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I have a great dog by the name of Karma. She is a mix medium-large dog (45 lb). Many years ago she started showing signs of allergy and no topical (OTC) product worked. She has always been on a good diet (mostly organic dry/wet mixed). Vet tried steroids but that only worked for a while and is not good long term. Took her to dermatologist and have been giving her allergy shots every week since (probably 5 years or longer). I had medical problems of my own with no medical insurance and you can guess the rest. I can no longer afford to pay almost $400 every 6 months for allergen shots plus periodic vet visits (dermatologist is 80 mile round trip). Can you recommend a path forward? Thank you in advance for your time.

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October 11, 2014 at 12:32 PM



Dear George,

You might want to look at some of our products to help 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 and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include probiotics and Omega 3,6,9. Together with DERMA-IONX it produces a synergistic effect. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. As for diet, if your dog is not allergic to these protein sources you might try a fish or turkey based grain free food since these are considered cooling according to Chinese food therapy. You would want to avoid chicken or lamb which are warming for the skin if it is already too warm. Beef is neutral. Avoid treats that have artificial colorings.

Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions or to let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 12, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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