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    Default Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    Hello everyone. Does demodex mange make a dog itch? My puppy has 2 marks on his forehead which Thanks everybody for the input and support in my other thread and he is going for his first dip tomorrow but he also ITCHS several other places and am wondering if it is the same problem.?. ( Hopefully) Thanks Hero

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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    No answers? Was it a stupid question or something? hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hero4u2b View Post
    No answers? Was it a stupid question or something? hmmm
    Lol you are funny!

    Yes I believe it does itch them, but so do many types of dermatitis. Dry skin too....


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    Thanks Desertsky. After reading a bunch of articals online . most of them go on to say, demodex mange is present in all dogs and even people and it is when a puppy isn't fully developed ( his immune system) that they can become a problem and the use of dips is almost becoming obsolete. If I had the courage I would go and buy some of this ivermection myself and topically put it on the 2 areas and possibly do as a breeder friend of mine suggested and give him small IM injections but I just don't want to hurt my puppy in any way. I am going to call the vet tomorrow and speak with one of her techs ( because my vet isn't in tomorrow. only the techs) and see about doing something topical with some ivermectin. I do not want to be bringing Buddy there for various dips when many vets are not using that treatment anymore and it can become expensive ( even thou I have insurance) I want to do what is right for Buddy if that makes sense as well as what most vets are doing.. Thanks Hero

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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    my bulldog currently has demodex mange. it makes them scratch themselves raw. she is currently under vet treatment with ivermectin which she gets daily on top of a antibotic. the medication makes her feel like crap. she also has to get skin scrap testing every two weeks. i hope that helps you a little

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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    When I see an itchy dog -- even one with demodex mange (my Bo had a small bout with it), I think first FLEA and then second, FOOD ISSUE. This isn't always the case of course and why knowing your dog well and having a competent vet is paramount to your dogs health and your peace of mind. Example; last week, Bo was spinning on his tail like a maniac. He'd get positioned in his crate and just GO AT IT rubbing the bars a certain way, grumbling the entire time. I was convinced he was in agony and I was certainly in agony listening to him go on like that. I'm ESPECIALLY cognizant of "under the tail care and tail pocket care because my first bully had such a time with it. Off to the vet we went.

    Full Anal Glands, right? No. His little glands were just fine. The vet said that there's nothing wrong back there and that its possible that because of how dry it's been and how horrible the pollen has been that his butt area is simply sensitive to it and it itches. Give him some Benedryl. She didn't even charge me for the visit. I can't just pop a pill into the dog every time he starts spinning so I've come up with my own treatment regimen and use the pills as a last resort. Seems to be helping. When he starts break-dancing, I break out the hypo allergenic baby wipes (to make sure the area is nice and clean) and then slather on a gob of anti-itch cream. He cannot lick back there so it's safe.

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    Gunny has Dermodex, but it seems (compared to others here) to be super mild case even in his one small spot. No hair loss and he doesn't itch it at all.
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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hero4u2b View Post
    No answers? Was it a stupid question or something? hmmm
    I thought I had answered your earlier!!! Demodex usually isn't usually very itchy (Herman didnt itch at all). But that doesn't mean Buddy isn't scratching at some new spots forming.

    Whatever you do, please dont give him the dips yourself and don't purchase the Ivermectin and make your own dosage - that can be very dangerous. Just take him into the vet and let her treat him. If you're not comfortable with that vet's treatment, then take him to another vet. If you want to spare the expense, you can use Neem oil (recommended to me by someone on this site), or NuStock or Naturasil - these are all natural products that work pretty well. Naturasil was recommended to me by a herbalist who said it definitely works (its sulfur based like NuStock). Naturasil is a dip but all natural. Neem oil and NuStock you rub on to the spots to kill the mites.

    I can even recommend some shampoos if you like, but please don't try to treat with Ivermectin yourself

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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    Thanks Elearn. I would if I had the courage to do it but I just don't. I am going to take him in this morning. Thanks every one. Hero

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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    Hmm I'm really not sure.
    Lily has Mange and she has never once tried to scratch at them.
    She only has 2 small bald spots and they seems to bug me more than they do her. Ha
    Good luck & keep us posted!!

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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    Daisy has it and we are doing ivermectin via the vet. She bites at the spot on her leg, but it is rare. I've only seen her scratch a couple times so I only assume she does it when we are all asleep. Did u get to see the little bugs in the microscope? My vet let me look, it's very interesting. I think daisy is getting over hers because the hair is growing back in the 3 little bald spots she got. I wouldn't worry to much as you are going to treat it. We should get a thread going for mange treatment updates.
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    Default Re: Demodex mange, Does it make your dog itch?

    Buddy came home from his dip and slept. Each time he goes to the vet he becomes excited and he becomes sleepy afterword. She ( the tech) said he behaved well and let her bath him with no problems. He goes back next Friday for the second bath. Thanks everyone. Hero

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