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Hi and thank you for taking my question. I would like to know of a safe, mild on the system, antihistimine I can give my Shiba Inu. He suffers from seasonal allergies with the following symptoms: sore and swollen throat, ear aches, loss of appetite, gagging, and a little sneezing. Our vet prescribed an expensive antihistimine and steriods that caused him to sleep a lot or be drowsy all the time, zero appetite, and unable to urinate. So, we stopped using these drugs but our vet didn't have anything else to offer him.

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June 10, 2016 at 4:09 PM



Dear Samantha,

DERMA-IONX can be helpful for allergies. It is an oral homeopathic product which stimulates the enzyme systems in the body that aid 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 digestion. OMEGA 3,6,9 is soothing, reduces irritation, and improves coat quality. Vitamin C and quercetin can have an antihistamine effect.

The water you give should be filtered if it contains chlorine. Chlorine is not good for the intestinal flora. Diet can also influence the body. Sometimes the flavor even makes a difference. I would choose a grain free food that uses fish or turkey as the protein since these are considered to be cooling for too much internal heat according to Chinese food therapy. Beef is neutral. Chicken, lamb, and venison are warming. If your pet is allergic to a protein do not use it even it has the correct thermal property. I tend to use cooling or neutral foods during the summer and warming foods during the cold months.

Please keep us updated so we can help guide you.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
June 11, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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