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.
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.
Ive got a next door neighbor and they dont take care of their animals at all weve called the vet on them several times and they still have done nothing to take care of their animals they have two dogs that have mange. We have a boxer and are afraid that it will catch it from the next door neighbors petting our dog is it possible to be transfered from a person or their clothes?
Types of Mange
It would be unusual, but possible, depending on the type of mange. Sarcoptic mange mites can survive for a limited amount of time on a human host, and certainly the mites could be transported on human clothes and skin if they were in close contact with an infected dog and then your dog shortly thereafter. Demodectic mange is a lot less transmissible than Sarcoptic mange.
Best Mange Treatment
Pets’BestRx Sulfinex Cream is a topical skin cream designed specifically for dogs and cats to provide immediate relief and contains ingredients that are widely recognized for their soothing, skin repair anti-fungal properties.
A topical skin treatment designed to provide immediate relief from fungal infections, Mange Mites and other pet skin parasites. Pets’BestRx Sulfinex Cream tackles pet skin conditions in every direction! The pleasant-smelling cream doesn’t stain like most sulfur products and is safe to use on a variety of pet skin conditions. It’s the best mange remedy!
Dry scaly patches are often mange. Of course, there are two different types of mange….demodectic and sarcoptic. Demodectic usually occurs in younger dogs and doesn’t usually cause severe itching even though there will still be hair loss. It is not contagious. Sarcoptic mange is very contagious and will cause lots of scratching and chewing, as well as hair loss.
Diagnosing Dog Mange
Only a veterinarian can diagnose mange and suggest a good treatment plan. If you suspect your dog has mange, please take him to the vet as soon as possible. Here is a website where you can read more about both types of mange.
Resources of Interest:
- Non-toxic pet mange treatment
- About Mange on wikipedia
- Common pet skin disorder: mange
- Your dog’s health and mange
- Mange FAQs