|10-23-2013 08:16 AM|
DermaPet" Benzoyl Peroxide plus shampoo
Previous threads. I would say at this point, with it being generalized, I would ask for a referral to a vet dermatologist, just to be sure you are heading in the right direction.
While I opted not to treat 2 fosters with localized (or whatever it's called with less than 4 spots) other than by giving them some extras (like Vetri-DMG), when it goes beyond that, I get concerned.
Not sure what he's eating. I would keep adding to this thread instead of starting new ones - it's helpful to you as well as those posting. Good luck!
|10-22-2013 10:21 PM|
"Holistic methods will help the body to deal with the underlying problem so that a true healing response is obtained. A problem with active mange is a compromised immune system which must be addressed." Marina Zacharias-Homeotoxicologist
*Topically, a combination of Lavender oil and almond oil can be used. Apply to affected areas twice daily and alternate with lemon juice. Do not get into eyes. This helps to kill the mites without the chemical dips. "Lavendar Oil Mange Mix" purchased from NaturalRearing.com :: Loading Website...
*Internally, a good immune support such as Immuplex (a glandular nutritional supplement) by Standard Process, purchased at www.naturalrearing and combined with a Homeopathic Remedy (given away from food) called BHI Skin & Inflamation purchased at NaturalRearing.com :: Loading Website...
You can also call and talk to Roger at Natural Rearing 541-899-2080.
Good luck with your pup!
|10-22-2013 08:34 PM|
As long as the MDR1 gene is normal, the ivermectin is very safe and effective.
|10-22-2013 06:41 PM|
I have a foster who has localized demodex (restricted to face). She's on oral ivermectin. With no other treatment, her spots resolved entirely in three weeks. I'm keeping her on it for another few months until she is spayed.
ETA: you can buy ivermectin at the feed store. If you want to suspend it so you can control dosage, use propylene glycol. It's extremely cheap, but be SURE that you verify your pet's dosage with your vet.
|10-22-2013 02:31 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||My hound mix came to me from the shelter with demodex. He was treated with with Ivomec daily for about 6 months. I still have the vial with some left. I don't remember the cost of the vial, but I don't remember it as being that expensive. Yes, it took a while, but it worked, with no recurrence. My dog's demodex was not localized.|
|10-22-2013 02:26 PM|
|Msmaria||I agree with La Rena. My vet told me he could put my pup on ivermectin but it could take a long time. So instead he suggested upping his immunity. Greek plain Yogurt with blueberries worked for me. After a month it looked much better. t's been 2 months and its just slightly visible, if you really look for it.|
|10-22-2013 01:49 PM|
My GSD had Demodex Mange twice.
I used Ivermectin and an eye ointment but they didn't really do anything at all and ended up costing me a lot of money.
I bought Immune Supplement pills from the pet store and they helped get rid of it.
Here is my thread on Demodex Mange
|10-22-2013 01:30 PM|
Ivermectin Treatment for Demodectic Mange
I have a 5 1/2 month old pup who was diagnosed with generalized demodectic mange and is currently being treated orally with daily doses of Ivermectin. I did have him checked for the MDR1 gene and the test came back normal/normal before I started treatment. He weighs 62 pounds and the vet has him on 1.3 ml a day. He just went to the 1.3 dosage yesterday, he was started at .2 ml and has been working his way up to this dosage for the last 3 weeks. The vet said this could take 3-6 months of treatment to cure this condition. Just curious if any other members have treated the mange with Ivermectin how long before you saw any positive results. So far I have not seen any noticeable improvements.