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Question about demodectic mange?

So, we took my pup to the vet today and found out she has demodectic mange. The vet prescribed Ivermectin, she starts out with a low dose and works up to a higher dose each day. The vet said I’ll start seeing results in about a week, but she said to come back in a month for another skin scraping because sometimes the DM will go away, but come back if not treated long enough. Is this true? Anybody have any experience with DM and Ivermectin?

yes,my dog had DM,she was treated with ivermectin:she is around50lbs,i think i had to start with a higher dose(1ml?)
and went down to 1/2 ml,for a good while:hmm 3months?
yes, do a skin scraping after a month or 6weeks of treatment!
dogs have demodex mites living in the hair follicles,but in a very minimal amount.the dogs own immune system takes care of these mites.Most likely,your puppy went through some stress or illness(that’s how demodex mites take over the body)

If you are looking for more information about Demodectic Mange, look here.

Red mange treatment?! PLEASE help!?

We have a 10 week old boxer mix pup that had a rash on his head. We took him to the vet, and they decided that it was red mange. They gave us the meds to dip him in. We brought him home and dipped him yesterday. Today, it looks WORSE! What’s happening? I plan on calling the vet tomorrow, because they aren’t in tonight, because it is so late. PLEASE HELP!

Your vet must not have explained mange to you very well at all. Mange mites damage the hair follicles and all the hair dies and falls out. Just because the mites are killed by the dip doesn’t mean your dog will miraculously be cured. The hair takes quite a bit of time to grow back. Your dog’s hair will continue to fall out and he will look worse until the new hair grows back in.
You really should call your vet and get a good explanation of mange.

Find the Safe & Non-toxic mange treatment that works here.

Has anyone used diatomaceous earth inside home for fleas,mange mites,bedbugs,roaches ,any other creepycrawlie?

I just ordered Diatomaceous Earth but never tried it.I got the kind you can safely put on pets,take as a remedy for yourself for different ailments&use around house to kill different kinds of bugs.If anyone has used it please let me know&if it worked.I mainly got it b/c my cats have mange&fleas&its getting out of control.And since this seems to be only natural&safe method to using anything without pesticide or chemicals&is safe for everybody but bugs &is cheap I’m trying it.So only if u used yourself please let me know how good or bad it is.Thanks.

I found a litter of 5 stray kittens who were COMPLETELY infested with fleas. It was really bad. Since they were so young, traditional flea medicines were out of the question, and I managed to get rid of the fleas with a flea comb, DE, and baby shampoo as my only arsenal.
First of all, you need to make sure you got the human grade DE…the pool grade stuff is potentially toxic. Sprinkle the DE on your carpets, leave for a day, and the vacuum it up. You’ll have to do this every week or so for a month, because DE does not kill flea eggs, so you have to kill them as they hatch. At the same time every week, sprinkle about 3-4 pinches worth on your kitties, rub it in, and leave it for a few days. Then wash them with shampoo or Dawn dish soap, and comb them with a flea comb.
The main thing is just to KEEP AT IT!! Doing all of this once will not get rid of the fleas. Every week, wash all your bedding, kitties bedding/towels in hot water. Be consistent.
The best of luck to you, you’re in for a lot of work, and a lot of white dust, but it can work if you stick at it!

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