I have a dog with mange and both me and my husband lost our jobs last year. We do not have the money to take them to the vet ad we are trying to look online for the cheapest way possible to treat our precious dog. i heard ivermecten works but i dont know how or where to get it or what dosage to use. i have also heard of other home remedies. Can you please help us. Thank you
Are you sure its mange. I'm guessing yes if its affecting more than one of your dogs, but I had a Boxer that started loosing hair on a small place on her chest so I took her to the vet. They did a skin scaping there and said that it was a mite. I can't remember what kind, but she said that lots of dogs have it but some are more sensitive to it. Right away they started a series of dips, its been about 14 years ago, so I can't remember how often, but I think I took her for 4 or 5. It cleared up and I never had the problem again. Sorry to hear that you are both out of work, that does make it tough. But they really need medical treatment or you could end up with even bigger vet bills as it progresses. Good luck!
Mange are mites. I have seen this product over the years, and thought if ever my dog should need it, I would try it. Has anyone used these products. I am actually going to do a search on reviews on this stuff. Happy Jacks, http://www.gundogsupply.com/hj-kennel-dip.html
This is a do it yourself site. Teds potion seems to be worthy. I would buy an elizabethian collar for the dog to wear so's not to lick any of the stuff off its body. Use your own disgression on the site. Just don't use Boric Acid or motor oil.
I may get some flack for even posting it. But if you can't afford a vet, I suppose its worth a try.
Personally I would try to see if a vet would take time payments. Mange can be very difficult to treat, and if it continues it can be deadly. It is also very easily tranfered between dogs, and I have heard people can also catch it. I don't know if that is true. Good luck and I hope you find something soon.
Sometimes antibiotics are neccessary. There are two main types, Demodex which is not the one we(or other dogs) can catch and sarcoptic which can be contagious (to dogs and people) and may be better known by a lot of people as scabies. Unless there is a underlying issue, they are usually pretty easy to treat provided you do so promptly.
If you purchase your 1% injectable ivermectin through www.revivalanimal.com they will provide you the dosage. Or just ask your vet. If they are an honest vet they should want to provide you with a less expensive treatment for you pet. Ivermectin is ivermectin, no matter if it comes from the vet office, the feed store or online.
Good luck. I have found ivermecitin in long term treatment is the most effective for demodex.
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Hi! One reason your dog has the manage if that is what it has is because it's immune system has dropped. Make sure your dog is eating nutrisish dog food and I would add vitamins too. If you can get the dogs immune system back up and working properly it will control the mite population which has over populated and caused the mange. In other words it can correct itself with help and stay corrected. If it is the puppy manage with the scabies, you can get them and they make like a little long tunnel just under the skin. If this shows up on your arms your vet can give you a shampoo for the dog and can call in a script of lotion for you. It is no big deal to deal with if it happens. Hope some of this info was helpful.
I may have had scabies. Not sure did not have medical benefits at the time, so I went through soooooooo many products, Finally decided to buy neem soap and lotion. After having that red itchy spot for nearly six months it was gone in 3 days. There is info online about using neem oil products to kill off mange. Do some research.
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Do NOT jump straight into Ivermectin without first consulting your vet, or telling us the breed or mix of your dog. Many breeds cannot be given this med.
I agree with at least an initial consult with your vet to diagnose first, then you can venture into cheaper treatments. You have to know what your treating before you can effectively treat it. Every hair loss is not automatically mange and it can be either type as well.
Your dog's problem could also be a hot spot and not manage. You might think about calling the vets in your area and find out who has and inexpensive office call that you could afford or one that might take the bill payed in a few payments. If you don't know for sure what you are dealing with it can get expensive buying meds and trying them to cure what you are not sure your dog has. Good Luck.