Dear Dr. Battaaglia,
Homeopathics can be blocked by steroids, but as the steroids leave the system they can work better. Many pets have used it successfully for atopy. To give you a little background about homeopathy and our products we suggest viewing these links for more in depth information. The product is registered with the FDA and meets the United States Pharmacopeia standards. For a better understanding of this you may go to www.usp.org/audiences/consumers/.
For those that do not have a knowledge base in homeopathy you can find a vast amount of information at the website for the National Center for Homeopathy www.nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org. Because homeopathy is a patient specific approach one must match the symptoms of the patient with the remedy. The remedies selected in our products address the more common symptoms. We use this information to select the ingredients and rely on our customer feedback to let us know if we are doing a good job and meeting their needs.
In addition, I also recommend nutritional supplements to go along with Derma-IonX. I like to use digestive enzymes (Prozyme is available from MWI), probiotics such as Purina's FortiFlora, MSM, Vitamin C, and fish oil. All of these you should be able to get from your veterinary distributor. Derma-IonX facilitates better assimilation of the diet and supplements. I also prefer to have the pet switch to a food that does not contain any GMO ingredients. Reducing inflammation in the body is so important.
Please let us know if you have any other questions. We are here to help as questions come up. Sometimes it is also necessary to adjust dosages. For very sensitive or small pets I suggest smaller and divided doses. We also appreciate feedback so we can help the pet feel it's best more quickly.