Ruckus had a few spots of this when he was little. The biggest spot on his back just below his neck is still noticeable to me because I think the hair grew in differently. The vet initially have me Ivermectin for him, but it made him sick and I had to tackle him to make him take it. I started bathing him with a peroxide shampoo, supplementing his food with fish oil, and applying Goodwinol ointment 2xs per day and eventually just once per day. I would also wash just the demodex spots with the peroxide shampoo another 2 times per week, instead of giving him another bath. It takes a long time for the hair to start growing back.
I've given now two hydrogen peroxide and borax baths and they're not scratching anymore. The bald spots are starting to dissappear. I've used neem oil on the spots, acv on their food and yogurt treats. So far they're improving. It's a slow process but they're recovering.
Thanks for all your tips, my dogs are demodex free now. The vet did two scraps in different places and no trace of demodex was found. All the work finally paid off.
I'm so glad you won the battle against the Demodex Mange, and they are feeling better and healing. Keep giving them the ACV in their water everyday and the yogurt and Omega Oils, as these things will boost their immune systems on a daily basis and help them fight infections, parasites, and any allergy symptoms.
LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.
Hey - can someone tell me what the demodex mange looks like? My dog is thinning hair in patches on his back and the mange scraping came back negative. I still think it's mange tho!
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The dermatologist specifically said to us that the thinning hair patches was what we should look for as an indication they were coming back. Perhaps try another vet? Or even a doggie dermo... they were expensive but worth it in managing the whole process.
Good luck and hope everyone's bullies feel better soon!
Also, any advice on what kind of medicated shampoo?
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This is my dog's thinning hair - did it look like that?