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First Thank you for what you do!! My 12 week 1.5 lb Yorkie is ripping and scabbing his skin. The reason I think it is mites is both my husband and I are itching. For a week I have small spots like little bites. He is chewing on his legs and scratching his hind quarters and loosing his hair. I ordered the combo but wondered if I should still use a pesticide? I don't want to hurt him. If I don't use a pesticide how do I get rid of them from everywhere? From what I understand re-infestation can keep happening. He actually yipes hurting himself scratching, it breaks my heart please help. Thank you again, Karen

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December 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM



Dear Karen,

I think you should see your veterinarian to make sure you are not dealing with baby fleas. How you treat will depend upon what insect you are battling. You will need to be careful in your treatment because such a little dog can easily be overdosed. For the Derma-IonX I would give 3 drops twice a day. I would not do the shampoo and a topical insecticide at the same time. If you are dealing with fleas I would treat the house to eliminate some fleas that could be getting on your dog and the humans in the house. Dog mites are less likely to bother humans.

Please let us know what you find out.

Best regards,


Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
December 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM
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