my 2 month ABPT has demodectic mange and it seems that he is not itchy.. is it normal?? im currently giving him lori soap which contains sulfur, borax, etc. and a cod oil supplement with vit A & D.. do u guys think it will be effective.. i need replies ASAP THX!!
my vet told me that he is too young to be administered with mitiban coz its too harsh for him.. can ivermectin injectible help as an deworming agent and anti mange agent??? pls post more tips.. i really need this right now.. thx again
You need something topical, that sinks into the skin a bit, to kill the mites. There is a product called Dermisil, which has lime and sulpha, (correct me if I'm wrong, and it has been used around here, just not by me. I don't see why you can't dip your baby's feet in the Mitiban, and apply a little to the small patch. If people are using ivermectin at 8 weeks, I think you should be fine.
If the demodex is localized you can buy an ointment called Goodwinol. I just went thru this with a young min pin/Chi mix. We put him Ivermec (mixed in with his food) and Simplicef (for underlying infection) and it killed the mites in 2 weeks time. Cody, however, did have a very localized spot on his forehead and that was it...his booster vax flaired the mites. Don't forget that demodex can be a life long affliction and is immune-system related so be careful with vaccinations, stress, feed a good superior quality food, and get this baby speutered as soon as possible.
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my puppy was diagnosed with the same type of mange...i was given a topical cream and noticed a couple more spots a few days later...its been almost a week and it seems to be getting better...i had planned on giving him ivomec injections myself but now im not sure if hell even need them..any suggestions???? i was also told that if i did plan to treat him that the injectable ivomec could be given oral...just wondering if anyone heard of that before
yup. ivermectin is also one treatment but i dont suggest using it just wait patiently on what u are doing rite now, and i would like to add the dog that ur dog is using should be mild and non toxic if possible it should contain borax, sulfur, etc.(these 2 are the best ingredients) im sure there will be best results! gdluck!
just an update... after talking to my mother (she did foster care for a couple puppies with the demo mange) we took a look at what they gave her to treat them....ivermectin cattle and swine 1% which was what i picked up from the local tsc..the injectable...and she gave me the dosage amount to do orally.. so i started treating him today and will take him back to the vet in a couple of weeks for a following scrape to make sure its being taken care of...i know the vets strongly recommend not using the cattle ivermectin because of the risks of over dosing but i gotta say..when you buy the exact same medicine the vet uses it only costs around 35 bucks but to go to the vet it would cost me 30 bucks a shot...which they give once a week....kinda sounds like a rip off...
Gemini, of course a vet will tell you not to use the medication available in the feed store, because there is a very good chance of overdosing your dog. That being said, it's a lot cheaper; so a lot of people use it. Then again, why would you need a 1000 ml (litre) bottle of 1% ivermectin, when you could cure it with far less of something else? Just a thought. In addition, did your vet tell you to boost your puppy's immune system with a really high quality food, and supplements?