Sarcoptic Mange Facts
Hi my jack russell puppy of 8 weeks has a bad case of sarcoptic mange…i rescued him from living outside in a area with alot of bigger dogs so he has had a rough start to life, i took him in 5 days ago and notcied his skin, someone suggested it be stress related, it didnt clear up so he was at the vets today and we had it confirmed with a skin scraping….he is to start treatment 2morrow by being “bathed” the vet says he needs this 3-4 times….what else will he need?? He mentioned anti bs?? Also how long before he starts to feel better as it breaks my heart to see him in pain the poor little thing…Because hes had it once will he have it again??
His name is patch
I will ask my vet 2morrow any questions i have, unfortuanetly he is a foreign gentleman and he found some of the language barrier a little hard trying to explain the answers to questions i had…..
Sarcoptic mange treatments
My daughters Pug had this and it cleared up with the treatments.Stress can be a big factor if it was to come back so keep your baby as calm as possible.Also feed a good quality food with no by-products or grains.
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Mange mites in pets
Though this skin problem is far more common in dogs, cats can and do get the mange. Mange is a skin illness that comes in a couple of forms and causes. It can be mild to terribly lingering and it’s always due to bugs. The bugs that cause this condition are mange mites. With this skin condition your cat will probably develop skin welts, itching, and in dreadful cases, the loss of big amounts of hair. Though there are a few mange mites that will affect both kittens and moggies of any age or breed, the commonest mange mites that will have an impact on your moggy is the Demodex canis, Sarcoptes canis, or Notoedres cati mites.
Diagnosing mange mites
So lots of caution should be used when dealing with and handling a dog which has been diagnosed as having this sort of mange mites. The mites can affect humans, too.The dog will have wild itching and patchy baldness. Generalized demodicosis is characterized by multiple hair loss patches on the head, legs, and trunk that coalesce to form large bald areas. In severe cases, vet intervention will be required. He will likely prescribe Ivermectin, which is given in 2 doses ( 2 weeks apart ). The mange mites will reproduce and when that occurs, there’ll be a sharp odour coming from the affected area.
Natural treatment for mange mites
Treating your dog naturally is always the best way to go, but in harsh cases, it is best to make a trip to your vet. Your vet can recommend the best course of treatment. Your pet could also develop blisters and bleeding. Not merely will this kill the mange mites by suffocating them, it may also supply a relaxing touch to your dog’s inflamed skin. If you believe that your dog has mange mites, you’ll be wanting to turbo-charge your pets immune mechanism with herbal additions. Since dog mange can instantly become quite significant, for most satisfactory results, it is important to start using home cures as fast as you notice the start of a difficulty. Use more than one application of petrol jelly if required. Sadly only about twenty percent of the mange mites are on the surface of the skin meaning there’s an eight out of ten probability that the ditching will not show any mange mites. Bald patches of skin with zit like bumps are also common with mange. Infrequently there’ll be a yellowish crust round the bald spot especially on the ears. This is usually indicative of the presence of mange mites.
Treatment for mange mites
The best treatment for mange mites is prevention and that implies using products like Frontline and Advantix which act as mange mites repellents. There are other mange mites repellents available on the market. Preventing mange mites is cheaper than treating them. You can also prevent mange mites by cleaning your surroundings and the area where your pet lives. You just have to be vigilant and continue cleaning to prevent mites from burrowing into your pets.
Does anyone have any SAFE home remedies to try for mange? I bought a puppy at the local animal shelter in Dec, that had mange and we took back. Now my older dog is showing signs of mange.
We originally thought it was an allergic reaction to something she ate (dog food with yellow corn meal). We’ve been talkin with the Vet about the allergies. Well, this weekend I gave her a bath, and chunks of hair fell out. I’m afraid that she’s had mange all along, and we confused it with the allergies. Today, her foot is raw and sore, and the vet is closed for holiday. Any suggestions? We have her knocked out on benedryl, and a collar on until we can get to the vet tomorrow
Not that I have to explain myself for people like pitbull, but the puppy I had overnight. I asked 4 different people at the shelter if the puppy was sick. They assured me she was not. I was instructed by my vet to take her back because she was a public health hazard. I have 12 years invested with this dog I have now, not 1 night. Also, I”m a single mom, working my way through college to make a better life for my daughter. While I understand that that dog was probably put to sleep, I was following the instructions of my vet. I am HOPING he will NOT give me the same instructions for this dog tomorrow, as, 1) she was healthy BEFORE the neglect of the animal shelter that sold me that puppy, and 2.) I have had her for 12 years, she has been a loyal dog and a part of my family. Before you judge, maybe you should find out the whole answer. Funny that you feel you CAN judge, yet have everything blocked so no one can respond to you.
I don’t think my dog can take the Ivemectin…she’s a border collie, and that medication is toxic to herding dog breeds
Oral ivermectin is the treatment for mange. Your vet can give you dosage information. Ivermectin is sold OTC for less than ten dollars (in some forms). You just have to have a dosage instruction from your vet.
Demodectic mange is an auto-immune disorder. It does reoccur in most cases even with treatment.
Some vets drrraaaaggggggg out treatments for hundreds upon hundreds of dollars with dips, shampoos, PO meds, etc. But ivermectin is the treatment of choice. And it is not expensive.