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Hello. My male cocker spaniel is 16. He has had skin issues for the past few years. I have to keep him shaved down to his birthday suit. I shave him every two weeks. And I bathe him with medicated shampoo alternating shampoos each time. In the past he has had antibiotics. However, this last time he had side effects from batgirl so I discontinued it. I'm afraid to give him another antibiotic. With honesty, at his age would you recommend I give him the Derma-IonX? Thank you.

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June 1, 2016 at 4:32 PM

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Dear Cecelia,

DERMA-IONX is helpful for many skin conditions and can be used in older pets. It is an oral homeopathic product which stimulates the enzyme systems in the body that aid 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. It can be used along with other medications or supplements.

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 digestion. OMEGA 3,6,9 given orally is also helpful in soothing irritated skin and improves coat quality. The water you give should be filtered if it contains chlorine.

Diet can also influence the skin. Sometimes the flavor even makes a difference. I would choose a grain free fish or turkey food since these are considered to be cooling for irritated skin according to Chinese food therapy. Beef is neutral. Chicken, lamb, and venison are warming. If your dog is allergic to a protein do not use it even it has the correct thermal property. If you decide to change the food do so gradually over the course of two weeks.

Please keep us updated so we can help guide you.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 2, 2016 at 1:41 PM
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