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Our 6-year-old miniature Schnauzer has been plagued for several years with "skin issues". We have tried grain free dog foods, DinoVite supplement, steroids from the vet which did help some, not completely and I am concerned about liver damage, so I did not get her another prescription of that. Now she has gotten pimples and scabs, and is very uncomfortable with itching. I have given her diphenhydramine as well, still no relief for this poor dog which has been to the vet more than all my previous dogs combined!

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March 20, 2015 at 4:16 PM



Dear Rebecca,

You might want to look at some of our products to help the skin. DERMA-IONX which is an oral homeopathic product stimulates the enzyme systems in the body which aids the skin and helps with assimilation of nutritional components in diet and supplements. The supplements I use along with it include probiotics and Omega 3,6,9. The OMEGA 3.6.9 is especially helpful for soothing the skin. These supplements together with DERMA-IONX can produce a synergistic response. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride.

For the dietary modifications you might want to try a grain free diet and feeding cooling foods according to Chinese food therapy. If your dog is warm and seeks cool places to relax in he might do better with the cooling diet. Fish and turkey are considered to be cooling so would be better choices than chicken or lamb which are warming. Beef is neutral. Of course if your dog has a food sensitivity to a particular food do not give that food. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions or to give us updates.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
March 21, 2015 at 2:10 PM
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