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