My 8 month pit bull has been in and out of the vet for the last couple months getting mitaban dips and ivomec shots and nothing seems to cure her. I’ve read about a borax and peroxide mix (does anyone know exact measurements for that?) that can cure mange but does anyone know of anything else? Please don’t tell me to consult a veternarian-done that and nothing they can give me works! She used to be all white and now its more like all red with big patches of hair missing…PLEASS HELP!-I’ll try anything!
Nothing topical will work as the mites live right down in the hair follicle.
A daily dose of oral ivomec for several weeks will work and the spot-on treatment Advocate is listed as a demodex treatment. According to their blurb demedicosis has been cured in clinical trials.
It is important to try and get rid of this condition before it becomes generalised. It can be hard to treat once the dog’s condition becomes chronic. If it is really red there could be a secondary infection – has the dog had antibiotics for this?
Mange mites are present on most dogs in small amounts. It is only when they multiply that they can cause problems. This is often at times of suppressed immunity – puppyhood, old age, ill health etc. Have you thought about changing your dog’s diet (assuming that you feed commercial food) to something more natural? Many people report that their dogs’ natural immunity is increased after changing them to a raw diet without all the inappropriate ingredients that are in commercial foods.