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I have a 12 year old lab/chow mix. Duke is in incredibly good health, however, the past two years, right around fall, he has been itching like a mad dog. My one concern is the other day he had a slight swell under the skin on his left backside. It was not oozing or pussy nor did he have a problem with me touching it although he was aware. It lasted 24 hours and is now gone with no treatment. I have seen the vet before for this problem and she told me it's possibly due to an allergy from a bug bite. I am looking at this product to avoid steroids and additional chemicals that could harm a fairly organic geriatric pooch. I was mainly wondering what your opinion is with the mysterious 24 hour swell.

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November 13, 2015 at 1:24 AM



Dear Jaclyn,

It is hard to say exactly what it is. Your veterinarian is in a better position to tell you. It seems to be a result of an allergy process. Even anal glands enlarge due to allergies.

DERMA-IONX is helpful for many skin conditions. It is an oral homeopathic product which stimulates the enzyme systems in the body that aids 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.

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 the immune system. OMEGA 3,6,9 is also helpful in soothing skin and improves coat quality.

Diet can also influence the skin. What do you feed your dog?

Please keep us updated so we can help guide you along the way.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM
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