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Old 12-07-2016, 10:27 PM
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My Dog has demodectic mange 2&1/2 y/o

posting my question from yahoo answers

Ok so My Chiweenie 2 and half years old I found out (Mix Between Chihuahua and Dachshund) 3 days ago I noticed a little tiny patch (like it was so small ex: the tip of your finger literally) and I get paranoid so I took him to the vet a day later and the vet told me it was Demodectic mange...

so that same day I took him, he needed his yearly wellness and shots etc... the doc told me all about it and told me that he was fighting the infection strongly and gave me some liquid medicine ( ivermectin ) told me to give him 0.2 dosage a day for 2 weeks and then bring him back which I'm doing...

the doc gave him the first dosage yesterday and today like 30 minutes ago I gave him his second dosage. Nobody told me to clean his environment ( he sleeps with me ) so I'm changing the sheets and what not everyday.

I'm happy I noticed it because the doc told me they caught it early so it's going to go away.
but like I said I get paranoid... because my dog is very close to me and I don't know what I would do if something happened to him...

So could you guys tell me what you think is going to happen and experiences and what I could do to make it better for him... also I heard ivermectin is deadly sometimes to dogs so but he's only taking it for 2 weeks.

I am providing pictures of his eye, but it may look a little weird, because the doc had to use clippers and a scraper or something

https://imgur.com/a/KLcaM
Update: Also the spot in the middle is from the clippers
Update 2: Oh and the redness is from the clippers as well.. the mange really only caused a grey spot

also how long until you guys think this will clear up
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My Rico was a few months old when he had demodectic mange. He reacted well to the ivermectin, even though I was worried at the time. Boosting their immune system is the best way to prevent reoccurrances, so I've had him on omega 3 oil (https://www.amazon.com/Nutramax-Wela...3+oil+for+dogs) since then and he hasn't had any issues since.
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Demodex mange isn't contagious, its a mite that is on all dogs from birth. It doesn't cause any issues unless there is stress or a low immune system. Then it can break out. Caught soon like you did, and it will be fine.

No vaccines until it is totally gone, because all they do is jack with the immune system. Once the mange is gone, work on the immune system with good quality food, and a good immune booster like bee pollen or spirulina. You may want to research some and find one that may work for you. Then if you are going to vaccinate, do it after that. You want a strong immune system first. I personally don't vaccinate mine, bit they are raw fed with strong immune systems.
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the vet told me it was Demodectic mange...
Silly question, but were any tests done to prove demodex or simply a visual? I ask because Demodex was suspect with vets with 2 dogs i had in the past, vets were wrong.
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Silly question, but were any tests done to prove demodex or simply a visual? I ask because Demodex was suspect with vets with 2 dogs i had in the past, vets were wrong.
I actually agree. Did they do a skin culture? Mange seems to be one vets jump to real quickly these days where it could be something minor. Hopefully they did a skin culture to actually confirm it is mange...
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Yea they did check it was demodex
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I hear ya, but my dog eats like humans with a little bit of kibble every now and then

he really doesn't like dog food so I can't do much about that
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I seen the vet scrape him and all..

he's really nice and he even let me look through the scope to see it
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