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I've an 11 month old female Singapura, about 4 lbs, who has been on a diet of ground, raw, chicken hindquarters, supplemented by Platinum Performance Feline since I got her in January of this year.

I noticed she was scratching herself a little bit for about 2 days before awakening the morning of June 30th, dismayed to see that overnight Gracie had a number of small bald spots parallel to her spine where she had plucked away the hair. I took her to the vet that day and she was given an injection of a steroid, the name I can't remember but I think starts with a d and ends with an ol. She stopped scratching after about 2 or 3 days, only to begin again a couple of days prior to my taking her to a different clinic to get spayed Aug 24. I asked about the itching and was told it was "dermatitis" and to take her to a specialist. I prefer to treat causes, not symtoms, so began her on a zeolite product I had on hand. I noticed no difference in her conditon, discovered and ordered Derma-ionx. She'd been on the zeolite product about 12 days before I received and started her on the Derma-ionx Sept. 9th. The last 3 days she's been scratching so much that I actually have found some spots that are almost raw. I've also been applying calendula ointment to the bald spots, hoping that will help sooth them. How long before I should expect to see an improvement in her condition? I would prefer not to have her receive another steroid shot and since last time it took about 3 days for her to stop scratching herself, would prefer to hang in there and give the Derma-ionx a few more days to help her condition. I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

Thank you,

Mary

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September 13, 2011 at 1:04 PM

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Dear Mary,

By this time if you haven't seen any changes I would do a steroid shot or oral pills and continue to give the Derma-IonX. I hope that you have seen a tiny change, some aspect even if it is not directly involving the skin. Sometimes it is just a change in energy or resuming an old behavior. That would be an indication that energy is starting to move. What did she eat before the chicken? Another food option is cooked fish since that is cooling. Chicken is a warming food.

I would also give digestive enzymes, probiotics, and fish oil. Make sure that you give only purified water for drinking and bathing. If you can bathe her safely without stressing her out you might want to try Defendex shampoo since it is soothing as well as being nontoxic. If any fleas have gotten on her it can help you identify that problem.

Please let me know what is currently happening. Thank you.

Best regards,
Dr. Char
www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 15, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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