This is a picture of my new dog. I have been told he has d- mange. I have done everything the vet said. I have tried the borax mixture and he isn't getting any better. The sores have cleared on his head but now he has them on his belly and he is still very red on the face. He is eating well, gaining weight, and is very active. I have fed him red meat to boost his system. Is there anyone who knows if this is mange, and a home remedy that will help? Thanks.
By busbabe from IL
Okay, here's what my daughter used for her chihuahua. A vet will not approve this because it is used for cattle and the FDA hasn't approved it for dogs as it may cause severe adverse reactions including fatalities in dogs, but it worked for her chi and the dose is very minimal compared to what the box says to give to cattle. To be on the safe side, do not give other medication to pet while administering IVOMEC PLUS.
IVOMEC PLUS Injection for cattle made by Merial can be bought through Jefferslivestock.com and you give orally 1/10th cc (per pound) every seven days (not once a day) for four weeks. DISCONTINUE one month and restart the administering of IVOMEC PLUS using the same 1/10cc (per pound) dose.
The box the liquid comes in says it is for the treatment and control of adult liver flukes, lung worms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites. Do not follow the box dosage directions, as it is for cattle.
The dips along with antibiotics and prescription shampoo was what one vet had her do for her chi and there was no noticeable improvement. Another vet had her give her chi Advantage Multi (prescription) and apply every two weeks for three months, and no noticeable improvement. She then searched the internet and found a man who breeds beagles and he gave it to his domestic pets. He stated it also took care of heartworms.
Satisfactory results have been obtained and she's now one year old and fur has come back in, her coat is shiny and she uses regular dog shampoo, however, if a flair up occurs (brought on by hormones, stress, etc) the medication will be continued at the same dose just shared. My daughter had her dog spayed as this is inherited and thankfully is not contagious. It is a good idea to have your dog neutered which will help in the healing process. My daughter doesn't recall the website, but I'll try and get it for you if I can, where the man owns beagles as it might be more thoroughly explained.
Presently, the chi is given once a month dose for heartworm preventative remembering 1/10th cc per pound. You can get the cc measure injections at any drug store for only a few cents. It is also important that you provide good quality dog food. Her dog is eating EVO bought at pet store.(06/08/2009)
There is a cure for it and the old folks know it. Lube Oil. So when you change the oil in your car, rub it into the dog's skin real well and leave it on, as that's what my in laws always did for their dogs. The only thing is they will have to stay outside. But it does work, I have seen it done many times. (06/08/2009)
He sure is a cute little guy. (06/08/2009)
Hi, go to a health food store such as GNC and buy a bottle of neem oil (concentrated form). It runs about $10.00 for 1 ounce, but a little goes a long way. Mix a dropper or two with mild shampoo and wash dog thoroughly allowing to sit on dog for as long as you can and rinse. Then allow dog to shake and apply oil directly to dog's hot spots. This can be applied and repeated as often as needed. You might also want to pick up a couple bottles of Murphy's oil soap. Soap your dog's play area with a good soaping mixture. Handy especially if you have an old miracle grow spray bottle or regular sprayer. If not, just mix in large pail and hose into yard. (06/09/2009)
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