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    Default Re: Anyone familiar w/Demodex Mange?!! Walter was just diagnosed...

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    @ddnene Demodex is on every dog. As others have said, it's when the immune system is low or the dog is stressed, that it can show it's ugly head. Don't fret, it will pass with the shampoo and antibiotics. I read an interesting article yesterday about the benefits of vitamin C in dogs. For dogs that do have a lot of stress in their lives or have been sick lately, they recommend giving extra vitamin C. Sodium Ascorbate is the best one to give dogs, as it is easily absorbed by the body. Start out slow, as it can cause diarrhea until their system get used to it. Then for skin allergies for a medium size dog give up to 750 mg. twice daily. If the diarrhea comes back on the higher dose, just back the dosage down until the stools get normal.
    Thanks for the info David, I will have to try that w/Walter

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    Tracey, I will Pray for Walter to get all better. Love You Tracey and Walter.

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    Well I thought I would post an update on Walter's mange...

    We've been doing the antibiotics, weekly baths and putting rub on his spots. Now it looks like he has another spot coming UGH… I just can't seem to win…

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    Default Re: Anyone familiar w/Demodex Mange?!! Walter was just diagnosed...

    Oh no How long have you been treating him now? I think I read somewhere it will take about a month before you'll see results of the treatment. Hope you'll get rid of it sooner than later
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    Oh no How long have you been treating him now? I think I read somewhere it will take about a month before you'll see results of the treatment. Hope you'll get rid of it sooner than later
    It will be 2 weeks on Thurs, he has a check-up w/the vet. I was just hoping to NOT see anymore spots...

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    Sorry your going though this Tracey, was thinking of Walter yesterday that I need to ask how he is.I hope you are doing ok with all of this.

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    Ja of course, I totally get that new spots makes you feel down I think it will all be fine though, it hasn't been long since you started the treatment so I'm sure things are normal and right on track
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    Default Re: Anyone familiar w/Demodex Mange?!! Walter was just diagnosed...

    Tracey, @ddnene Go to the feed store -or order online. NuStock will give money back if it does not cure mange. I have used it for many things!
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    Default Re: Anyone familiar w/Demodex Mange?!! Walter was just diagnosed...

    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Well I thought I would post an update on Walter's mange...

    We've been doing the antibiotics, weekly baths and putting rub on his spots. Now it looks like he has another spot coming UGH… I just can't seem to win…

    Maruko had Mange when she was about 4 mos old. It stayed localized, but the vet prescribed three rounds of Ivermectin taking orally. It took us about two months to finally see good result. It's a long fighting process for Demodex Mange, but it will get better! I have done some researches when she had mange, and read that Ivermectin is the best medicine that really helps mange, if the situation is not bad enough, avoid dips or medicated bath because it could actually hurt their delicate skins and lower their immune system. Our vet never supported us to bath her with benzoyl peroxide, it will make their skin really dry. I insisted to use them as I read good results online, so I was recommended to bath her with regular shampoo and use medicated shampoo in between.

    I still remember how worried I was and everyday I would google all kinds of articles about mange, but my vet was very confident that he will get this problem under controlled by just Ivermectin, and it did! I used Douxo pad to clean the bold and red area for Maruko everyday and kept the area clean and dry at all times. Try to make Walter to ignore these spots to avoid secondary infection.

    I started to give her Nuvet when mange was found, also took her out more for exercising and getting some sunlight everyday, but avoided getting in contact with grass except potty time. We kept her happy and avoided stressed situations. I also started adding fish oil to her food.

    I hope Walter gets better soon, dealing with mange is very stressful! Good luck!

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