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Parker is a 14 yr old Westie who has inflammatory bowel disease treated with Tylosin powder capsules. Because of this I have switched his diet from raw to 1 T Hills ZD, home cooked Tilapia, and vegetables. He is doing well with the diet but since I took him off raw, he has developed a skin problem that looks scaly, scabby patches that itch and a dander comes off when he is brushed. His normal shampoo is Hexedane every 4 weeks and I brush him twice a week. I have tried chlorhexedane, ketochlor shampoo and conditioner and apple cider vinegar. Nothing is working. He is getting Promaxol for arthritus pain with a Deramaxx tablet when he starts limping. Any suggestions? Irene

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August 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM



Dear Irene,

You might want to look at some of our products to help heal the skin. Derma-IonX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which reduces itching and inflammation , promotes healing of the skin. 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. I would give a half dose of Derma-IonX with breakfast and a half dose of Arthro-IonX with supper.

Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic washes away debris and soothes the skin. I would try this in place of your shampoo which is hard on the liver. According to Chinese medicine if the liver is unhappy it will lead to skin and joint symptoms. Using these products can help to resolve a difficult condition. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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