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I have been to many vets in Anchorage Alaska and none can tell me why my cocker spaniel is losing most his hair and scratching all the time. They've taken biopsies and performed other tests but nothing. Now my dog is developing scabs from scratching and today is not very energetic.

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June 22, 2015 at 4:35 PM

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Dear Celeste,

DERMA-IONX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which aids 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. The OMEGA 3.6.9 is especially helpful for soothing the skin. These supplements together with DERMA-IONX can produce a synergistic response. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet and feeding cooling foods according to Chinese food therapy. If your dog is warm and seeks cool places to relax in he might do better with the cooling diet. Fish and turkey are considered to be cooling so would be better choices than chicken or lamb which are warming. Of course if your dog has a food sensitivity to a particular food do not give that food.

If you need to bathe your dog DEFENDEX shampoo is soothing. I like to use it because it is nontoxic and the essential oils in it are very nice.

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 www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 23, 2015 at 11:42 AM
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