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I have a 7 year old scottish terrier who has environmental and inhalant allergies,and has had since she was about 2 years old. Her skin is very dry and itchy,and I have been told she also has a flea allergy, although I have never seen one flea on her body.She bites at herself mainly on toes(terribly) under her chin and top of her back. She has been on seems like a ton of medications from her vet, and the problem continues on. They have had her on the new Apoquel for about a year now, and it stops the itching, but makes her drowsy, and I only give half the dosage her vet recommends. She has been prescribed several shampoos over time, as well as steroids etc.,which I have not given in a very long time now. I was wondering if your Derma-IonX would, in your opinion, be helpful for her condition. We have very few holistic or homeopathic vets in our area and I sometimes feel that is what I need. Just wanted to get some feedback from you on this matter to see if your product might help, or if you have any advice on the problem at hand.

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May 9, 2016 at 5:02 PM

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Dear Jackie,

DERMA-IONX is helpful for many skin conditions. 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 also helpful in soothing irritated skin and improves coat quality. The water you give should be filtered if it contains chlorine.

Diet can also influence the skin. Sometimes the flavor even makes a difference. I would choose a grain free fish or turkey food since these are considered to be cooling for irritated skin according to Chinese food therapy. Beef is neutral. Chicken, lamb, and venison are warming. If your dog is allergic to a protein do not use it even it has the correct thermal property.

As you see some improvement talk to your veterinarian about decreasing the amount of Apoquel. If you Google information on it you might not want to use it long term.

Please keep us updated so we can help guide you.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
May 10, 2016 at 9:46 AM
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