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My 8 yr old lab/shepherd has been diagnosed with ring worm. They would like us to shave him, use medicated shampoo and an anti-fungal cream (lamisil at). I'm not comfortable with shaving him, even though he's a short-haired dog, we are a few days from October and we live just outside Cicago. No hair + Chicago in Nov/Dec = freezing puppy. I've heard Lavender oil plus vitamin E mixture could help. Can you verify or recommend something else natural? Thanks so much for your time and information. -Pam-

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October 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

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Dear Pamela,

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.

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 for a while.

Defendex shampoo which was designed to fight against fleas and mites also washes away debris and soothes the skin. You can also spray liquid Iodine (the type for oral use) on the lesions. It kills fungus and is colorless.

Please let us know how you do.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 1, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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