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Hello I came across your website when looking for a dermatologist for my six year old dog...what I want to know is what you think about his skin problems..he is itchy has little red dots that break and turn into cuts...under his belly is like black patches...I have taken him to a dermatologist, holistic vets, nothing has worked...he has a thyroid problem which he is on meds 2 x a day...I also wash him every week with chlorohexdine shampoo and a leave on conditioner...the tips of his ears feel cool..I feed him raw turkey burger with mashed sweet potatoes.  I have tried everything and it is always only a short time day or 2 fix...what do you recommend...thank you in advance for your time .-Sharon-

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December 19, 2012 at 7:04 AM



Dear Sharon,

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 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 Canine Probiotics, Vitamin C, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9. 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 also apply Zymox Creme rinse to the skin if is infected. Your veterinarian might carry it. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. These halogens are not good for the thyroid. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet for a while.

It seems that your dog is more on the cool side and might benefit from more warming food as described in Chinese medicine. If not allergic you could try lamb or chicken which are considered to be warming in nature. Turkey is cooling.

Defendex shampoo which was designed to fight against fleas and mites also washes away debris and soothes the skin. I use it on my pets just because it is a nontoxic shampoo. 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
December 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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