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My Pitbull puppy has red mange on face. The Vet treatment is not working well. What are precautions for people and other dogs? -JP-

Smartliving Guest asked this
November 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM



Dear JP,

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. I would also use Derma-IonX orally to help 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. It can also be sprayed onto the skin to give relief in between baths. I would also suggest that you give water that is free of chlorine or fluoride for drinking or bathing. Feeding a grain-free diet for a while could be beneficial as well. This treatment protocol is not toxic as some of the conventional treatments can be.

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 11, 2012 at 3:13 PM
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