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My cat, Buddy, is allergic to almost everything in the world. As a result Buddy's skin is horribly dry and scaly. He' missing a lot of fur. He gets infections. He has started an allergy serum, but we have to fix this skin issue. I don't want to continue steroids and all the other things that will hurt his organs. I am feeding him a high quality food - Merrick's Healthy Senior Recipe. He was eating Taste of the Wild. I want to treat him holistically. Should we test for a yeast infection? Would a probiotic work? Do you think you're produce will help him feel better and actually help his skin improve? I love my cat and he lives in a very clean house. Can you help us? I'm desperate.

Smartliving Guest asked this
January 30, 2015 at 8:50 AM



Dear Gail,.

You might want to look at some of our products to help 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. I would give 10 drops twice daily on the breakfast and supper canned food.

The supplements I use along with DERMA-IONX include PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9. Together with DERMA-IONX it produces a synergistic effect. I would also suggest that you give your cat only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. As for diet, if your cat is not allergic to these protein sources you might try a fish or turkey based grain free food if your cat is quite warm and seeks cool places. These foods are considered to be cooling according to Chinese food therapy. You would want to avoid chicken or lamb which are warming for the skin if it is already too warm. Beef is neutral. What proteins are in your Senior formula? Avoid treats that have artificial colorings. I would try these things before doing any more testing. PROBIOTICS will fight yeast and bacteria.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 31, 2015 at 8:13 AM
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