> My dog was recently diagnosed with this kind of mange, and the vet who
> is irresponsible (I just posted about him) told me that it is not
> transmitted to humans and that there was nothing I could have done to
> prevent it. When I looked on some health sites they said the mite can
> live for ten days and can reinfect (even humans). Does anybody have any
> insight on this?
The walking dandruf can be killed by washing the dog with a human lice
shampoo like "Rid". Generally you need two treatments -- 10 days
> Also, the dog just showed tapeworms today. I am freaking out, because I
> don't know where she could have come by all this stuff. We were taking
> her to the park daily, but the vet said that its probably safe, because
> she got it from another dog. The odd part is, she doesn't meet with
> other dogs, and was diagnosed with no fleas. How could this happen? Any
> tips on prevention from now on? I'm scared to take her to the park ever
> again- should I be? Thanks.
Parasites are transmitted by a variety of means including direct contact
with another dog or animal, proxcimity to other animals (eg walking thru
park after another animal was there), fleas, flys, contact with soil/
Parvo (a virus) is reasonably stable and can be transferred via contact.
Hence washing shoes, hands, dog paws, crates after going to a dog show
to reduce chance of bringing it home...
Generally speaking -- treat the disease.
It the dog gets something -- get treatment and follow the full course.
Make sure all the vaccines are up to date, generally yearly except
which is every 3 years. We vaccinate the dogs 2 times a year.
If you are concerned -- wash the paws with 30:1 bleach solution whenever
the dog is away from your house.