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I found your company a year ago when my cat developed arthritis in her back legs. After reading about some of your products I ordered the Arthro-ionx for cats. I noticed improvement in her movement & her appetite came back ---- IN 3 DAYS. I shouldn't have been so surprised. I've used homeopathic remedies on myself for years so I know how well they work.

I need to order some Derma-ionx because she reacts to flea bites and her skin gets really itchy.

I was hoping to find something to help control the fleas --- on a cat. I adopted her when she was 11 years old. She's a big cat, about 13 pounds. She had been mistreated. We both had to make some adjustments. I raised all my other cats from when they were young. They were trained to behave & they were well socialized. Obi is 18 years old now, "we've" adjusted. I was able to retrain her a little bit. I have to wait for her to come to me when she wants attention, otherwise she bites. She is very affectionate. I have to get a friend who used to be a vet tech to trim her claws for me. I "bathe" her with wipes. I'm on disability, I'm unable to afford to take her someplace to get bathed to control the fleas. She won't even let me trim her claws. I've never even tried to give her a bath. I do the best I can with the wipes when she's in a good mood. She will allow me to brush her and not enough to control the fleas. I live in Texas. Fleas grow really well here for most of the year. So, with those constraints, do you have any suggestions that might help me control the fleas? I have used diatomaceous earth in the past and I've read that using it on pets is discouraged now. I still use it outside the house when I need to, to control the ant population mostly, to keep them out of the house. Obi is not allowed to go outside, she still gets fleas. I'm out of ideas. And open to suggestions.

Thank you for your help. Sue Ellis

P.S. I went online to look for something to help with Obi's arthritis because there is not one holistic vet in Dallas, Tx.

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June 18 at 11:26 PM

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You need to treat your house with a flea spray that contains an insect growth regulator to kill the fleas and eggs that are in your house. Otherwise all those fleas will end up biting your cat. Sometimes I have used Frontline spray at a very small dose on my indoor/outdoor cat when he has killed something that had fleas I do not want to get fleas in my house. I have used organic diatomaceous earth (not the pool kind) on the coat but care needs to be taken so that no one inhales it. Since your cat is elderly I would treat the house and use a fine tooth flea comb (not a brush) to remove any fleas on the cat multiple times per day and occasionally apply diatomaceous earth on the cat. Continue to use DERMA-IONX to help with the flea allergy until the skin is healed. It does not seem that bathing is an option.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 19 at 12:00 AM
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