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Will Defendex kill the eggs and the mites on the dogs and cats and how many treaments, can you use on gerbils without hurting them? Also what is the best product to use outdoors and in that won't hurt the pets or make them sick? Spray in trees, bushes, and ground but will kill all of the mites and bugs. Could you all create an ointment or shampoo for dogs, cats, people, that will kill the eggs and the mites or bugs in one use and a repellant from them so they don't come back? I was thinking about it but I have NO MONEY OR WHO TO GO TO. Also on rugs and all types of floors.

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October 13, 2015 at 11:13 AM

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Dear Cathy,

DEFENDEX shampoo will help to loosen the mites so that in the process of bathing the pet the mites will be rinsed down the drain. I cannot recommend it for gerbils since it has not been tested on them. You can also add DEFENDEX to the wash when you wash the pets bedding. Grooming tools also need to be cleaned. It also makes a difference what kind of mites you are dealing with in how you will treat it. Demodex is not very contagious and happens when there is a low immune system.

One needs to improve the pets's immune system besides treating the mites. With Sarcoptes bathing and cleaning the house is necessary besides removing the mites from the pet. When the pet is itching a lot many owners will use the homeopathic DERMA-IONX orally and topically to make the pet more comfortable. It would be helpful to see your veterinarian to determine what kind of mites you have.

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 14, 2015 at 3:57 PM
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