ok so i have a 5 month old puppy who was diagnosed with demodectic mange...now from what i understand stress can cause it to flare up..my bf was in a bad accident and while i was out of town every day to visit him in the hospital my dog was left at home...thats when he started getting the patched of hair missing..the vet gave me a topical cream but few days later noticed more spots...i had planned on giving him the ivermectin injections but ive noticed that it seams some of the patches have started growing hair again...now i was thinking bout going ahead and treating it anyways but ive heard that alot of people dont recommend the ivermectin... id rather not do the dip..is there anything else that i could treat him with at home?... just to be on the safe side that this is taken care of..or should i wait it out and see if he gets better on his own?
just so happens my mom had treated some foster puppies with the same mange with ivermectin and found out that they had given her the cattle and swine injection 1%..which can be bought at local tsc...and she also had the dosages..so just to be on the safe side i picked some up and started him on it today and ill wait couple weeks and have another scraping done..but thanks for the replies
You can treat the spots with hair loss with Pierce's All Purpose Nu-Stock. It will grow the hair back very quickly and even cures red mange. I buy it from my local feed store, but you can probably find it online. It works wonders.
I have successfully treated demodectic mange with the 1% solution ivermectin that you are referring to. Quicker and WAY WAY cheaper than mitaban dips. It was several years ago, so I don't remember the dosage that I used for mange. Though the ivermectin was injectable, I give it by mouth-- just mix it into some yogurt. I also use Ivermectin for heartworm preventative. 1 cc/100 pounds.
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I have a 9mo old yorkie. Weekly and then biweekly injections of ivermectin and the weekly dip with the stinky stuff did not work. Now she has a secondary staph. infection. I've taken her to another vet for a second opinion and we are starting keflex for the staph and daily po ivermectin in increasing doses starting at .1cc and increasing by .05cc daily for a final dose of .35cc po daily. If i'm reading the posts correctly and other blog sites, this is an o.d. The mangne is well involved over her face, neck, head and haunches. It's bad enough that I've worried she'd have to be put down. The second vet is considered a "guru" here is ar. I've used them for another difficult to dx. dog and have no reason to question the plan but wondered if the large dose is something others have heard about. I am assuming I'm looking for neuro side-effects to denote intolerance. This is a very sweet little girl and I'm hoping to save her. The parents have been reported to AKC and breeder as this particular pairing have produced such a profoundly impacted immune system.
All dogs have mange mites..if it is an outbreak it is due to a low immune system. Being a puppy his immune system may develop and fight off the mange mites on its own. You can boost the immune system with stuff called Silver Biotics which can be purchased at GNC stores or Wal-mart. I raise and show chihuahuas and germans shepherds and use this on my pups to keep them strong and help fight off viruses. Good luck with your pup.
You need to make an order ivermectin/noromectin with Revival Animal Supplies (can be found online) and they will happily give you and exact dosage. If you are working with a smaller dog (under 25 pounds) you may want to get propylene glycol as a dilutant.
Also- the "injectible" labeled for cattle/swine can be given orally. That is the only thing I ever do, is mix it with the glycol and give it orally.
My mother is dealing with a Demodex dog right now. Another 'newer' treatment option is the flea product "Promaris" given every 2 weeks instead of weekly for 6 weeks. That has not been successful in treating her dog.
Mitaban is a pretty heavy duty insecticide. It actually makes me sick to be around it. It also makes one of my vets sick as well. I personally do not use it. Not telling others what they should do--do what ever works best for your dog of course.
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Thanks for the information. I actually have the ivermectin so don't need to purchase it. I saw from a previous post they give the dose when you purchase. So could you please tell me the exact dose? Thanks