Natural Remedies

Belly Skin Is Turning Black on My German Shepherd

Posted by Cletn21 (Springfield, Illinois) on 08/10/2015

I have a 5 year old German Shepard. She is full of yeast and bacteria I have taken her to a few different they have given her steroids, anti inflammatory. While she is on the medicine it seems to be under control. Now her belly is turning black (they call it elephant skin). I was just wondering is there a natural remedy that I could try to give her some comfort?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn

Hey Cletn21!

There are several things you can do to help your girl. Consider giving her a dip in Ted's Mange Remedy, or his antifungal/antistaph dip. Even a simple vinegar rinse after an oatmeal bath will help calm the skin. In addition Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs or alkalizing her drinking water may help also. Lastly, check your dog food label ingredients; if you see grains or corn switching to a grain free diet has been proven to help some allergy dogs.

Lynn Rienguette
Alberta Canada

My friend told me to use 20ppm of hypochlorus acid (HOCl) and spray that on a few times a day. Her tummy is now turning back to pink. We were initially using it for a natural pest control. Amazing stuff, all natural.