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    Default Re: Demodex Mange

    Hello,

    "Yes, many will get over it on their own. The key is to watch and make sure it doesn't start to spread. That is when the meds are most important. I am finding that a little natural topical application as well as immune system support also helps for mild cases. My vet seconded this. "

    I agree. Prevention and proactive is good medicine.
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    Our wally just got diagnosed with this yesterday. He had a few bald spots on his paws and a red spot under his chin. They gave the option of medication or bringing him in for a "dip" We chose the dip because he seems to have such a sensitive stomach. His first appointment is tomorrow with 3 more scheduled every other week.
    We'll see what happens...

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    Default Re: Demodex Mange

    @pdac1975, I would suggest you do some serious research on the dip.

    If he only has a few spots, the vet didn't recommend a cream or shampoo? When we went through this with Gypsy, the vet really thought it best to just try a cream first and then, if it spread, to move on to something else. My mother's vet did the same for her only he gave her shampoo to try. Gypsy had about 6 spots ranging in size from a pea up to a quarter or so, and we ended up doing just fine without all the harsh meds/dips.

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    Thanks,
    Unfortunately we are sort of at the mercy of our vet here and he's already in for his first session today. i would have MUCH rather done a cream or something but it wasn't presented as an option. We were actually just in the process of looking for a new vet when this came up because we don't have complete confidence in this one. We wanted to take him in right away though because on top of the skin issues, one of his ears was read and swollen inside (turned out to be a bacterial yeast infection). I'm kind of out of the loop since I'm out of town. My wife has been taking care of these things so there may very well have been a good reason for the dip that I'm not aware of. Are there any side effects we should be aware of? I appreciate your comments very much.

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    My Uin is seven moths old now and we are dealing with demodex. We are currently treating Uni with antibiotics( can't remember the name) for a week and Ivermectin for two weeks with a check up and a scrapping after the two weeks. Prescribed as well, is a shampoo that I must bath her with twice a week. This is a pain because the spots are on her head, apparently the face is affected often, so I have to apply the soap and rinse, very carefully, not to get it in her eyes. I have read on the forums somewhere that some one tried a 50/50 mix of lavender oil and neem oil, I may try this because it sounds easier to apply. Or I also read that a product called NU-Stock works too. I also so read that it is a immune issue also, so I am giving her fish oil supplements to boost the immune system and to aid hair regrowth. I hope My little Uni shows some improvements soon....

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