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Hi all a friend has a 15yr old collie whose eczema is really plauing up in heat. She has been to vets and has steroid cream which is not doing much. Are there any homeopathic remedies she vould try?? Thanks in advance.

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Let's ask @Jase  hopefully he knows one...

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Sorry, have only just seen this. For some reason I am not receiving notifications by email??

I am afraid that I haven't delved into homeopathy. I use and generally recommend various natural supplements that have anti microbial, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti fungal or other health boosting supplements that will give the dog the best chance of self regulating and fighting off certain conditions. All though natural there is still science behind the active ingredients. 

This being said, I would take the following approach.

 

1. Stop using shampoo or conditioners

2. Add turmeric and coconut oil to diet

3. Feed a good quality dog specific probiotic

4. Use Calendula tea applied topically to relive the itching - not sure the type of eczema or if it wet, so this may have a bearing on how frequently you can apply this.

5. I have been getting some really interesting information recently of the benefits of adding pumpkin skin to the diet for fungal type skin conditions. I would try this for sure.

 

Again, I will say I am not a vet or specialist. These are my own views and opinions :-) I hope you can offer something to help your friends dogs' discomfort. 

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I would also check food for wheat or Corn products if found swap to a rice diet chicken beef and rice food

also do not feed Evening Primrose oil

I would also change to a Hypo Allergenic  laundry detergent as it could be being aggravated by an allergic reaction to household cleaners

If the atmosphere in the house is very dry  look around for a humidifier it will as a fringe benefit help cool the house down and then try as much as possible to keep the dog out of direct sunlight.

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Sorry, have only just seen this. For some reason I am not receiving notifications by email??

I am afraid that I haven't delved into homeopathy. I use and generally recommend various natural supplements that have anti microbial, anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti fungal or other health boosting supplements that will give the dog the best chance of self regulating and fighting off certain conditions. All though natural there is still science behind the active ingredients. 

This being said, I would take the following approach.

 

1. Stop using shampoo or conditioners

2. Add turmeric and coconut oil to diet

3. Feed a good quality dog specific probiotic

4. Use Calendula tea applied topically to relive the itching - not sure the type of eczema or if it wet, so this may have a bearing on how frequently you can apply this.

5. I have been getting some really interesting information recently of the benefits of adding pumpkin skin to the diet for fungal type skin conditions. I would try this for sure.

 

Again, I will say I am not a vet or specialist. These are my own views and opinions :-) I hope you can offer something to help your friends dogs' discomfort. 

I would also check food for wheat or Corn products if found swap to a rice diet chicken beef and rice food

also do not feed Evening Primrose oil

I would also change to a Hypo Allergenic  laundry detergent as it could be being aggravated by an allergic reaction to household cleaners

If the atmosphere in the house is very dry  look around for a humidifier it will as a fringe benefit help cool the house down and then try as much as possible to keep the dog out of direct sunlight.

thank you both I shall pass on the information

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I hope something works for the Collie :)

 

I was doing some more research the other day and came across a condition called "Walking Dandruff" (Cheyletiellosis) Collies are are dog prone to this. It may be worth checking out. 

 

http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Health/Cheyletiellosis.aspx

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