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I have a 2yr old black lab male that has been getting ear infections on a bi-weekly basis. The vet has supplied use with some Animax ointment 1oz and that works but only temporarily.  We have changed our food from the Exclusive Large breed to Taste of Wild Salmon. That helped with slowing down the re-occurring infection.  Also he sheds tons of hair, more than our first lab. I have thought about seeing an allergist, but am afraid their answer would be steroid shots. I would prefer to find the cause of the solution so I can rid this from his environment. Thanks for all your help. Jeff

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November 4, 2012 at 6:24 AM



Dear Jerry,

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 digestive enzymes, probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and fish oil. 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. (After bathing or swimming instill a drying agent into the ears. I use Zinc 4.5 Otic.)

To treat the ears when infected I like a product called Zymox Otic. The enzymes in it break down the microbes in the ear canal. If only one ear is affected I like to have a veterinary chiropractor check the spine. If alignment is off than one ear can be prone to developing infections.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 4, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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