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The Use of HEALx Soother Plus and Sunshine Factor for a Dog with Lesions on the Lips

Sergio Sarmiento Valiente, DVM

Before - Day 0

Day 7

Day 7

A Weimaraner breed dog presented with lesions on the lips from a muzzle that was too small. HEALx Soother Plus cream was applied to the lesions twice a day and HEALx Sunshine Factor was added to the diet (1 tsp daily).

The Use of HEALx Soother Plus, Rain and Sunshine Factor in a Dog with
Seriously Infected Lesions

Sergio Sarmiento Valiente, DVM

A 2-year-old female American Staffordshire terrier was presented with seriously infected lesions after breast feeding her puppies for 3 weeks. Treatment included administration of an oral antibiotic. HEALx Rain topical spray was used to clean the lesions, and HEALx Soother Plus cream was applied (2x daily). HEALx Sunshine Factor was given at a daily dose of 15 ml for a total weight of 22 kg.

The Use of HEALx Soother Plus in a
Non-healing Wound of a Whippet

Thomas Bankstahl, DVM

The Use of HEALx Soother Plus in an Infected Skin Lesion in a Border Collie

T.R. Stechschulte, DVM

After Surgery - Wound Sutured Closed (Day 0)

Sutures Ripped Out
(Day 3)

Day 28

A border collie presented with a lick granuloma on its leg that cultured positive for pilosebaceous hamartoma. The benign wound was completely excised. The sutures were removed by the dog and the wound was not resutured. HEALx Soother Plus was applied to the wound for 2 weeks. Soother Plus was used as the only modality in this case; no antibiotics or pain medications were administered. In
1 month there was complete resolution and new
hair growth.

The Use of HEALx Soother Plus
in a Bichon Frisé with
Multiple Sebaceous Adenomas

T.R. Stechschulte, DVM

Before Day 12

A 12-year-old Bichon Frisé was presented with multiple sebaceous adenomas. A large abraded adenoma was excised, but surgical closure was not possible due to the margin of surgery required. 
  
A large area of granulated exposed tissue was not healing. An Elizabethan collar was used with a treatment module of hydrotherapy and the application of HEALx Soother Plus® (q12h x 12 days).


The Use of HEALx Soother Plus in an Ulcerative Dermatitis Case in a
Bichon Frisé

Thomas Bankstahl, DVM

Before Recovering

A 2-year-old Bichon Frisé mix presented with ulcerative moist dermatitis secondary to a burn from a dog bark collar. The dog was treated with oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and HEALx Soother Plus q12h. The topical application of Soother Plus provided immediate pain relief and accelerated healing.


The Use of HEALx Soother Plus
in a Lhasa Apso with Necrosis
of the Skin, Fat and Muscle

T.R. Stechschulte, DVM

Before Day 16

A 10-year-old, spayed female Lhasa Apso was presented with bruising and localized necrosis of the skin, fat and muscle from a bite wound. Initial treatment included cefovecin and carprofen. After debridement, the protocol was switched to enrofloxacin, tramadol and HEALx Soother Plus applied topically (q12h). A 2% chloroxylenol surgical scrub was also used q12h. Five days later, the puncture wounds were more defined. After 2 weeks, the wound showed good granulation and had significantly reduced in size.

The Use of HEALx Sunshine Factor for Treatment of a Canine with Allergies

Kirsten Love, DVM

Before

After

A 6-year-old spayed female therapy dog that had suffered from allergies for several years was presented for chronic atopy and secondary pyoderma on the abdomen. Numerous medications and therapies had been tried with no lasting success. The dog was started on Sunshine Factor (0.1-0.3 ml per lb body weight q24h). The owner was very pleased at the 1 month update because the hot spots, infected skin odor and pruritis had resolved completely. The most amazing response was that the dog needed its first grooming appointment in years because its hair had resumed growing. If the dog stops taking the Sunshine Factor, the itching and sores return in less than a week.


The Use of HEALx Booster in the
Treatment of a Cocker Spaniel
with a

History of Chronic Skin Problems

Ariana Finkelstein, DVM

A 15-year-old neutered male cocker spaniel had a history of chronic skin problems (e.g., moist dermatitis, superficial and deep pyoderma including MRSA diagnosed by culture and sensitivity) and recurrent urinary tract infections. Over the previous 3 years, the dog had periodically been treated with cephalexin, clindamycin, enrofloxacin and doxycycline in addition to topical sprays, bathing and essential fatty acid supplementation. The dog also had a history of glaucoma and inflamed keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS); cataracts had been removed several years prior. At the time of presentation, the dog was receiving 3 types of eye drops and 1 ocular ointment daily as well as essential fatty acids for the skin and glucosamine for its joints.
   HEALx Booster was begun q24h while all other medication protocols remained unchanged. After 6 weeks, all antibiotic treatment was discontinued This was the first time in almost 3 years that he was able to be antibiotic free for more than a 2-week period. Antibiotics were restarted 4 months later for a 2-week period of time. Additional antibiotic regimens have been kept to a minimum and MRSA has not been isolated again to date. No additional urinary tract infections have been reported since Booster was started. Thus, there has been a good resolution of the clinical signs.

   Booster is easy to administer, as the dog seems to accept the taste of it.


The Use of HEALx Soother Plus
in the Treatment of Severe Burn
Wounds on a Canine

Julie Clark-Blount, DVM

As the result of a house fire, a 4-week-old hound suffered 3rd and 4th degree burns on its lower back, head and face. The scar tissue on its lower back was surgically debrided; however, the animal’s owner didn’t see much healing following this therapy. Later, HEALx Soother Plus® cream was applied topically to the burned area q24h. The owner remarked how the skin seemed to be healing faster in the first week after application.

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