by firefly on 01 June 2007 - 17:06
by yellowrose of Texas on 01 June 2007 - 18:06
by ziegenfarm on 01 June 2007 - 18:06
we've had very good luck with a product called nu-stock. cures red mange, heals hot spots, ring worm, ear mites, etc.
on the web at nustock.com
or call 1 877 5nustock
i bought 2 jars on ebay and will continue to keep it on hand. it's good stuff. really works and smells absolutely awful!!!!! :)
by GShepherdess on 01 June 2007 - 19:06
Flowers of Sulfur, or Sulfur Sublimed Powder manufactured by Humco, available at pharmacies, less than $3. I once used this on a stray dog with obvious mange, and cured him. It WORKS! Also, my mom has used the Nustock for hotspots, and says it works. We found it at a feed store.
by yellowrose of Texas on 01 June 2007 - 20:06
by GSD2727 on 01 June 2007 - 20:06
The whole problem with Demodex is the dog has a poor immune system. All dogs carry the mites, but dogs with a good immune system keep them to a minimum and under control. When a dogs immune system suffers, the mites can take over and become a problem. Dips and chemicals may work to kill the mites BUT the also kill the immune system (the actual problem!) even more! So they will make "what you see" go away, the symptoms, but only make the REAL problem worse.
We had a dog here with demodex once... we put her on a good all natural raw diet, gave her vit C and other immune boosting herbs, and it easily cleard up on her own! I would not use the dips/chemicals for this. I also would not give any chemicals on the dog - meaning no frontline or other flea preventative like that, no vaccinations, etc...
There is info out there on the net about treating it naturally if you look it up on a search.
by firefly on 01 June 2007 - 22:06
by Bob-O on 01 June 2007 - 22:06
May I suggest fresh lemon juice applied with a cotton swab? It dries the areas and provides certain nutrients that the skin needs during this time.
by yellowrose of Texas on 01 June 2007 - 23:06
by MelissaAP on 16 June 2007 - 16:06
We have an Australian shepherd pup who was developing a case of red mange. We tried the ointment from the vet with some positive results in small areas of face but it wasn't possible to doctor the whole outside of the pup. Aussies can't tolerate Ivermectin so that wasn't an option. We bought a 30 day supply of Interceptor which is a non-ivermectin heart worm medication. We will continue to give this to see the results.
My husband searched on line because seeing his puppy's misery was breaking his heart. He found an old fashioned treatment...very easy, non toxic and seems to be working wonders.
1. 1 part 1% peroxide
(bottled peroxide is generally 3% so in order to get it to 1% we cut in half with water-say half cup peroxide with half cup water and then add the cup of water. This should yield 1.5% peroxide and since the dog will be wet it will be further diluted)
2. 1 part water
3. as much borax (Old fashioned laundry detergent 20 mule power Borax available in grocery stores and Wal-marts) as will dissolve in the solution.
wash dog so coat is wet
rinse with the solution- as you would a flea dip
don't dry dog..allow solution to dry on coat
The theory is this-the peroxide helps to open the pores and hair follicles to allow the borax in and then the borax kills off the demodex mites.
We have only been using this for 24 hours and have seen a HUGE improvement in our pup. We bathed his full body yesterday am and then sponged the bad spots on his head last night. He slept through the night without crying for the first time in over a week. This morning he is bright eyed, playful and full of energy. We will sponge the sores on his head again tonight and give him another full body wash tomorrow to prevent it from spreading to other parts of his body.
Good luck to all
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