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My Wheaten Scottish Terrier started off with some type of skin rash on his lower belly/groin area. The sores were round with his hair in the inside and the size of an eraser head on a pencil. There was some scabbing stuck to hair on his skirt. Did not notice any oozing, only scabbing. When we look back he was licking his paws at night when he was idle. The vet said it was staff infection and put him on antibiotics for 14 days. He has been back to the vet since then because he has had a new outbreak on his inner thighs and the paw licking appears worse. I have given him foot baths which include using Betadine, apple cider vinegar and/or Epsom salts. His belly area appears redder than normal and the skin gets smooth/shiney. His paws appear very red between the toes and pads are swollen. The vet gave me Douxo paces to use on him and they seem to bother him. I quit that. I changed his food to Taste of the Wild Salmon about 2 weeks ago. Scotties are prone to food and skin allergies. The vet put him on Hydroxyzine 2x per day. To me, I find none of this helping. He is miserable. I have given him baby aspirin to help with the pain. I asked about a yeast infection? I asked about a continual bacterial infection? Does Finley need allergy testing? He has many latex balls and carries them all over. I removed my wool rugs because they were giving off a powder on the floor. The vet says dogs would not be allergic to wool or latex. We use very good bathing products which are natural. I did switch to a "hot spot" shampoo that contains tea tree, Aloe Vera and chamomile the last 2 baths. It seems to help for a little bit where he can lay down and rest. I am beside myself because I feel so sorry for my dog! His sister, Paisley, who is a black Scottish terrier, shows none of these signs. We have her also. I have ordered the Derma-IonX and awaiting it's arrival!

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April 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM



Dear Joan,

I am glad you have Derma-IonX on the way. When it arrives I would split the dose and give it twice daily. In addition I also like to give Canine Probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9. Our shampoo which is nontoxic is also very good at calming and soothing the skin. You may want to have these products on hand in the future to prevent future episodes. Your food choice is good. Try to avoid giving chlorinated or fluoridated water for drinking or bathing. Installing a filter on the shower or water line is helpful.

You may use Derma-IonX with the other medications. Since it is homeopathic in nature it does not negatively effect other physical substances. Try to give it at a separate time away from giving the conventional medications.

Please let us know how you do.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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