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    ​When she went in for her Spay we also had the vet check a spot on Amy's side that had started losing hair. She is currently taking daily ivermectin doses orally and had an injection of ivermectin in Early August. She'll be checked again in another week or so, but right now the spot isn't looking any better.


    I found this info on line about this and would like to share what we've learned as well as keep a record here of how Amy progresses in her treatment.



    Demodectic mange is also called red mange, follicular mange, and puppy mange, because itís most common among young dogs. Itís caused by the mite species Demodex canis. The mites resemble minute alligators when you see them under the microscope. They live inside the hair follicles of dogs.
    Demodectic mange is usually the result of an underdeveloped or suppressed immune system, and has nothing to do with the condition of the dogís housing or environment. Itís most often seen in young dogs with inadequate immune system response and dogs with compromised immune systems.
    The demodectic mite is born, lives, and dies on a host dog. Eggs are laid, hatched, and mature through stages to adulthood; the entire life cycle takes about 20 to 35 days.
    Demodex mites are transferred through direct contact from the mother dog to her puppies during their first week of life. The mites cannot survive off the dog, so they must move directly from dog to dog through contact. Thereís no reason to treat a dogís living space or bedding for mites, because any live mites are on the pet.
    All dogs naturally carry around a small population of these microscopic mites that under normal circumstances cause no problems. Every mother dog ends up transferring Demodex mites to her litter. Most puppies have no reaction to them, but puppies with inadequate immune systems can become overburdened by mites. These are the pups who develop symptoms of demodectic mange.
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    Lari, thank you for useful info, will pray her treatment completely cures this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    ​When she went in for her Spay we also had the vet check a spot on Amy's side that had started losing hair. She is currently taking daily ivermectin doses orally and had an injection of ivermectin in Early August. She'll be checked again in another week or so, but right now the spot isn't looking any better.


    I found this info on line about this and would like to share what we've learned as well as keep a record here of how Amy progresses in her treatment.



    Demodectic mange is also called red mange, follicular mange, and puppy mange, because it’s most common among young dogs. It’s caused by the mite species Demodex canis. The mites resemble minute alligators when you see them under the microscope. They live inside the hair follicles of dogs.
    Demodectic mange is usually the result of an underdeveloped or suppressed immune system, and has nothing to do with the condition of the dog’s housing or environment. It’s most often seen in young dogs with inadequate immune system response and dogs with compromised immune systems.
    The demodectic mite is born, lives, and dies on a host dog. Eggs are laid, hatched, and mature through stages to adulthood; the entire life cycle takes about 20 to 35 days.
    Demodex mites are transferred through direct contact from the mother dog to her puppies during their first week of life. The mites cannot survive off the dog, so they must move directly from dog to dog through contact. There’s no reason to treat a dog’s living space or bedding for mites, because any live mites are on the pet.
    All dogs naturally carry around a small population of these microscopic mites that under normal circumstances cause no problems. Every mother dog ends up transferring Demodex mites to her litter. Most puppies have no reaction to them, but puppies with inadequate immune systems can become overburdened by mites. These are the pups who develop symptoms of demodectic mange.




    thanknyou for the pics- here is the spot on duke.
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    @Scueva That sort of looks like hers did at first except her skin never really looked that pink. Only a scrape by the vet is going to give you answers on exactly what it is. Could be the start of a hotspot, or a bit of dermatitis from a seasonal allergy too.

    HRH had a rash on one of her paws a couple years ago that sort of looked like that too and it was something that they gave us an antibiotic cream for and it cleared right up.

    They sure love to keep us on our toes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    @Scueva That sort of looks like hers did at first except her skin never really looked that pink. Only a scrape by the vet is going to give you answers on exactly what it is. Could be the start of a hotspot, or a bit of dermatitis from a seasonal allergy too.

    HRH had a rash on one of her paws a couple years ago that sort of looked like that too and it was something that they gave us an antibiotic cream for and it cleared right up.

    They sure love to keep us on our toes.

    i know- I'm going to try to make a visit this Friday- he needs another fecal for coccidia and I have a feeling that he still has it and that could be why his immune system is down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    ​When she went in for her Spay we also had the vet check a spot on Amy's side that had started losing hair. She is currently taking daily ivermectin doses orally and had an injection of ivermectin in Early August. She'll be checked again in another week or so, but right now the spot isn't looking any better.


    I found this info on line about this and would like to share what we've learned as well as keep a record here of how Amy progresses in her treatment.



    Demodectic mange is also called red mange, follicular mange, and puppy mange, because it’s most common among young dogs. It’s caused by the mite species Demodex canis. The mites resemble minute alligators when you see them under the microscope. They live inside the hair follicles of dogs.
    Demodectic mange is usually the result of an underdeveloped or suppressed immune system, and has nothing to do with the condition of the dog’s housing or environment. It’s most often seen in young dogs with inadequate immune system response and dogs with compromised immune systems.
    The demodectic mite is born, lives, and dies on a host dog. Eggs are laid, hatched, and mature through stages to adulthood; the entire life cycle takes about 20 to 35 days.
    Demodex mites are transferred through direct contact from the mother dog to her puppies during their first week of life. The mites cannot survive off the dog, so they must move directly from dog to dog through contact. There’s no reason to treat a dog’s living space or bedding for mites, because any live mites are on the pet.
    All dogs naturally carry around a small population of these microscopic mites that under normal circumstances cause no problems. Every mother dog ends up transferring Demodex mites to her litter. Most puppies have no reaction to them, but puppies with inadequate immune systems can become overburdened by mites. These are the pups who develop symptoms of demodectic mange.
    I'm not sure who said it but someone on here said tea tree oil shampoo helps with that.

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    Duke woke up with another red spot on his leg this morning- we are going to the vet tomorrow. @LariP did they did Amelia? @Davidh do you have any experience on this field?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scueva View Post
    Duke woke up with another red spot on his leg this morning- we are going to the vet tomorrow. @LariP did they did Amelia? @Davidh do you have any experience on this field?
    could be from the anitbiotics and meds from other issues, also it's been a hot one this year and wet in lots of areas of the country too so seasonal allergies are really crazy this year. Are you giving a probiotic suplement, you may want to try. I've been supplementing with a "C" tablet and Zinc tablet as soon as I think something is about to erupt. and we've been pretty good since the spring. Also a gentle shampoo (not oatmeal) rinse real good and then the vinegar rinse 1 gal water to 1 cup white vinegar. This is what I use. Just saying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherry View Post
    could be from the anitbiotics and meds from other issues, also it's been a hot one this year and wet in lots of areas of the country too so seasonal allergies are really crazy this year. Are you giving a probiotic suplement, you may want to try. I've been supplementing with a "C" tablet and Zinc tablet as soon as I think something is about to erupt. and we've been pretty good since the spring. Also a gentle shampoo (not oatmeal) rinse real good and then the vinegar rinse 1 gal water to 1 cup white vinegar. This is what I use. Just saying

    All mine get a probiotic- they were on nuvet but we ran out- they were also getting an acciphidopholus pill- also needs to be restocked- they get apple cider vinegar and coconut oil.

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    well those are all good things. let me know what the vet says, keep us posted. thank you Scueva
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    @Scueva did you mean to say dip? If so the answer is no. Our vet recommended the ivermectin regimin over the dips. He said they will recommend a dip if it's a broad area, but since Amy's is just on her side he preferred this course.

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    Like @Sherry said, it could just be allergies. The Demodectic mange lives on every dog, and their immune system keeps it in check. When a dog's immune system gets weak for whatever reason the mange and get out of control and then you have the spots. Getting the immune system back in good condition helps and usually the mange is treated with an antibiotic and a locale med.
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