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    Quote Originally Posted by sheshistory View Post
    It may be worth asking about since nothing else has worked and it was very inexpensive! We did the Mitaban dips with Linus and, for Truman, we got Invermectin because the vet told us it's more effective, less expensive, and less chance of something reacting poorly. Basically it's the medicine given in Heartguard but in a significantly larger dose (still tolerated well by most breeds of dogs, but that's why they have you increase the dosing gradually) and gets rid of the mites in similar fashion to fleas.
    Awesome I'm gonna try to get him in for a scrapping either end of the week or next week, and well go from there!! I honestly don't think he has anymore cause his hairs is growin back and he's not red and inflamed like he was. But if he does end up w some I will def ask!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll Holland View Post
    Jekyll is 7 years old and had demodectic mange every year and had to go to the vet for it. Then my son who trains horses bought me a jar of NU-STOCK. I applied it to the affected areas and it worked wonders. It is very inexpensive and top of jar says cures red mange. He has been free from this for 2 years now and we use it on cuts and scrapes as well. my son got it at a tack store but it is available on the internet too. Hope this helps. He gave 6.99 for a large jar.
    Thanks so much for this information. I am definitely going to find this product and use it.

    As for the dips....I too, was told when taking Napoleon to the vet that this method has become phased out in treating demodex mange. I was told it has proven to be more effective treating with Ivermectin. This is what we have been doing. I haven't seen results just yet but am sticking with it and going to see it through.

    Thanks again guys!!

    I appreciate EVERYONE who has chimed in on this thread. Your information and tips are greatly appreciated.

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    I treated Bruno with Ivermectin. I was wondering how much you are giving him and how frequent?? It helped with his mange but soon realized that taking the kibble away from him is what actually did the trick with the bumps he had on his body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jortiz9758 View Post
    I treated Bruno with Ivermectin. I was wondering how much you are giving him and how frequent?? It helped with his mange but soon realized that taking the kibble away from him is what actually did the trick with the bumps he had on his body.
    I am currently giving Napoleon 0.6 cc of Ivermectin daily. Today marked the first day out of five at this dose. He initially started at 0.2 cc and we have worked our way up to 0.6 cc and will move up to 0.8 cc for 5 days. Then we return to the vet for a new scrape and hopefully some good news.

    The vet who diagnosed him told me that treatment of mange is a process and improvement sometimes doesn't show until the 3rd or 4th week of treatment. I am trying to stay hopeful and stick with it however, I worry so much. I am noticing so much more hair loss/hair thinning all over him. I am beginning to wonder if there is another issue going on or whether this is just part of the mange.

    I appreciate everyone's feedback and personal stories and continue to welcome them.

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    @ Melody Diaz Did the Vet do any bloodwork by any chance? Thyroid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jortiz9758 View Post
    @ Melody Diaz Did the Vet do any bloodwork by any chance? Thyroid?
    No. There was no bloodwork done. I took him specifically for spots of hair loss. A scrape only. Was diagnosed with Demodex and prescribed Ivermectin. I am just noticing more bald spots coming up and it makes me worry.

    I wanted to note that I feed him Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream kibble. I also give him fish oil twice daily. I am considering switching his food but don't know and either way....I have a 30lb bag at home to get through first. I also plan on getting some type of vitamin supplement to give to him in addition to the fish oil. I will also continue searching through different threads and gather additional tips and information in regards to remedies and products (shampoos, etc) that may help.

    Thanks

    PS I just looked at Napoleon's Rx bottle and noticed it is spelled IVOMEC. I have been pronouncing it IVERmectin. Just wanted to correct my type-o!
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    Oh, goodness. I didn't comment on this thread because I have ZERO experience with mange but I just wanted to say that you must be worried sick! I am sure that if something else is going on, you and your vet will figure it out soon. Please keep us posted on his progress. *hugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorRay View Post
    Oh, goodness. I didn't comment on this thread because I have ZERO experience with mange but I just wanted to say that you must be worried sick! I am sure that if something else is going on, you and your vet will figure it out soon. Please keep us posted on his progress. *hugs*
    I will keep you posted and I thank you all for the support and concern. The great thing is I have learned that mange is common with bullies. It still isn't easy on my nerves. We are all worry warts here!

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    I also think a thyroid test might be in order if you continue to see hair loss. Thyroid disease is really quite common and easily treated. Prblem is ..most vets don't do the blood work until they've exhausted other avenues. Just a thought...I also am a great worrier..I figure my critters can't talk..it's up to me to do the talking for them. I'm sure Napoleon will be fine..he has a wonderful mommy!

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    Hi Guys,

    Thought I would give an update. We revisited the vet this morning for a scrape and check up. Turns out Napoleon still has live mites!

    We were given another round of Ivermectin at a slightly higher dose to start on for 3 more weeks.....then back for another recheck!

    While I have learned this is common in puppies and feel like things will be just fine, it is still nerve racking! I wish there was more I could do!!

    Hope everyone and their babies are all doing well!!

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    My Beagle had this when she was a puppy and it wasn't fun! However, she improved greatly and had an awesome life! She was really tired about 2-3 days after treatment...then about 2 days before went fun puppy nuts ( you know those random circles and sprints through your house harassing everyone/everything they can find...then again and again till it was gone. It sucks...but the great part is knowing you are working so hard at making your baby okay!! Congrats on being such an awesome bully baby owner!

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    Glad you persisted @melodydiaz and solved the mystery! You are doing great..these guys are a puzzle sometimes!

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