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My mini dachshund is 13 years old. She gets crusty spots all over her then hair falls out , itches and SMELLS TERRIBLE. My vet said it was a fungus infection . Been treating this for over three years and clears a little then gets worse again Just no better.

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January 3, 2015 at 5:03 PM



Dear Vicki,

DERMA-IONX has helped improve many different types of skin conditions. It is an oral homeopathic product that 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 MSM, vitamin C, 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. What do you feed your dog? As for diet, if your dog is not allergic to these protein sources you might try a fish or turkey based grain free food if your dog is quite warm and seeks cool places. These foods are considered to be cooling according to Chinese food therapy. If your dog is chilly and seeks warm places, then chicken or lamb which are warming for the skin would be better choices. 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
January 4, 2015 at 8:32 AM
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