My dog got mange when a 2 month old puppy along with the rest of the litter. she is now pregnant and i would like to know how much I should worry about this litter getting mange. her sister had a recurrent mange episode just a month ago although the pregnant dog did not.
what a rude thing to say. my dog had mange 8 months ago and i spent over $700 getting her and her litter over it. thank you so much for your encouragment for someone who loves her pets very much and was just looking for some advise.
the way i read your post "mange in pregnant dog" it sounded like the dog got mange at 2mos. and you are unsure of whether she has it now and will give it to her pups. apparently her litter is not over it...if her sister is suffering from a recurrent attack. is the sister still with you? if so, the pregnant dog could very easily pick it up from the sister again. it's nice that you spent the money to get them well, but why are you breeding in a situation you aren't sure is safe? was the dog already pregnant when the sister got mange again? more information please!!!
***Edited By: agentcooper on 12/31/2006 11:38:51 AM*** Reason: x
did the vet diagnose it as sarcoptic mange or demodectic mange?
If sarcoptic the mites may still be in or around your premises.
If its demodex mange, more than likely there is a genetic predisposition and the pups will be prone to develop mange. Demodex mange usually stays dormant until the dogs immune system is suppressed. Then it rears its head.
From what you describe, it sounds like this line of dogs has a pre disposition (genetic) for demodex since it reoccured and a whole litter had it at the same time.
More than likely your mother dog will relapse and the pups will be born with a predisposition for demodex as well.
Please dont breed any more pups out of the mothers/sisters litter or out of the litter that is to be born.
Good answer CallainGSD. I was going to answer along the same lines and you said it for me. Thanks.
If the litter of pups she was from had mange and her sister still has it, YES, she will pass it along to her puppies. It is genetic and I am so saddened to hear that you have bred her. What a mess.
Please, have her spayed and don't raise dogs willy nilly. You are just creating more troubles for the future puppies and their future puppies. There are enough dogs without homes in this world already.
I would dare say that you have a mentor, because they would have advised you to spay the dog.
Basset_Lover (bangs head against desk and cries for all the byb puppies)
I am really very suprised that your vet who treated her for the mange didn't tell you that you needed to have her spayed. It is pretty much common breeding practice to spay carriers of GENERALIZED demodectic mange. LOCALIZED, is a different story.
Since you said that it cost you $700 to treat I would bet my left pinky finger, your dog has the GENERALIZED type. Not to be mean, but are you going to let all the new puppy owners know that they will have to spend $700 to treat their puppies for mange in a few months?
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