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Is Derma-IonX an appropriate alternative for Flea Allergy Dermatitis (or similar) in cats? Mine is losing hair and has patches that look angry but appears to itch by the way she acts. We have successfully treated 3 of 4 of these hairless patches but this last one is persistent.

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June 30, 2015 at 7:04 PM

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Dear Bill,

It is common to develop skin issues after having had fleas. DERMA-IONX can help with the allergy response. Cats can develop an allergy to flea saliva and also acquire tapeworms from the fleas. If you have not already, bring a stool sample to your veterinarian to check if your cat needs to be wormed for tapeworms. Besides DERMA-IONX I would also give PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9 to restore the gut and reduce inflammation. This usually improves the skin and coat. Be sure to eliminate the fleas.

Please let us know how you do. Sometimes altering the diet can be helpful as well and we can advise you on that if necessary.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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