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My 9 month old puppy and I have been dealing with Dem. mange since I adopted her in March. She has been on Ivermectin oral for 60 plus days thought we were over it . Had almost 2 wks with no meds then the itching started again . Now she is back on Ivermectin again. I fear we will never get this under control . All this medication and scrapings are so costly. She also had giardia which I think might finally be over. We will know for sure next week aafter the results of her fecal test are done. That also took many many different meds before it was under control. Please help we love her dearly

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July 3, 2016 at 2:32 PM

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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. This is a less toxic approach than the conventional dips.

I would also use the homeopathic DERMA-IONX both internally and externally to heal and soothe the skin as well as rebuilding the immune system. Giving probiotics, vitamin C, and Omega 3,6,9 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 choose fish or turkey if your dog is not allergic to that protein. 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.

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
July 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM
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