I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

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I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Tomaha » Sat, 31 May 1997 04:00:00



any information that you have on this would be greatly appreciated...

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by CinderWol » Sat, 31 May 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> any information that you have on this would be greatly appreciated...

Take your dog to the vet.  Your vet. will properly diagnose what type of
mite your dog may have and render the appropriate treatment.  Some mites
can use humans as hosts.  It's important you seek your vet.
 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Tomaha » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>> any information that you have on this would be greatly appreciated...

>Take your dog to the vet.  Your vet. will properly diagnose what type of
>mite your dog may have and render the appropriate treatment.  Some mites
>can use humans as hosts.  It's important you seek your vet.

Oh that is the very first thing that I thought of and did.   However the
weekly Mitaban dippings are not working and the vet only thinks in terms of
chemicals,pills,antibiotics,dips,prescriptions etc..  

I was hoping to find some alternative methods or boosters to help what the Vet
is trying.   It couldn't hurt because nothing is working anyhow.

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by fishhea » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I had a GSD with red mange (mites) and was told to use Paramite dips -
follow instructions on box.  The mites were gone in about 2 to 3 weeks.  I
would dip her and then every day just put some diluted paramite on the bad
patches and itchy sore spots.  Paramite is sold at almost every vets
office, co-ops and Pet stores in general.      Carol
PS also found it kills ticks and fleas in the bargain.

Quote:
> ----snip----> Oh that is the very first thing that I thought of and did.
 However the
> weekly Mitaban dippings are not working and the vet only thinks in terms
of
> chemicals,pills,antibiotics,dips,prescriptions etc..  

> I was hoping to find some alternative methods or boosters to help what
the Vet
> is trying.   It couldn't hurt because nothing is working anyhow.

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Tomaha » Mon, 02 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I had a GSD with red mange (mites) and was told to use Paramite dips -
>follow instructions on box.  The mites were gone in about 2 to 3 weeks.  I
>would dip her and then every day just put some diluted paramite on the bad
>patches and itchy sore spots.  Paramite is sold at almost every vets
>office, co-ops and Pet stores in general.      Carol
>PS also found it kills ticks and fleas in the bargain.

>> ----snip----> Oh that is the very first thing that I thought of and did.
> However the
>> weekly Mitaban dippings are not working and the vet only thinks in terms
>of
>> chemicals,pills,antibiotics,dips,prescriptions etc..  

>> I was hoping to find some alternative methods or boosters to help what
>the Vet
>> is trying.   It couldn't hurt because nothing is working anyhow.

Hmmm interesting about the Paramite.   It didn't mention on the stuff that I
looked at at Petco and Petsmart that it would work on the Demodex mites.  It
mentioned another type and of course fleas and ticks....    I was wondering
why it wouldn't work on Demodex or red mange mites.

And Mitaban isn't sold unless through a vet, at least not that I know of.  I
wonder what the deal is on that?   It would seem like the Paramite people
would want to advertise that it works for Demodectic mites?

Thanks for sharing your experience...

I appreciate it!

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by OBV » Tue, 03 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>And Mitaban isn't sold unless through a vet, at least not that I know
of.  I
>wonder what the deal is on that?

Because if people aren't careful, they can kill their dogs with it.
Follow the instructions closely, and keep your dog confined and quiet
for 24 hours after use.

Dr. Drake
--
Ocean Beach Veterinary Hospital
http://www.cport.com/~obvc/

|
PLEASE NOTE: In the absence of a traditional veterinarian-client-patient
relationship, this information should be taken as a friendly opinion,
not
as an official clinical recommendation.
Commercial/bulk/solicitation email unwelcome.

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Tomaha » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>>And Mitaban isn't sold unless through a vet, at least not that I know
>of.  I
>>wonder what the deal is on that?

>Because if people aren't careful, they can kill their dogs with it.
>Follow the instructions closely, and keep your dog confined and quiet
>for 24 hours after use.

>Dr. Drake

Thanks for the tip Doc!!

I appreciate it....

CyaL8tr!

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Tomaha » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi, Tomahawk, I have had the same problem here in Hong Kong with my 4
>months old Yorkie, he got it from the shop where I bought it. The vet
>gave him the first of 2 injections (15 days apart) and gave me a rinse
>I have to sponge him with every other day. I shampoo him (luckily he
>sort of likes that) and use the rinse as final rinse, rubbing it in
>literally.  The vet diagnosed these mites as 'sarcoptic mange' (=
>animal scabies), the rims of his ears were 'crusty', very typical of
>this apparently. Now after 10 days of treatment, ears back to normal,
>some spots left on body, belly especially. And yes, this is contagious
>to humans too: 2 out of 4 people here in the family got it, but these
>little critters don't complete their life-cycle on us as they do on
>the animals, have been to doctor, anti-histamines and a lotion to put
>on all over our bodies (leave on for 1/2 hour).
>I am very new to all this and did not realize Kelsey was scratching
>too much. Don't know the names, sorry, of either shots or rinse. But
>do ask around. Good luck.

I appreciate the info!  My dog has a different kind of mite called Demodex.  
Even though the type that your dog had is contagious, even to humans it still
seems like it would be better than Demodectic Mange.  At least in my dog's
case...

Seem like Sarcoptic Mange is easier to knock out than the Demodectic
(generalized).....

Glad your dog is back to normal....    

The mite count on the skin-scrapings are down rather low as of the last check
on Friday.  This is a good sign (on my Dachshund)

thanks again!

CyaL8tr!

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lope » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> >> any information that you have on this would be greatly appreciated...

> >Take your dog to the vet.  Your vet. will properly diagnose what type of
> >mite your dog may have and render the appropriate treatment.  Some mites
> >can use humans as hosts.  It's important you seek your vet.

> Oh that is the very first thing that I thought of and did.   However the
> weekly Mitaban dippings are not working and the vet only thinks in terms of
> chemicals,pills,antibiotics,dips,prescriptions etc..

> I was hoping to find some alternative methods or boosters to help what the Vet
> is trying.   It couldn't hurt because nothing is working anyhow.

Hi there.
Since Demodectic mange is related to an immune-problem, we have tried
with a fair rate of success Immunoreguline shots. (a general boost to
the immune system) Make sure the dog in not having any other disease
like worms, pyoderma etc. (other secondary infections should be treated
as well and also nutrition should be very complete.)
Hope this works for you.
Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lopez

Note :In the absence of a traditional veterinarian-client-patient
relationship, this information should be taken as a friendly opinion,
not as an official clinical recommendation.

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lope » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> >> any information that you have on this would be greatly appreciated...

> >Take your dog to the vet.  Your vet. will properly diagnose what type of
> >mite your dog may have and render the appropriate treatment.  Some mites
> >can use humans as hosts.  It's important you seek your vet.

> Oh that is the very first thing that I thought of and did.   However the
> weekly Mitaban dippings are not working and the vet only thinks in terms of
> chemicals,pills,antibiotics,dips,prescriptions etc..

> I was hoping to find some alternative methods or boosters to help what the Vet
> is trying.   It couldn't hurt because nothing is working anyhow.

Hi there.
Since Demodectic mange is related to an immune-problem, we have tried
with a fair rate of success Immunoreguline shots. (a general boost to
the immune system) Make sure the dog in not having any other disease
like worms, pyoderma etc. (other secondary infections should be treated
as well and also nutrition should be very complete.)
Hope this works for you.
Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lopez

Note :In the absence of a traditional veterinarian-client-patient
relationship, this information should be taken as a friendly opinion,
not as an official clinical recommendation

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lope » Sat, 07 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:



> >> any information that you have on this would be greatly appreciated...

> >Take your dog to the vet.  Your vet. will properly diagnose what type of
> >mite your dog may have and render the appropriate treatment.  Some mites
> >can use humans as hosts.  It's important you seek your vet.

> Oh that is the very first thing that I thought of and did.   However the
> weekly Mitaban dippings are not working and the vet only thinks in terms of
> chemicals,pills,antibiotics,dips,prescriptions etc..

> I was hoping to find some alternative methods or boosters to help what the Vet
> is trying.   It couldn't hurt because nothing is working anyhow.

Hi there.
Since Demodectic mange is related to an immune-problem, we have tried
with a fair rate of success Immunoreguline shots. (a general boost to
the immune system) Make sure the dog in not having any other disease
like worms, pyoderma etc. (other secondary infections should be treated
as well and also nutrition should be very complete.)
Hope this works for you.
Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lopez

Note :In the absence of a traditional veterinarian-client-patient
relationship, this information should be taken as a friendly opinion,
not as an official clinical recommendation

 
 
 

I need advice on controlling mange mites (demodex/red) SOS

Post by Tomaha » Mon, 09 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>Since Demodectic mange is related to an immune-problem, we have tried
>with a fair rate of success Immunoreguline shots. (a general boost to
>the immune system) Make sure the dog in not having any other disease
>like worms, pyoderma etc. (other secondary infections should be treated
>as well and also nutrition should be very complete.)
>Hope this works for you.
>Dr. Adriana Martinez-Lopez

>Note :In the absence of a traditional veterinarian-client-patient
>relationship, this information should be taken as a friendly opinion,
>not as an official clinical recommendation.

thanks for the fo'  doc!

i appreciate it!

L8tr!