Is This the Die Off?

by Chompers mom
(California )

His ear

His ear


I have a 1 yr old shar pei.

He's been itchy for months and I've been running around like a headless chicken trying to fix it.

We switched to darwins (raw beef) 6 weeks ago and I realized it still had too many carbs so we switched to northwest naturals (raw beef) 2 weeks ago.

He's taking dr mercola probiotics (6 weeks) & also four leaf rover yeast guard (2 weeks) since yesterday he's started scratching a lot more...and when I looked this morning. He has a lot of pink/red areas where he's scratching.

How do I know if this is the die off period or if I've done something wrong/to make it worse?

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Nov 24, 2022
Answer About Die Off Question
by: Sandra


It would be my opinion that you are doing nothing wrong to make your dog's condition worse.

When you upgrade the quality of food, and start a natural herbal program to help the body work through a health issue, you can expect the body to eliminate toxins and old cellular structure through the pathways available to it...eyes, ears, mouth, skin, feces, urine.

The skin is the largest organ of elimination and so it is common for dogs to experience skin irritation, rashes, itching and more, as the dog works it's way through the process of detoxing and building new cellular health.

All of this takes much time, as the body heals in it's own way, in it's own time.

So, it sounds to me, that your dog is right on schedule, working his way through the natural process and working hard to build better health in his own way.

Just keep going.

For the areas that are itching and sore, keep them clean with apple cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide and apply a little neosporin if the skin becomes broken.


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