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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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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! :thumbsup:
 

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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! :thumbsup:
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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Your efforts are not working

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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When you know for months what it is and if you are treating it correctly - it wouldn't get worse.

Instead of spending money on things you guessed might work (and didn't at all), maybe you should have spent the money at a vet right away.

Speculating what the problem might be already isn't idea l on cases of health.

Treating the guess is even worse, especially if you keep going after it's only getting worse.

Now to keep looking and guessing and putting things into/ on the dogs, that didn't work but made it worse - that's bordering on impudence.
Maybe not only bordering.

When it's health and when the problem persists for months(!)and even gets worse, it's your duty to have your dog checked.

I think Littlefox did the exactly right thing: Pointing out, that your tactic isn't working and at the same time warning others, to copy your steps instead of actually helping the dog.
 

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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.
IT IS NOT a guess. You know nothing about it. I know how my dogs caught Sarcoptes scabiei and I know why it spread to all of them before I realized it. I dont need a $100.00+ scam veterinarian to tell me what I already know. I asked if anybody knew an effect way to kill it. You typed all that and never helped so I cant see why you wasted your time. If you dont know how to kill Sarcoptes scabiei dont bother posting to me. I could care less what you have to say.
 

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When you know for months what it is and if you are treating it correctly - it wouldn't get worse.

Instead of spending money on things you guessed might work (and didn't at all), maybe you should have spent the money at a vet right away.

Speculating what the problem might be already isn't idea l on cases of health.

Treating the guess is even worse, especially if you keep going after it's only getting worse.

Now to keep looking and guessing and putting things into/ on the dogs, that didn't work but made it worse - that's bordering on impudence.
Maybe not only bordering.

When it's health and when the problem persists for months(!)and even gets worse, it's your duty to have your dog checked.

I think Littlefox did the exactly right thing: Pointing out, that your tactic isn't working and at the same time warning others, to copy your steps instead of actually helping the dog.
In other words, you have nothing to offer. Thanks for nothing.
 

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I feel sorry for your dogs

IT IS NOT a guess. If you dont know how to kill Sarcoptes scabiei dont bother posting to me. I could care less what you have to say.
Ditto. But I suspect your dogs would have something different to say if they had a voice. They wouldn't jump on the idea that you know what you're talking about. That's actually an understatement since you're clearly doing the wrong thing and they're getting worse.

Your stubbornness and tunnel vision aren't doing your dogs any favors. Poor things.
 

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I dont need a $100.00+ scam veterinarian to tell me what I already know.
Well, maybe this "scam" is actually able to help your dog.
You know, doing that what you can*t do.



You put Dollar and Dollar in you speculations instead of doing something, that might actually help and cure your dogs.




You typed all that and never helped so I cant see why you wasted your time.
As Littlefox already said: So that some other dog owner doesn't pick up your... "very unhealthy game", and endangers their dog as well.


It's careless and your pride is in the way, to actually help your dogs!





I could care less what you have to say.
Figures.
But then why bother asking, if you already know everything better anyway?



All these "useless" answers might actually be able to cure your dogs.
But no, you keep doing your thing, that doesn't do naught to help them.
Way to go!




Good, you had absolutely nothing to add that would have helped anyway.
You might want to soft-pedal a bit, given that you are

(a) the one asking questions,
(b) the one endangering their dogs
(c) the one new here (just as myself, by the way) and not go attacking all around
(d) the one, that doesn't really seem to care for your dogs
(e)...




In other words, you have nothing to offer. Thanks for nothing.
Please, no need to thank me!


Stay blind, let your dogs stay sick.
That's a great way to take care of your animals!


You might want to remember, that your dogs are not stuffed animals or toys!
 
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