I have been religiously following the treatment plan that I started a couple weeks ago, washing my dog, Dante, 2-3 days per week. This I began after reading an article about Dr. Valerie A. Fadok, who said that many chronic skin problems could be dramatically improved through frequent, sometimes daily, washings with a shampoo containing the antiseptic chlorhexidine. I received my bottle of Duoxo, containing the antiseptic chlorhexidine, the day after my last dog-washing post (prior to that, I’d been using Episoothe). I have been using Duoxo 2-3 times per week over the last 2.5 weeks. I also ordered the Duoxo chlorhexidine spray to use in between washings. I have been VERY happy with the results. Dante is not scratching all of the time, his wounds are completely healed, his belly skin is almost all pink (instead of black), his coat is soft and shiny, and he smells great. I had a vet appointment today for vaccinations and my vet said Dante is looking the best he’s ever seen him, except that Dante’s starting to get a little chubby 😦 My vet also said that his clinic has started carrying Duoxo and that he is very impressed with its results. He said I would likely only need to wash Dante once a week. I will switch to this interval after completing my 4 weeks of intensive washings, as indicated on the Duoxo bottle.
Finally something that works! I am very happy that I came across this information by Dr. Valerie Fadok and such a simple solution – just scrub, scrub, scrub….