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I have a German shepard that has a skin condition. He smells really bad. He is losing hair. His skin is red and flaky. I just purchased the Derma-Ionx. What is wrong with him and will this help?

Smartliving Guest asked this
December 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM



Dear Kerry,

You might want to look at some of our other products, too, to help 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 MSM, PROBIOTICS and OMEGA 3,6,9. Together with DERMA-IONX it produces a synergistic effect. I would also suggest that you give your dog only filtered water for drinking and bathing if your water contains chlorine or fluoride. As for diet, if your dog is not allergic to these protein sources you might try a fish or turkey based grain free food if your dog is quite warm and seeks cool places. These foods are considered to be cooling according to Chinese food therapy. You would want to avoid chicken or lamb which are warming for the skin if it is already too warm. Beef is neutral. Avoid treats that have artificial colorings.

If you need to bathe those areas you could try DEFENDEX shampoo. It contains essential oils that can soothe the skin. If you try this only use a small amount since it is very concentrated.

You might also ask your veterinarian to check some blood work and thyroid function. This could provide some information as to the cause behind the abnormal skin. Please feel free to contact us again if you have any other questions or to let us know how you are doing.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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