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I have a 5 year old black and white cocker spaniel that has contracted a staph infection that is resistant to every antibiotic we have tried. My vet did a skin scraping to verify which antibiotic would be best to use to get rid of the skin infection. The results came back with Zeniquin as one of the best options; however, prior to the skin scraping, my vet started with Cephalexin or Keflex which she was on for about 3 weeks, then he switched her to another antibiotic which I can't remember the name of because the Cephalexin didn't work; from there he put her on Baytril and now she has been on Zeniquin at 75 mg per day along with Prednisone which we started at 5 mg per day then went to 2.5 per day then down to 2.5 every other day. Now my vet has increased her dosage of the Prednisone to 5 mg per day - 2.5 in the a.m. and 2.5 in the p.m. to prevent itching. I am wondering if you have any suggestions on what we could use to get rid of this skin infection once and for all without harming my dog's kidneys, liver or harming any other part of her body. Please email me as soon as possible with any suggestions. Thank you!

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April 18, 2013 at 7:37 PM



Dear Donna,

You might want to look at some of our products 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 Canine probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9. 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 is nontoxic, soothes and washes away debris and soothes the skin. Using these products is a simple and effective way of helping resolve a difficult condition. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 19, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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