My 3 year old shih tzu had generalized demodec mange, been snipped, dipped, shot, on prednisone returns??
She is on a good food, nutro max. Vitamin E/Selenium, C & Amino Acids, it get’s better then flares up again. I’m really looking for a home remedy. No more toxic dips & cortisone if I can help it
She has been tested first by the Vet the Rescue used, they said it was a bad case of Fle Infestation let go, My Vet then did a scraping said demo Mange In Oct. I’ve got a few very good books asnd researched plenty…So, I took her off the steroids almost immeadiately.Although one of my books does say in SOME cases this is the only thing that will help…If you use a low dose. Today her skin is red, I’m using Aloe from my plants. Wit’s end here, any idea what may help relieve her skin? She has been to the Vet sooooo many times, I’ve lost faith. From Holistic to conventional, could be impossible to clear up? My Vet said she has put down more Shih Tzu’s due to skin issues, I just don’t want to make her suffer if she is never going to get better….;( We have stuck to every treatment giving it a chance, other than prednisone because of her immune system. It’s very sad & today I just feel so so bad for her….
First of all, if your dog really does have generalized demodex- IT SHOULD NEVER GET A STEROID OF ANY KIND! Every dog has the demodex mite present in it’s skin, some dogs just fight it off better. Giving steroids to a dog suppresses the immune system and therefore they cannot fight off the mite. If your vet prescribed steroids while treating for mange, get a new vet. Unfortunately, there are no holistic remedies to fight the mite. Oral ivermectin daily, once weekly dips with mitaban/amitraz or if it is localized you can use goodwinol ointment. We have had some luck by applying Revolution twice a month until the skin is cleared up again. Keep with it- I have had to treat several older patients for over two years before we finally got a handle on it.