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What could be causing this?

Smartliving Guest asked this
August 28, 2012 at 8:16 AM



Thank you for contacting us.

A few things could be causing this: food allergy, seasonal allergy, mites, or fleas.

You will need to approach each of these to rule out what could be causing it. Your vet can do a skin scrap or a visual skin check to determine if your dog has mites or fleas (we also recommend having your vet do a fecal check for internal parasites too). For food you will need to work on your dog's diet to eliminate certain items that could cause the problem.

We would like to provide you with additional information to help you determine what is going on and to offer relief for your dog.

Our vet, Dr. Char suggests you try our Derma-IonX, which is an oral homeopathic product, it quickly goes to work in reducing itching, inflammation, rashes, hot spots, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Derma-IonX can also be used topically on your dog's troublesome spots (the orders come with a mini spray bottle).

Dr. Char also recommends using the following supplements; MSM, Vitamin C, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and fish oil. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. Also, we suggest that you give your pet only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

Providing a GRAIN FREE diet and avoiding "chicken" as the protein is very important for our pets, chicken is a warming agent and can increase inflammation and itchiness. When our pets immune system has been compromised this is very helpful. Plus if this is a food allergy it is imperative you switch your dog to this type of diet instead. Focus on fish or turkey as the protein.

Another product we recommend to use in conjunction with Derma-IonX is our Defendex for the skin. Defendex was designed to fight against both type mange; Demodectic and Sarcoptic as well as fleas however, it also washes away debris and soothes the skin. The product has been created at standards to be safe around children, is biodegradable, pH balanced and hypoallergenic. Defendex has a pleasant scent too. :-)

Depending on the severity of the skin problem, bathing once or twice a week for 4 - 6 weeks might be needed. Directions to use our Defendex are: you will want a good amount of lather, rub into the skin and leave on the skin for 10 minutes (avoid any eye area), rinse with warm water. It is concentrated and you can dilute the shampoo.

We hope these tips and suggestions helps your dog find relief very soon. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns anytime.

All the best,

Victoria Vet Coordinator and Product Specialist

"A house is not a home without a pet." ~Unknown~

Victoria Swanson Health Coach answered
September 17, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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