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Old 09-23-2009, 05:15 PM
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I have heard of using motor oil as well... ironically on hunting hounds too...lol

oil of oregano eh?
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you have to be careful with tea tree oil though, it can burn the skin a bit....i use it all the time and it burns me a bit sometimes if i get overzealous with it.
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you have to be careful with tea tree oil though, it can burn the skin a bit....i use it all the time and it burns me a bit sometimes if i get overzealous with it.
Same with oil of oregano -- best to dilute it, or buy it already diluted. They say to mix it with olive oil.
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Oil of oregano is great at getting rid of mange (actually it's one of those "miracle cures" for almost anything)! Tea tree oil is another good one.

This may sound a bit extreme, but I know back in "the day," they used to poor WD-40 on the dogs to get rid of mange. My husband's uncle bred hunting dogs -- he always had atleast a dozen of them, and every now and then he'd have a dog have an outbreak, and he'd take it, poor WD-40 on it and tie it to a tree away from the other dogs. Within two days the mange would be gone.
Before the war, they used motor oil.

I think it may be for the same reason they always tell us to put vaseline in our hair if we have lice -- it suffocates them, plus makes it hard for anything to hold on to. So while I don't recommend using WD-40 (LOL) it makes sense that the oil of oregano or tea-tree oil might work just as well. Back when we used all-natural products to get rid of dog lice (at my work -- and eventually we did resort to chemicals, just way better results) we used coconut based natural laundry detergent -- apparently coconut is somewhat anti-parasitic. Perhaps if you rub coconut oil on Glacier that might help too -- I think it would be suffocatign and slippery enough, plus still have the antiparastic effects.
But seriously I would try the oil of oregano too -- it's magical!
This has actually been proven to kill dogs just like dipping. I will ask my vet about using a safer oil like oregano or teatree. I do not want to put too much stuff on him ya know what I mean? Thanks for the suggestion tho!

To update everybody on Glacier, it has spread, he has had one dose of ivermectin and will have his second in about a week. He is still getting his cream put on the spots daily, and has also developed a yeast infection in his ear.
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aww....poor booger...

does the vet think perhaps he has a problem with his immune system, especially now that theres an ear infection?

Iam assuming they are giving him injections? How'd he do?
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aww....poor booger...

does the vet think perhaps he has a problem with his immune system, especially now that theres an ear infection?

Iam assuming they are giving him injections? How'd he do?
Its oral ivermectin. No I didn't get to go and the bf does not think to ask questions so I am going to see if this helps after the second round of ivermectin, if not I am going to be asking a ton of questions lol

Can mange lower immunity? If not then I definitely want to know if his immune system is compromised and that is the cause of all of it.
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well lower immuntity can cause mange to go nuts...Iam sure if his system is normal it can be taxed as all get out right now...it may just be because hes young...and its not matured yet...but demo spreading everywhere points to a genetic problem/malfunction with the immune system on som' level.

I just know that a random ear infection points to perhaps an allergy....unless hes got mange up by his ears? Chili had the same thing and it was because the mange had creeped up into his ears...

the oral is only once a week?

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well lower immuntity can cause mange to go nuts...Iam sure if his system is normal it can be taxed as all get out right now...it may just be because hes young...and its not matured yet...but demo spreading everywhere points to a genetic problem/malfunction with the immune system on som' level.

I just know that a random ear infection points to perhaps an allergy....unless hes got mange up by his ears? Chili had the same thing and it was because the mange had creeped up into his ears...

the oral is only once a week?
Yea all I know is the vet said he is not sure what caused a yeast infection in the ear. The vet gave one oral med and then gave a syringe with ivermectin in it to give 2 weeks later, I wonder if they are trying to knock it out without having to do weekly ivermectin ya know? The ear had a ton of discharge but it has subsided since given the ear meds. The mange is still in the general area but more spots are creeping up around the large one. If this all doesn't help I am going to take him in myself LOL
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ugh what a mess....

Chili had like three or four meds at once...I had to make a schedual because they were all different times/doses....

I've never heard of giving the oral weekly...ours is a daily dose.
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ugh what a mess....

Chili had like three or four meds at once...I had to make a schedual because they were all different times/doses....

I've never heard of giving the oral weekly...ours is a daily dose.
this one is bi-weekly lol. maybe it wasn't ivermectin! maybe the bf doesn't listen and agrees with the first word lol!!! where is that second syringe?! ill find it
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