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Hello Dr. Wilson I am hoping that you can advise me on what product(s) that I can use to improve the dry itchy skin that my 5 year old maltese has. There are only a few small areas that bother him, but they cause him to scratch a lot. He is primarily in the house and there are no indications of fleas. We currently use: * Revolution flea & tick medication. * Sulfodene medicated shampoo. ( I always try to rinse him well) * Blue Buffalo chicken & rice food. We also have a 2 year old female Maltese who does not have the same condition. I would appreciate any suggestions that you may me able to offer. Thank you

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July 18, 2014 at 8:45 AM

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Dear Bob,

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 itchiness and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include probiotics 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 feeding cooling foods according to Chinese food therapy.Fish and turkey are considered to be cooling. Chicken and lamb are warming and would best be avoided in the summer month. Of course if your dog has a food sensitivity do not give that food.

For shampooing I would try Zymox enzymatic shampoo instead of Sulfodene which would be less drying.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM
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