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Postby Marinepits » February 13th, 2008, 11:34 am

I'm going to move this topic to the Health and Nutrition section. :wink:

Sounds like demodex mange.

There's some great info on this link: http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_de ... mange.html

What did your vet give you for medicine?
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » February 13th, 2008, 11:46 am

I think lots of people here have suffered through Demodex and gotten through it. Here's good thoughts for your pup!

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Postby Marinepits » February 13th, 2008, 3:55 pm

Ivermectin is a good treatment for demodex. I've used it on one of my own dogs and on several shelter dogs in my care. I also give fish oil supplements and do soothing baths several times per week, but that is for the most severe generalized cases.

What vitamins are you using and what is Liv52? Do you have a link for that?
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Postby gayrghts » February 13th, 2008, 5:18 pm

On February 13 2008, 3:07 PM, Cezarito wrote:Forgot to mention the vet said to put "amitraz" on the infected areas, but that's way too close to the eyes, and I don't want to risk anything, as this is very toxic.

You can read about Liv52 here: http://www.super-smart.eu/article.pl?id ... omid=GG132

As for the vitamins and minerals, I give her Petphos Special Pelage.


I was not familiar with amitraz so i looked it up....

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm ... cleid=1376

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/am ... page1.aspx
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Postby Marinepits » February 13th, 2008, 5:43 pm

On Wed, Feb 13 2008, 3:07 PM, Cezarito wrote:Forgot to mention the vet said to put "amitraz" on the infected areas, but that's way too close to the eyes, and I don't want to risk anything, as this is very toxic.


Is the Amitraz in cream form or a liquid?
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Postby Marinepits » February 14th, 2008, 8:06 am

Will she sit still enough that you can put the amitraz on a cotton ball, then gently dab it around her eye area?
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Postby Leslie H » February 16th, 2008, 3:51 pm

If she's getting better without the amitraz, don't use it. It is nasty, harsh poison.
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 17th, 2008, 3:27 am

How is she doing? Have you seen any improvement?
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Postby cheekymunkee » February 17th, 2008, 4:31 am

Hmm, I thought demodex didnt itch. I don't know very much about it though. Could her skin be dry? Maybe she needs a little fish oil added to her diet. I wonder if it would be ok to give her benadryl for the itching.
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Postby Malli » February 17th, 2008, 7:06 am

I would assume there is a secondary infection that causing the itching :|

Any time there is irritation in a non-sterile environment, you can almost bet on infection coming along :rolleyes2:
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Postby Marinepits » February 17th, 2008, 5:27 pm

Demodex itches like a motherf*cker! :shock:

You can try using Benadryl topical cream around her eyes. The cream will keep the skin moisturized and help it heal faster, plus the Benadryl medicine in it will stop the itching. I've used it many times on demodex pups and it doesn't hurt or sting or smell too bad.

If you don't have the brand name of Benadryl, look for diphenhydramine hydrochloride -- that's the actual name of the drug.
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Postby Magnolia618 » February 17th, 2008, 5:32 pm

I had a foster with severe demodex, and the raw diet did her WONDERS!
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