Demodectic Mange

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We adopted a dog from a rescue shelter only to discover that she had demodectic mange. She would itch and rub and roll and scratch until she was bleeding. The folds of her mouth were red and swollen and she had a spot that bled next to her eye where she would rub her face along the grass every second that she went outside.
A skin scraping was done and the diagnosis of demodectic mange was made. She was treated with Ivermectin orally and an antibiotic for her demodectic mange. She never displayed hair loss as the rash like bumps and redness appear mainly on her belly and under her arms in the armpit areas. She has been on this medication for demodectic mange for two weeks and she is not getting any better. She still itches and scratches and rubs like crazy which I have read is not a side affect of the mites. I have to take her for a follow up this week and I was wondering how long does this demodectic mange treatment take to start working? And also, I know that the mites are present in all dogs so wouldn’t a scraping show them present in every dog? Is it possible that she is suffering from an allergy on top of the mange which is causing the itching?
Erm, she has DEMODECTIC mange not SARCOPTIC mange…there is a difference.

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Demodectic Mange Treatment Tips

Put the dog in t-shirts while she heals up. It controls the damage for demodectic mange done by the scratching. Severe Demodex can take months to clear up, so don’t expect miracles.
The antibiotic is probably to cure a bacterial skin infection caused by the scratching.

Demodex mites that can cause demodectic mange are NOT visible unless they wake up. so no, you can’t do a skin scraping on just any dog and find mites. In healthy dogs they are dormant.

You need to get this girl on a really good diet and some immune booster vitamins.

The good news is oral Ivermectin for demodectic mange is pretty cheap and works!

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Does anyone know a cure for demodectic mange?

My 8 month pit bull has been in and out of the vet for the last couple months getting mitaban dips and ivomec shots and nothing seems to cure her. I’ve read about a borax and peroxide mix (does anyone know exact measurements for that?) that can cure mange but does anyone know of anything else? Please don’t tell me to consult a veternarian-done that and nothing they can give me works! She used to be all white and now its more like all red with big patches of hair missing…PLEASS HELP!-I’ll try anything!

Nothing topical will work as the mites live right down in the hair follicle.

A daily dose of oral ivomec for several weeks will work and the spot-on treatment Advocate is listed as a demodex treatment. According to their blurb demedicosis has been cured in clinical trials.
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It is important to try and get rid of this condition before it becomes generalised. It can be hard to treat once the dog’s condition becomes chronic. If it is really red there could be a secondary infection – has the dog had antibiotics for this?

Mange mites are present on most dogs in small amounts. It is only when they multiply that they can cause problems. This is often at times of suppressed immunity – puppyhood, old age, ill health etc. Have you thought about changing your dog’s diet (assuming that you feed commercial food) to something more natural? Many people report that their dogs’ natural immunity is increased after changing them to a raw diet without all the inappropriate ingredients that are in commercial foods.


Ivermectin for Demodectic Mange?

My dog was diagnosed with demodectic mange and was perscribed ivercide he was put at .2 for a week then .3 and the dose will keep getting higher until all the mange is gone, but the more i research its seems ivercide is a terrible thing but then i read other articles that say it has changed since then and i just dont know is it safe for me to give him this daily?
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He is a 10 month old American Pitbull Terrier.
Oh – bully breeds and demodex!! Adolescence in the most common time for this to show up as they can have reduced immunity so often the best treatment is time (and a raw diet for optimum health)

The spot on treatment Advocate®/Advantage multi® is also listed for mites – ear, sarcoptic and demodectic mange.

The spot on treatment Advocate®/Advantage multi® is also listed for mites – ear, sarcoptic and demodectic mange.
My dog was diagnosed with demodectic mange and was perscribed ivercide he was put at .2 for a week then .3 and the dose will keep getting higher until all the mange is gone, but the more i research its seems ivercide is a terrible thing but then i read other articles that say it has changed since then and i just dont know is it safe for me to give him this daily?
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