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We are lifestyle petsitters caring for cats and lots of dogs (and goats ,sheep, birds ,fish etc). The owner asked us if we could solve his issue which was for her his scratching because he itched. Her vet has gave him prednisone 1mg which though it stops him scratching she does not like the idea of constant medication. This is a homeopathic medicine dog question. He is a Chihuahua, light boned, by all observations healthy now, responsive, but his water consumption is almost none and he stinks. The owner used to wash it every third day in Johnsons baby Shampoo (yuk petrochemical stuff I wouldn't wash my child in) to remove the stink. We have not washed it at all in three weeks, natural oils have returned and his hair colour has changed from dull dry black to black with aubern lights all over and the smell is less. His fur is oily with a stickiness that one feels after stroking him. The smell lingers on ones hands, I have to wash them straight away. She mentioned hair loss the only area of hair loss I observe is inner front legs and similar on hind legs. I have not observed him either biting or licking these areas it just appears to be less. We changed him from beef dog canned food with preservatives at night and dry food as wanted during the day to fresh chicken necks evening (he likes these) and canned cat food sardines morning (short term). I know from my time living in an Indian fishing village that sardines for cats and dogs is a short term food - long term they get sick and hair begins to fall out. He is an indoor dog that barks with gusto at dogs and people going past and goes to the front lawn/fence to do so but shows no desire to go out to empty bladder or bowels, I have to take him out. We observe what happens when he lifts his leg to urinate he holds it up for a long time but little comes out and occasionally nothing. In an attempt to get him to drink I have offered him slightly watered down cultured buttermilk, natural yogurt and soured milk whey. He drank each once with gusto and has showed no interest since. We gave him sulphur 200c initially following up with sulphur 6c. Initially he was depressed not now. On walks he is showing more dog behaviour than initially and now actively heads towards posts to sniff and maybe lift his leg. He is aggressive towards all other dogs. My view is that the current key is to get him drinking sufficient fluids and the rest may self-resolve. We are in Cairns Australia. Average temperature is 28 degrees C to 34 degrees and humidity is 50% plus often around 70%. I am looking for the next homeopathic to give him to get him drinking, any ideas? Thank you.

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January 4, 2016 at 8:50 PM

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Dear Satya,

The next remedy I would try is Nux vomica. I would also give PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9. I think it would be helpful to give a grainfree dog food that uses fish or turkey as the protein source. According to Chinese Food Therapy these are considered to be cooling for warm skin.

Please let us know the result you get.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 5, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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