Home cure for Demodicosis (demodex) mange?
Does anyone know of a home cure for this type of mange. The dip that the vets have to use are so dangerous. It can kill the dog or cause brain damage.
He is on a good diet. Can anyone tell me the name of the cream I could get for this. He also gets a bath once a week.
Can he take Ivermectin even tho he is on a once a month heartworm pill?
Ivermectin also works as a topical to treat demodex. Talk to your vet about using it orally, a dialy dose is fine even if he takes heartworm medicine. Actually the dosing for demodex is much higher than heart worm prevention.
There are some holistic remedies out there as well, but I can’t recall any of the names. Mitoban dips are horrible for dogs and should only be used in extreme situations.
Dosage of ivermectin “In small animals, all use for skin conditions is extra-label in the USA. For Demodex , the dosage is 0.3-0.6 mg/kg, PO, sid until 2 negative skin scrapings 1 mo apart.” from http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/190504.htm
PO means orally and sid means once daily… heartguard and similar medicines are on the order of mcg.
You’ll probably need to talk with your vet about how to dilute the solutions, and how to properly administer it though… I don’t feel comfortable walking you through it, but you can get 1% ivomec at http://www.kvvet.com
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