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I have a 57 lb male pit mix rescue, probably around a year old. He was full of Demodex mange in October when I found him. Successfully treated with Mitaban dips (awful stuff) and Ivermectin. Also put on antibiotics (Premor) for a staph infection. He has been on antiobiotics for 11 weeks now to treat a bacterial infection that appeared in early January. Weekly CBCs Started around 31, and have been down, but mostly up and holding. Has been on Baytril 3x day, and currently Antirobe. Has also been on Keflex, Simplicef. Change from Antirobe was because his appetite declined and was lethargic. That was the week when we saw most improved CBC, so were back on it. Giving him Fortiflora and cooking chicken, turkey, hamburger for him to get him to eat. Not sure of the origin of the infection, but seems to be independent of his skin issue, more about infection in his penis? Still intact, because he has not been cleared for surgery because of the infection. He still scratches a lot, scoots on his belly to scratch his underside, and has red bumps which come and go. Long question, but will the Derma-IonX help?

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March 31, 2015 at 11:32 AM

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Dear Laura,

Demodectic mange is an opportunistic infection because the immune system is weak. I would also use the homeopathic DERMA-IONX to heal and soothe the skin as well as rebuilding the immune system. Giving probiotics, MSM, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9 will all help in that goal. DERMA-IONX also helps the body to better utilize the supplements for faster results. I would start with a 1/2 dose of DERMA-IONX twice a day. It is easiest to add it to the food. I would feed a grain free dog food. I would offer filtered drinking water to avoid chlorine or fluoride. It would also be good to bathe with filtered water. If you have chlorinated water getting a filter would be helpful. If the skin continues to be a problem the essential oils in DEFENDEX shampoo might help reduce the bacteria on the skin yet it is nontoxic.

Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 1, 2015 at 10:51 AM
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