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Sir Winston the Pomeranian Beats Black Skin Disease

 

Folks, sometimes a story is so compelling that we feel obliged to share it.  Please read about little Sir Winston's journey back to good health, pink skin and full coat with the help of DERMagic products.  Yes, Alopecia X can be reversed... and here's one very heart-warming tale, reproduced here exactly as Sir Winston's pet parents wrote it to us today!   A real feel-good moment for us around the office today!

Dear Dr. Adelia,

The attached pictures are of our Sir Winston, age 5.


The first picture is when he was at his worst with Black Skin Disease (September 2011.)  Winston had started losing hair around 2 years previously; during that time, he slept more and more during the day. His appetite began to wane; his social skills also waned. Although he still liked to go for walks, he just wasn't as active as a pomeranian normally is. We tried melatonin, as suggested by his vet, and medicine for his thyroid. Neither of those made any difference, and the disease continued  to take its relentless toll on his hair and skin. During the harsh, bitter cold winter of 2011, we put sweaters and coats on him to protect him from the cold because he virtually had no hair on his back, stomach,and tail. We had all but given up on anything that would help him.

On September 17, 2011, we received our first bottle of DERMagic Skin Rescue Lotion. We began the regimen immediately...with only a small bit of hope that it would really work. (You guaranteed the results so we thought we had nothing to lose and everything to gain.) We saw the black skin gradually wash away with each bath we gave him.


On October 29, 2011, I recorded in my journal that John and I began to see some of Sir Winston's hair returning. We were cautiously hopeful, and noted that he loved his application times and seemed more lively, energetic, and that his appetite had improved. 

Oh, what a miracle!!! The second picture is of Sir Winston at about 2 1/2 to 3 months after beginning the regimen. Healthy, pink skin is visible on his chest, and his hair has begun to come in all over his little body. We saw the results of the DERMagic and
our diligence in applying it, bathing him with your shampoo and conditioner, and our never giving up on it. We began to believe.  But the best was yet to come!!!


And finally !!  Below ..  After 6 months ..

The third picture (above) is of Sir Winston today (March 18, 2011)--six months after our first application of DERMagic. WOW!!! Our family who saw him at Christmas saw him again this weekend. They are absolutely amazed. Some people who saw him around the time of the first picture say, "That isn't the same dog."  John and I are truly amazed too. It is, to us, a true miracle. Sir Winston is so much healthier, so much more sociable, so much more alert. (Even his hearing has improved. ) Thank you, thank you, Dr. Adelia, for bringing DERMagic to us. You are a blessing to us. 

Sincerely thankful, 
Mary and John Houska

PS  We only have one regret...and that is that we lost one of our other poms who had Black Skin Disease. She died before we knew about DERMagic. We don't know for sure, of course, but perhaps we could have helped her to have a healthier life if we had  just known. 

Written — March 04, 2013

Whitnie - the formerly hairless Pomeranian

 

 

 

PUFF WHITTY - DERMagic Poster Child

Many of you know that there's nothing worse than having to watch your little furkid suffer day after day with some kind of skin problem, no matter what it is.  I've been there with my own dogs, one of which I nearly lost to a mystery skin disease that left her hairless with open sores.  That was little Shenanigan the Yorkie, the first life saved by DERMagic.
But that was then...  Today, no one and no animal should have to suffer like this, and that's why we work so hard to get the word out about DERMagic Skin Rescue Lotion. It really works to end the problem, permanently, without steroids, antibiotics, or antihistamines.
When we say it, that's one thing.  But when pet parents who have been through this ordeal, with very expensive vet bills and steroids and no results over very long periods of time, when these folks send us their before and after photos, and we can share them with you, this is what tells the story.
We have posted a slide show that shows Whitnie the Canadian Pomeranian (also known as "Puff Whitty"), who lives with Cherie D. in Saskatchewan.  Whitnie was in pretty bad shape when they finally found DERMagic at Metro Pet Market in Regina, SK.  
Here's what Cherie wrote to the folks at Metro Pet:  "Here are some before and after pictures of Whitnie's amazing transformation.  Big thank you for helping us along throughout the past 6 months.  Whitnie is gonna love you guys forever."
Please watch the slide show and forgive us all for not being brilliant cinematographers... but the message is clear:  DERMagic works.  And we guarantee it.

Written — February 22, 2013

A Really Raw Deal for Pets

Dear Pet Lovers...


Today was a new low in official advice-giving.  We don't understand the true motivation behind this, but we have our suspicions.  We do know that vets become vets because they care deeply about animals, but we do not agree with their sweeping generalization against raw food for pets because it might harm humans.  Really?

We have been feeding raw to our dogs for years, and we live on to blog about it.

Today the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) recommended that we NOT feed raw food to our pets. Yes, you read that correctly... They are saying to NOT feed animals their natural preference, the food that keeps their immune system strong, that helps prevent skin problems, yeast infections, tooth decay and other imbalances that can lead to disease.

Read for yourselves here.  Apparently the vets are mainly concerned about the potential for salmonella passing from the raw food to the humans in the family.  What worries this blogger is that I expect any day now to read that raw chicken will no longer be offered in supermarkets because of the danger to small children and the elderly.

And eggs!  No more chocolate chip cookie batter licked from the spoon?  Fine.  Well, we are grown-ups here, and we understand the risks about salmonella, and we deal with them safely most days of our lives.  Why is dog food any different?  
Thank you, AVMA, for your concern.  We do appreciate the warning, and we will take appropriate precautions.  But in your consideration for this announcement, did you consider the manufacturers of raw food for pets?  Did you consider the impact on their sales?  
We believe there could have been a much better way to express concerns than a press release of scare tactics that favor the manufacturers of kibble and canned over raw.   Why not come out with a resolution that acknowledges the many documented health benefits of raw food for dogs and cats over canned and kibbled, and add the caveat that humans must exercise the same precautions with this raw food as they do when deboning a chicken?
It's an unfortunate state of affairs when media hype sets the mood of a nation, and even the world.  When one can instill FEAR, PANIC, DREAD instead of reasonable caution, awareness, and education, one gets more attention.  In fact, I'm giving this plenty of attention right now.  
So let's relax and not let associations, media hype, the government, or broadcast news form our opinions for us.  This is one of those cases where you are already doing the right thing by feeding raw and being clean about it, so consider the recommendation, and move on.
And while you're moving on... visit www.darwinspet.com to see how a great organic raw food company operates.

Woofs and wags to all!
Written by Adelia Ritchie

Written — October 06, 2012

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