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My dog has a few fleas, but I believe that something much more serious is at work here. She scratches almost non-stop at this point. She has scratched off all her hair (which is not much) around her tail and has scratched so much on her stomach and hind legs that they are constantly red. Is there anything I can get OTC for this? -Jeannie-

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September 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

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Dear Jeannie,

You might want to look at two of our products, Derma-IonX and Defendex shampoo to help heal the skin. Your dog has most likely developed an allergy to flea bites. You need to get rid of the fleas and work on the allergies. 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.

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. In addition, I would treat the house to kill the fleas there. Usually about 20% are on the pets and 80% are waiting in the house. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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