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I have 3 cats, 2 are extremely healthy, but the solid white cat has a persistent skin problem that won't go away despite prescription meds and shots. A steroid shot recently helped for about a month, but when it wore off he was worse than ever. Scabby, raw, hair loss, itchy. Now he doesn't want to be touched. What can we do?

Smartliving Guest asked this
April 5, 2016 at 12:04 PM



Dear Kathy,

DERMA-IONX has been helpful in feline dermatitis. As for dosing DERMA-IONX, I prefer to add 10 drops onto some canned food twice daily at breakfast and supper. If you need to you can give another 10 drops orally at bedtime. I also give probiotics, and Omega 3,6,9 to improve digestion and reduce inflammation.

Feeding a grain free diet would be wise at this time. If you give your cat any treats please check the label.

If your water contains chlorine offer purified water instead.

I would also suggest that your cat be checked for internal parasites if it hasn't been done recently. Bring in a stool sample to your veterinarian so it can be checked. It would also be good to use a fine tooth flea comb to check for any flea debris in the coat. White coated pets attract fleas more than the dark ones.

Please keep us updated on your progress.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
April 6, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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