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My 10 year old Sheltie has developed severe hot spots, bad skin, and high level of hair loss over the last two years. Constant biting of paws and scratching. I hava tried vet recommendations, diet changes, and other programs and she just gets worse. I fear she is going to die if I can't find a way to help her and I know she is uncomfortable as hell. Please help me with a plan of your products that I can put into action. Thanks.

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December 16, 2015 at 9:48 AM



Dear Dr. Rand,

DERMA-IONX is helpful for many types of skin conditions. It is an oral homeopathic product which stimulates the enzyme systems in the body that aids the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. What sets it apart from most homeopathics is that it is in an oligotherapeutic mineral base which has had a charge added to it.

Initially I would give a half dose of DERMA-IONX on the breakfast and supper food. After there are signs of improvement you can give a whole dose once a day. I would also give Probiotics to aid the immune system. OMEGA 3,6,9 is also helpful in soothing skin and improves coat quality. Giving it orally helps to moisturize the skin.

Diet can also influence the skin. What do you feed your dog? What kind of water do you give?

Has blood work been done to check the thyroid? Please keep us updated so we can help guide you along the way.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 17, 2015 at 12:11 PM
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