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My male chocolate lab, almost 7 yrs old, is constantly having trouble with excessive dry skin & infections at least 1x a month in his right front leg elbow. Is now on antibiotic & probiotic. Vet is talking about operating on his right elbow because he is having so often. I think that my dog is just upset because of my disabilities & I hurt all the time. He takes care of me. I don't want him to have problems all the time. I want him to feel well & get well too. He is currently on Petway dry food & takes 1 mg of thyroid which makes it up to normal. I don't know what to feed him anymore as giving him Wellactin for skin (very small amount) gives him worse stools than soft serve ice cream. What should I do? I need help here. He basically is my service dog & takes care of me & tells me what time it is to rest, take meds, etc. I want him to get better. Can you help me?

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February 15, 2014 at 4:08 PM



Dear Lori,

You might want to look at some of our products to help heal the skin. Derma-IonX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which reduces itching and inflammation, promotes healing of the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include Canine probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9. Together with Derma-IonX it produces a synergistic effect for a faster response. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. This is important since your dog is on thyroid medication. For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet that uses fish or turkey as the protein source. I think your food might contain some chicken which is warming according to Chinese food therapy. If your dog seeks cool tile or doors then feeding a cooling diet of turkey or fish would be better.

Defendex shampoo which is nontoxic washes away debris and soothes the skin. Using these products is a simple and effective way of helping resolve a difficult condition.

If you can't get it all at once I would start with Derma-IonX, probiotics, and vitamin C. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions and to give us updates..

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
February 16, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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