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Old 11-29-2012, 05:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Better, but not much hair.


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Old 12-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Awww baby. Hope he is feeling better soon
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My Lucy had demodectic mange and we did about six dips (which left her bald and grey) before finally switching to oral ivermectin and overnight Lucy seemed so much better and in a matter of two weeks her fur was staring to fill in, now looking at her you'd never know she had mange at all. Ask your vet about the oral ivermectin the next time you take him it truly is the wonder med(well at least for Lucy). Also look into getting him on some immune boosting
supplement(s) it will help with demodectic mange.
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I took Georgie to the vet last night (for her bordatella shot) and asked about her skin. I noticed a few pink furless spots over the past few weeks (under chin and on her front leg).

The vet did a scraping and she tested positive for demodex mites. He wants to do a dip on Friday. He said this can be common in puppies bc their immune system may not be working good enough to fight off the "normal" mites on a dogs skin/follicles. He said it is not contagious and she did not catch it from another dog or anything, but probably when she was born, it may have been passed from her mother.

Should I not get the dip?! Now I am concerned about Georgie losing all her fur or being uncomfortable. She scratches now, but not obsessively or in any pain from the spots...

I hope Murphy is feeling better soon!!


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Old 12-06-2012, 01:00 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The dips seem to be harder on the dog, with Lucy she seemed very uncomfortable after dips it seemed to dry out her skin, it also made her lethargic for a couple of days after each dip and hair loss is very common with the dips as is a thickening and inflammation of the skin, Lucy got very red and inflamed when we did dips. is your vet doing this in his office? we did the dips at home. Definitely ask about what other options are available for Georgie, when we stared the oral ivermectin Lucy was itchy and bald and in a matter of days she stopped itching and got some "peach fuzz" back, I refer to it as the wonder medicine for Lucy. If your worried about hair loss don't do dips it causes hair loss, try the oral medicine it doesn't cause or contribute to hair loss. Start her on some immune boosting supplement(s) it helps with recovery and it helps the dog to be able to manage the mites so they don't "act up" and cause an mange out break.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the info!! I am going to call my vet today and ask some more questions! She is not uncomfortable from this (at the moment), so I don't want to have her dipped with the chance of the side effects mentioned above and in other posts! Maybe I can try an oral treatment first!!

I started another thread as well, so hopefully between this and the other one, I will have enough info. But just the info from this makes me not want to have her dipped!

I would alma it rather try another treatment and then "if" that doesn't work, move forward with the dip and deal with the consequences!

Thanks again for all this great info!! I live this forum!!


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Murphy is in the middle of her treatment. She gets a shot of dectomax once a week for 6 weeks. She seems to be doing well on the shots. I just hope on the final one that when we do the scrapings they find nothing. Hope you can figure out what to do with Georgie.
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Archie had his 2nd treatment on Saturday. Since he had such a bad reaction to the dip the first time, we did 1/2 strength. He also had the shot and shot of Benadryl. Good news. His eyes did not swell shut, but he still has the other dip side effects.


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I hope Murphy, Georgie, and Lucy are all doing better!


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