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Old 06-19-2019, 08:39 AM
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I can't cure my dogs of sarcoptic mange mites

I've been working on this for months and my poor dogs are just getting worse. I'm sure that it's sarcoptic mange mites because it has spread onto all 4 of my dogs, some are more effected than others. I'm going to see a vet in a few days, but I'm economically challenged and I've tried every home remedy imaginable, baby oil, mineral oil, cooking oil, Mule Team Borax + hydrogen peroxide dips, lime-sulpher dips, pour on ivermectin and more. Nothing has worked. I think I want to try an injection of ivermectin. Does anyone know if/where I can get injectable ivermectin over the counter?

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From what I have learned over the years is that mange is very difficult to treat. Sometimes you could have more than one type of mites, and sometimes the problem is it can be mixed with other types of skin infections/issues.

The sooner you get the vet to properly diagnose the better the chances that you will treat with the right medication and get your dogs' suffering to come to an end.
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From what I have learned over the years is that mange is very difficult to treat. Sometimes you could have more than one type of mites, and sometimes the problem is it can be mixed with other types of skin infections/issues.

The sooner you get the vet to properly diagnose the better the chances that you will treat with the right medication and get your dogs' suffering to come to an end.
I dont really have any doubts that it's sarcoptic scabie mites. I just can't kill them.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:45 PM
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I dont really have any doubts that it's sarcoptic scabie mites. I just can't kill them.
Even IF you are right, it's been getting worse and will continue to get worse until it's properly treated. The longer you wait the more of a problem it will be for your dogs and unfortunately the cost of treatment will also become more of a problem.
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I dont really have any doubts that it's sarcoptic scabie mites. I just can't kill them.
Not everything can be treated with home remedies, unfortunately.
Your vet will have access to the equipment to see what kind of problem your dogs are dealing with, and can give you the treatment that should work.

I also worry about your searching for meds to inject your dogs with. First: they aren't prescribed meds and therefor you might get the dosage wrong, or inject into the wrong area (intra muscular instead of subcutaneous for example, or near nerves or blood vessels you need to avoid) and secondly: injections always carry the risk of abscesses forming.
If pets need injections, they are either done by the vet or by the pets owners after they have been trained by the vet to do so correctly and safely!
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Not everything can be treated with home remedies, unfortunately.
Your vet will have access to the equipment to see what kind of problem your dogs are dealing with, and can give you the treatment that should work.

I also worry about your searching for meds to inject your dogs with. First: they aren't prescribed meds and therefor you might get the dosage wrong, or inject into the wrong area (intra muscular instead of subcutaneous for example, or near nerves or blood vessels you need to avoid) and secondly: injections always carry the risk of abscesses forming.
If pets need injections, they are either done by the vet or by the pets owners after they have been trained by the vet to do so correctly and safely!
I know what kind of problem I'm dealing with and is why I asked the original question. And, I know how to to give an animal a shot and to administer the correct dosage. I've given 100's of shots to my pets over the years.
I once took my dog to a veterinarian and the vet couldnt figure out why dog had a little difficulty breathing. I ended up diagnosing my own dogs illness as pneumonia and she confirmed it and she prescribed my dog some antibiotic, and she still charged me an arm and a leg. Most all veterinarians are complete ripoffs. But anyway, all of that is beside the point. I asked a question and although I'm sure you mean well, nothing you said answered it.
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I know what kind of problem I'm dealing with and is why I asked the original question. And, I know how to to give an animal a shot and to administer the correct dosage. I've given 100's of shots to my pets over the years.
I once took my dog to a veterinarian and the vet couldnt figure out why dog had a little difficulty breathing. I ended up diagnosing my own dogs illness as pneumonia and she confirmed it and she prescribed my dog some antibiotic, and she still charged me an arm and a leg. Most all veterinarians are complete ripoffs. But anyway, all of that is beside the point. I asked a question and although I'm sure you mean well, nothing you said answered it.
Well, what I know I learned from training, at least I am not guessing, nor am I being irresponsible. I hope your pups will get better soon!
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Well, what I know I learned from training, at least I am not guessing, nor am I being irresponsible. I hope your pups will get better soon!
I'm not guessing. I'm trying to find an effective way to kill scabies on my dogs. Since you obviously dont know I cant understand why you keep responding to me.
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There are others who will read your thread looking for help and might think your ideas are wonderful, when in fact you are taking risks. I thought it would help you, as well as others to caution against it. My intend was to prevent harm. I am disappointed and surprised that you are taking this to this slightly combative level! Rest assured I will no longer reply to any of your posts now!
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I'm not guessing. I'm trying to find an effective way to kill scabies on my dogs. Since you obviously dont know I cant understand why you keep responding to me.

Unfortunately, IT IS a guess and the efforts you've made to cure the problem on your own haven't worked, which is another indication that you may have guessed wrong. You haven't had a skin scraping done. You haven't had any tests to confirm your guess and everything you've tried hasn't worked and in fact it's spread to all of the dogs and continues to get worse. All of that suggests that the problem may very well be something else.

Your dogs are suffering for lack of the correct treatment and even though money is a problem you still need a solution. You've spent a good amount on other things trying to clear it up with no success. You said they will be seen by a vet in a "few days". Hopefully you get an answer and they get relief asap.

If you can, it would be a good idea to put away some money each month so if something unexpected happens...No, not if, WHEN something else happens you have funds available.
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