Does anybody have suggestions on how to deal with mange ?
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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