Thank you all for your concerns and helpful suggestions
These demodex mites really have us pulling our hair out. We are some worried parents.
So far, we've started to give Gilbert some oranges and carrots and bought some oatmeal shampoo to help his irritated skin.
We also went this afternoon to buy him some "Fromm" dog food hoping that this will help out.
I've been keeping an eye on the swelling and making sure that his tear drops stay dry. I've been using baby wipes to clean his face and using tissues to dry it out. Do you have any recommendations on what to use to clean and sanitize his inflamed wrinkles?
His under eyes have been a little swollen and teary. I've posted a picture that shows where his wrinkles are infected. His face is the only part of his body that looks red and infected.
If you are going to try a new food..be sure and do a slow transition. Over a 10 day period..start with 1/4 new ..3/4 old.. Do that for a few days. Then increase new to 1/2...and old 1/2. Do this for another few days. Then increase new to 3/4 ..old 1/4. Do again for a few days. After that go ALL in! You cn add canned pumpkin to help his tummy during the transition. Make sure its 100% pumpkin..NOT the pie filling! A spoonful over the kibble..will help ...What Fromm did you get? Grain free? What Protein?
I might suggest you try not to clean his wrinkles too much. They look very raw. Are you using unscented baby wipes? You can add a Tiny dab of desitin on a Qtip and apply to those red raw places. Poor baby...good thing he has you!
@JAKEISGREAT We got him the beef frittata... Should we also get him Protein? What kind?
Last edited by Lucy-licious; 06-21-2012 at 08:40 AM. Reason: Fixing mention
Beef Frittata is a great choice to start with. Remember to transition slowly like Jake said. Gluck and let us know how it goes!
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Great! We started with a little in his old food last night and he took to it right away. Thanks!
Gilbert sure is handsome! You've received great advice, best of luck to you.
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how is Gilbert doing?
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He is going to the vet today. His wrinkles on his eye are still inflamed, but he loves his new food and his stools are a lot more solid even with him on the meds.