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Please help me!  My puppy has mange i saved him from a dog hoarder, now I feel worse about his mange, its awful he is full of scabs, he stinks, he never stops, itching his skin is wrinkled, red sores, it's bad.  I went to a tack shop tried what they had it smelled so bad, bad chemicals, he is losing his hair.  I am at my witts end.

Smartliving Guest asked this
November 30, 2012 at 7:58 PM



Dear Denise,

I would assume that you are dealing with Demodex. Demodectic mange is an opportunistic infection because the immune system is weak. I would bathe with DEFENDEX shampoo once or twice weekly for 4-6 weeks or a couple of weeks past having a negative skin scraping. The shampoo is very concentrated so just use a small amount.

I would also use Derma-IonX both internally and externally to heal and soothe the skin as well as rebuilding the immune system. Giving digestive enzymes, probiotics, MSM, vitamin C, and fish oil will all help in that goal. Derma-IonX also helps the body to better utilize the supplements for faster results. I would start with a 1/2 dose of Derma-IonX twice a day. It is easiest to add it to the food. I would feed a grain free dog food. I would offer filtered drinking water to avoid chlorine or fluoride. It would also be good to bathe with filtered water. If you have chlorinated water getting a filter would be helpful.

Please let us know how you progress or if you have any other questions.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
November 30, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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