Hi my name is Stacie and I have a five month old pitbull (Memphis) puppy who has red mange. This is my first pitbull puppy to own so I dont know very much about them. I took him to the vet today and the vet diagnosed him with Red Mange. I was devestated because I have heard horror stories about the mange and what it can do to dogs. The vet told me I brought him in time to treat it. I dont mind the cost, that is not an issue with me. I will do whatever it takes to get him well. Now I have a problem with the man me and my fiance bought him from. He is just sure that it is not red mange he says it is allergies, but the vet did a skin scrapping on him. What do I tell him? The man I got Memphis from told me to get benadryl and athletes foot spray and that would cure him. I think I am going to go with the medicine that the vet gave me though. I was just wondering if anyone knows anything about the mange and how pitbulls react to it. I have looked on the internet for information on the mange but I would really like to hear from someone with an actual experience with it. I appreciate any any help anyone can give me
Along with doing the treatment that the vet perscribes, I highly recommend you get the dog on a top quality diet, raw actually works very well for helping with mange but if you do raw buy it prepared or really know what you are doing... I had a foster with it and the raw really helped.
Don't freak out , it's not as bad as it sounds ,and it's cureable. It's more common in Pits then what you might think.Sadie when she was 5 months old I noticed her loosing hair and found out she had mange.I took her to the vet , the vet did skin scrapings and found the mange. I think for her it was the stress of a new home that brought it out. The only thing I don't like is the Mitiban dips , if you can find another alternative, i think it's better for the dog. She only needed 2 dips , but when I brought her home she would gag for 2 days afterwards , they are extremely harsh.She was cured and never had another incident with mange.
Well, we started the treatment last night. Memphis hated the taste of the ivermectin. The vet said it did have awful taste to dogs. He also gave use the peroxide shampoo. We had to leave it on Mephis for 10 MINUTES. I guess it burns a little because he cried some. My bosses daughter and me about had it out yesterday because she thinks she is a vet just because her granddaddy doctored dogs (he wasnt even a vet) and she basically told me that my cocker spaniel was going to catch it and that me and my fiance were going to catch it. She was even arguing with me when I told her that there was 2 forms of the red mange. She is such a wanch! The vet I took Memphis too is in the same town that her grandaddy use to doctor dogs and they use to be very competitive with each other. Now her grandaddy doesnt doctor dogs anymore but his daughter (my boss) and his grandaughter (my bosses daughter) still hate the vet. It is so bad that I had to go get my mom's car to take memphis to the vet because if they would have seen my car there I probably would have gotten fired! People these days!
ok ppl heres something for yall to know about the vets meds for red mange and the outrages price now that med that they give you is bovine heartworm medication for cattle you can get it at any feed store and pay 1/3 of the price my pitbull has redmange i paid $180 for the med i checked the name online went to the feed store and paid $dollars and you cant tell my pit has any kind of mange
Demodectic/Red Manage/Junvinile manage is not contagous to humans and not likely to you mature dog. It is normally transferred to pups from there mother. All dogs have a certain amount of mites that live on their bodies, just like we humans do. The issue arises when the animal does not have the developed immune system to fight it. Just follow your vets recommendations and your pup should be fine in no time. I had one with sarcoptic manage and treated it with Revolution. This is the one that is contagious, and no one human or dog caught it.
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I work at a vet and I just adopted a 4mo old pitbull. Found out she has demodex mange (red mange) and have been treating her with a topical called Promeris. This form of mange is not contagious therefore my other animals and myself can be around her with no worries. Even though Google can sometimes put ur mind at ease, it is best to go with the vet's advice -- after all, ur vet is the one with the degree.