Itchy Dog with Extreme Hair Loss Recovers Health (and Hair!)

Itchy Dog with Extreme Hair Loss Recovers Health (and Hair!)

Shenzi was brought to Dr. Kruesi at Cold River Veterinary Center (www.crvetcenter.com) hairless, itchy and desperate for help. With natural and appropriate treatment, her hair began to regrow and she was on her way to good health. See her full story below…

Shenzi is a wonderful young dog and was adopted by her foster guardians when they realized they wouldn’t be able to give her up! Medical problems resulted in almost constant itching, hair loss over most of her body and thick, scaly skin. None of which had resolved after several courses of antibiotics, steroids, dips, shampoos and even a sedative. She’d been diagnosed with Demodex skin mites, food allergies, yeast dermatitis and urinary tract infection. After Dr. Kruesi spoke with Shenzi’s guardians and examined her for himself, he added Irritable Bowel Disease and Essential Fatty Acid deficiency to the list.

After blood, stool and urine testing, Dr. Kruesi put together a treatment plan addressing Shenzi’s needs as an individual vs. treating her generically as a “dog with skin problems”.

At Dr. Kruesi’s recommendation, Shenzi’s guardians started her on a homemade diet and an individualized program of nutritional supplements (BioMedical Profile). Improvement was seen quickly and life began to change for the better. The core of her problems was being addressed rather than symptoms simply being suppressed using endless courses of medications with unpleasant side-effects. Full recovery took several months and has been maintained long term.

Good health is a journey and Shenzi seems to be enjoying hers!

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