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My pug has demodectic mange that won't go away. After a treatment of antibiotics & ivermectin, the mites returned a month later. What can I do to help rid her of this problem? Thank you!

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August 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

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Dear Dusti,

Demodectic mange is an opportunistic infection because the immune system is weak. I would bathe with DEFENDEX shampoo once weekly for 4-6 weeks or a couple of weeks past having a negative skin scraping. I would also use DERMA-IONX to heal and soothe the skin as well as rebuilding the immune system. Giving digestive enzymes, probiotics, vitamin C, MSM, and Omega 3,6,9 will all help in that goal. DERMA-IONX also helps the body to better utilize the supplements. It is easy to give by adding it to the food or water. I prefer to add a half dose to the food twice a day on the food.

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

Best wishes,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
August 5, 2014 at 8:42 AM
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