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I have a Collie and perhaps Australian Shepherd mix that began to have itchy skin about two years ago. (He's six). I took him to the vet...they put him on Cephalexin and Prednisone. The Cephalexin seemed to clear up the problem rather quickly, but as soon as the medication was gone the itchiness and flaky skins rather quickly returned. The Prednisone seemed to curb the itchiness to some degree but made him put on weight by leaps and bounds. They tried changing his diet...didn't work, put him on thyroid pills...didn't change anything... bathe him in medicated shampoo...still had problems. He is now eating Zero grain dog food and seems to enjoy it. He does eat occasional Kirkland dog biscuits which I just recently realized that the first ingredient is wheat. Just last night we received your Derma-IonX and have started him on that although I didn't have distilled water. I'll get that as soon as I can. Do you have anymore suggestions? My poor dog is miserable. Perhaps natural dog treats? Something is crazy...we never had problems like this twenty years ago. Thanks! Robyn

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March 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM



Dear Robyn,

I would give a half dose of Derma-IonX twice daily. 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 treats for a while.

Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic washes away debris and soothes the skin. Using these products can help to provide relief. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 26, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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