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I have a question about your product I read about online. I have a cat who has allergies and he will not stop scratching. Sometimes it gets so bad he has no fur on his stomach at all. And he often bleeds :/ I've tried taking him to the vet and have been told their is not much they can do?! Even expensive surgery is not promised to help? I read reviews from others who have cats that are in the same boat. And it seems as though everyone is happy with results. I'm hoping you can help me out as well. Could you be able to reply when you have a chance and explain in further detail your product? How long it will last before I will need to purchase more, what are possible side affects, ect. I also have sent a photo of my car to give an idea of what he looks like after bad scratching/ biting his fur off. He was once a very healthy looking cat and was very active. Now all he wants to do is sit in locations where his face don't hurt as much. Can you help me out? Please email me here at tgs1983@hotmail.com I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!

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June 6 at 4:57 PM

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The photo of your cat did not come attached. Could tell me more about your cat? How old is your cat? When did the allergies start? Were any vaccines given within 6 months of it starting? How have you treated this so far? What kind of food, water, and treats does he get? Is he an Indoor - Outdoor cat?

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 6 at 12:00 AM

Customer: Sorry, I forgot to send the photo. But I have attached it this time. I put a collage together showing 3 photos. The one on the left is how he looked before this got out of hand. The other two are recent photos of him due to constant scratching. I read that you might have solutions for this and also noticed great reviews from people. However I can only afford so much and am hoping to keep it in the 40 dollars range if all possible. I started feeding him (Purina sensitive systems) (nourishes sensitive skin and easy digestion) and that seems to be helping a little. However I'm hoping I can help him even better if all possible. He is in indoor cat. He is 4 years old. And shortly after he had vaccines shots and got spayed, I noticed a open sore under his chin, and he seems to have had problems since then. Slowly it has developed into what you see in this photo. I did take him to get a shot for this two times, and after that the doctor told me he can no longer have that due to the risk of catching diebetes. So we are basically stuck? So I can only assume this is a skin allergy, as he sometimes has pulled hair off his legs, stomach, around his neck and face, ect.

Response: DERMA-IONX has been helpful in feline dermatitis. As for dosing DERMA-IONX, I prefer to give 10 drops onto some canned food twice daily at breakfast and supper. After there is some improvement I switch to a whole dose once a day. I also give probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9. Vetionx carries all of these. If your water contains chlorine, give filtered water instead. Chlorine is damaging to the intestinal flora. According to Chinese food therapy, choosing a cooling food such as fish or turkey should help. I would look for a grain free version. I have had good results with Purina's grain free Beyond white fish flavor. I would give a food without grains until the skin is healed.

I would also suggest that your cat be checked for internal parasites(with a stool sample) if it hasn't been done recently. Worms have a negative impact on the skin and coat. Based upon what you have told me I think the stress of vaccinations and surgery have more to do with the lowered immune system and skin lesions. If you can't afford to do all of supplements at once I would start with DERMA-IONX and a food change. What food were you giving during the time of vaccinations and surgery? What flavor was it? My second product pick would be PROBIOTICS which can help the body recover from allergies. Third would be OMEGA 3,6,9 to reduce inflammation. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 8 at 12:00 AM
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