Elephant skin in my rescued 7 years old GS

by Ewa R

Is it safe to use Neem oil in any irritated areas and elephant skin?

The dog that I rescued 4 months ago is scratching non stop.

I tried Omega 3 oil, Colostrum (Bovine) Fulvic Acid, Flax oil, Camelina Oil, Kefir ( he loves it) yogurt and many different probiotics. Unfortunately he is on Heartgard because the suspicion is that he can have heart worms. 8 more months to his blood test.

I have tried Coconut oil topically, but he licked it off and got diarrhea.

I feed him with a raw diet only.

He licks his affected areas to the point that they’re empty patches on his skin.

What are the best herbs to add to his food and a topical spray if possible? It’s very difficult to apply anything topically.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you!

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Jan 11, 2024
Your German Shepherd with Health Problems
by: Sandra

I wish you all the best with your handsome German Shepherd. I would be interested to know how you get along as time goes by.


Jan 10, 2024
Skin problems
by: Anonymous

Thank you very much for such a great suggestion about the intermittent fasting . I know it works very well for humans so I will try on my dog.

Jan 10, 2024
7 Year Old German Shepherd with Elephant Skin
by: Sandra

Hello Ewa and fellow Canadian!

Your rescued German Shepherd is 7 years old and you have had him for 4 months. I can tell you that 4 months is not at all long enough to reap any good results from products you are, and have used to help him.

My very loose rule ( each dog is different ) for seeing improvement once starting a protocol to help, is one month for every year of life, plus 3 months to balance ( at the very least ).

So right off the bat, you will need at least, close to one year to head in the right direction and see any substantial change for the better.

You are feeding raw, so that's wonderful.

If your GS were living in my house, knowing the things you have told me in this message, the first thing I would do is forget all products and diet add ons ( supplements ). Simply introduce a fasting program, probably two days a week. You can learn more about fasting here.

Intermittent Fasting for Dogs

I would give your raw diet and a fasting program at least three months to work without adding supplements of any kind. Keep it simple. After that, we could talk about things you can do moving forward.

It might be a good idea to find out for sure if your dog actually has heart worm. If not, why give Heartguard or any other chemicals for pest control?

Hope that helps,

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