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    Herman goes back for another scrape tomorrow. This will make 4 weeks. I'm feeling a little positive because he hasn't gotten any more spots and the ones he has didnt get any larger. In fact, I cant even find the one on his thigh anymore.

    The one on his shoulder is still very visibile, but the skin has now turned black - is this a good sign? I read that hyperpigmentation like this is the skin's way of fighting back.
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    Sounds like it's getting better!! So glad!! Let is know how the vet visit goes


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    I hear you elearn. Gunny had a small spot on the side of his face. We were lucky and caught it early and didn't have any other areas. We have been using the topical meds. We went in yesterday for another scrape. The vet said his original scape had 25 per whatever and now he is down to about 5. Still on topical and we delayed his next set of vaccinations for a few weeks so that his immune system won't take a hit. Let me know how your scraping went. Good luck.
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    That's great news, so let us know how the vet visit goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny B View Post
    I hear you elearn. Gunny had a small spot on the side of his face. We were lucky and caught it early and didn't have any other areas. We have been using the topical meds. We went in yesterday for another scrape. The vet said his original scape had 25 per whatever and now he is down to about 5. Still on topical and we delayed his next set of vaccinations for a few weeks so that his immune system won't take a hit. Let me know how your scraping went. Good luck.

    Good idea to delay the vaccinations because I think that zapping Herman with all those shots - plus his raging hormones - contributed to everything. It was just so much at once for his immune system.

    It's wonderful to hear that his "per whatever" numbers are down!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    The one on his shoulder is still very visibile, but the skin has now turned black - is this a good sign? I read that hyperpigmentation like this is the skin's way of fighting back.
    so good to hear it seems to be improving... fingers are crossed!! Not sure about the hyper pigmentation, I'll look it up later.
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    Would love to see pictures. Curious on what it looks like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    so good to hear it seems to be improving... fingers are crossed!! Not sure about the hyper pigmentation, I'll look it up later.
    Thank you that would be so helpful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny B View Post
    Would love to see pictures. Curious on what it looks like.
    He wasnt being too cooperative, but this one I think shows how dark the skin has gotten. He has the same discoloration on the one on his thigh (I eventually found it)


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    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    Thank you that would be so helpful!!!

    Only thing I found in relation to this is 'red manage' which just means the blood has increased in the infected area causing the skin to be red
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    I asked the vet about the dark skin.... she said it's because he's getting older and his skin is getting dark???? I'm not sure I believe that.

    But she said she didnt see anything in his skin scrape!! That's great news. I had even found a couple more spots this morning when I was brushing him outside - she scraped one of them and said it might not be demodex. So we'll go back in a couple of weeks to see if he's still negative - WOOOOO HOOOOO!

    As for the IDC, she said it looks like its just scar tissue right now - I'm not sure about that either - but she did also say she can tell that his mommy takes very good care of him


    He's also been more of 'himself' lately - which means, he's biting my ankles

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    Default Re: feeling positive about the demodex

    oh this is wonderful news. im so happy he is doing better.

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