Posted by: Mikea | 2008/08/28

Puppy mange

We have addopted a stray boarder colly cross of about 8 months old. Unfortunately he has a bad case of puppy mange which we are told is not infectious.
He is being dipped on a weekly basis but with no apparent improvement.
What do you suggest?

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Mange take a while to get better, Demodex (I suspect its this one) can also be treated with Ivermection with the dipping. It can be used orally or your vet can give inj of this.

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Posted by: Chill | 2008/08/28

Mange is a mite infection - just like scabies in humans.

There are several types of mange, and if you havent seen any improvement by now, then it seems you may be treating for the wrong type - talk to your vet about this - you may need to use a dip called Triatix.

If this still doesn' t help, then a visit to a specialist vet dermatologist may be called for - where in the country are you? I can recommend someone in Cape Town.

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Posted by: Brian B | 2008/08/28

We had the same with two different dacshund puppies. The issue is that their body resistance is not strong enough to fight the mange. You must give them dog vitamins (Senanpet) in order to build up their resistance. You will find that their fur becomes very healthy and soft and the bald patches will eventually grow over again. Will take 2 - 3 months depending on the severity. Puppy mange has little with cleanliness, its diet.

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