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Our 7 year-old short-hair Border Collie-mix rescue dog has sufferred from Demodetic Mange for several years. We have been able to treat him somewhat successfully, but the real problem is the front paws and interdigital cysts from the infections. Have you had good success with your products or other products with this problem? Any advice you can give would be very much appreciated. Thank you so much!

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September 7, 2014 at 11:21 PM



Dear Sharon,

Demodectic mange is an opportunistic infection because the immune system is weak. I would bathe his paws with DEFENDEX shampoo once or twice weekly as needed. 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 probiotics, MSM, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9 will all help in that goal. DERMA-IONX also helps the body to better utilize the supplements. 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. Based upon the response you get I can help you with the next step.

Best wishes,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
September 8, 2014 at 8:08 AM
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