My dog has Demodectic Mange! How can I get rid of it?

What is Demodectic Mange?

Demodectic Mange is a skin disease caused by a mite called Demodex dog. The Demodex mite lives in dog hair follicles in the skin of the dog.

Demodectic Mange may occur in dogs of all ages. However, it is most common in puppies 3 months to one year of age.

When demodectic mange is diagnosed in older and more mature dogs that are likely to be a health problem underlying weakened immune system of the dog let the dog susceptible to demodectic mange.


What are the symptoms of demodectic mange in dogs?

There are two forms of demodectic Firm:

  • Localized demodectic mange
  • Generalized demodectic mange


Localized demodectic mange cause small circular areas of hair loss. There can be only one area or may have several bald patches on the skin of the dog. These areas of hair loss is usually itching, the dog with demodectic mange affected unless they have been infected by bacteria.

Generalized demodectic mange is a skin disease more common, often with lesions covering most of the body. Usually, a secondary bacterial infection is also present, resulting in a dog that is very itchy and uncomfortable. An infected dog with generalized demodectic mange may have a flow that contains blood or pus from infected skin areas. The skin layer is generally crisp, dry and full of scabs and crusts. It is also often a strong smell of the skin of these dogs.


“I’ve got a dog who is about 6 years old and my vet says she has mange! She gave us medicine and pills, and they don’t seem to be helping! Please help me!

It can take awhile to get rid of demodectic mange, because it’s caused by a mite that’s commonly on the dog’s skin anyway. It only turns into demodectic mange because of a weak immune system, or is inherited from the dog’s parents.
There are some things you can do to help: Use an anti itch shampoo or one with soothing oatmeal. Feed the dog a high quality pet store brand dog food, such as Nutro Natural Choice, or Wellness brand. It might help to add immune supporting supplements to the dog’s diet.
If you are not happy with the treatment supplied by your vet, there’s nothing wrong with seeking another vet’s opinion. When my dog had sarcoptic mange, the first vet’s treatment didn’t work, but the second vet’s treatment worked wonderfully.
Hope this helps!”

Mange Treatment In Dogs :

  • After the pad is applied with a clean, warm and thoroughly wash the eye once again that the stye does not extend to other areas. Another basic method for treating a stye dogs is to use a wet finger. This can be uncomfortable for the dog, and dangerous because of the possibility of scratching the eye, but if done correctly, it will work.
  • In severe cases, dogs may also have difficulty opening the eyes. There are several ways to treat eye infections in dogs, starting with cleaning the eyes with saline. If no improvement after a day or two, an ophthalmic ointment or drops are needed and a visit to the vet.