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.
My englishbull dog had rash on her head the vet said it was mange , that was passed on by her parents she will have for the rest of her life.she is only 1yr old now she has it all over her neck she takes a bath 5 times a day she sees the vet 1 every week to dip . this is so exspensive is there anybody that has had this prolem with there dog and is there anything to do for her
Demodectic mange is not generally contagious; these mites thrive only on very specific hosts (dogs) and transmission usually occurs only from the mother to nursing puppies during the first few days after birth.
Some breeds appear to have an increased risk of mild cases as young dogs, including the Afghan Hound, American Staffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Chihuahua, Shar Pei, Collie, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, Bulldog, German Shepherd Dog, Great Dane, Old English Sheepdog, American Pit Bull Terrier, West Highland White Terrier and Pug. There is strong evidence that a predilection for juvenile demodectic mange is inherited.
Minor, localized cases are often treated with medicated shampoos and not treated with agents aimed at killing mites as these infestations often resolve within several weeks in young dogs.
Demodectic mange with secondary infection is treated with antibiotics and medicated shampoos as well as parasiticidal agents. Amitraz is a parasiticidal rinse that is licensed for use in many countries for treating canine demodicosis. It is applied weekly or biweekly, for several weeks, until no mites can be detected by skin scrapings.
Demodectic mange in dogs can also be managed with avermectins, although there are few countries which license these drugs, which are given by mouth, daily, for this use. Ivermectin is used most frequently.
I would talk with your vet and see if using the Ivermectin daily dose for a month might work in your situation. You need to kill the mites, they will need to do monthly skin scrapings to verify that the mites are gone.
Demodectic mange is primarily a problem for young dogs. It is a genetic anomoly that the dog can pass on to next generation. She is spayed, yes?
There are all kinds of “natural treatments” for mange, have no clue if they work. Mostlikely not.
You have a breed that is know for having skin issues. This appears to be the first issue.
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Democidosis requires medication to treat. If the dog is under stress, it is more likely to develop democidosis, which is why it is so often seen in puppy mills. You also need to have your dog spayed/neutered. Hormones will only create more stress, and worsen the disease. Also, democidosis is hereditary and should not be passed on to future generations. Make sure you are feeding the dog a good food, and always make sure he/she is parasite free. Keep all vaccines up to date, and keep your dog healthy. Democidosis supresses the immune system. More often than not, skin infections will appear, and your dog will need medications for this. You will have to see the vet, as this is a serious medical condition and needs to be addressed immediately.
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