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  • SKIN INFO Demodex -mange – which is a mite infestation -can be hereditary in that they pass down a lack of adequate immune defense against the mites -all dogs have some mites but when there is a immune related or nutritional or environmental stresses impact the dog it gets bad - adult demodex usually means there is another health issue - not contagious -starts out with patchy bald spots the the leg head and body Treatment -really good high protein, high fat foods -Ivermectin -oral milbemycin, oral for six to eight weeks -ivermectin for demodex - Sacoptic Mange -commonly known as canine scabies -caused by the parasite Sarcoptes scabiei -easily controllable -can infect all ages and breeds -can live for days off of the host -prefer less hairy areas -small red pustules and yellow crust on the skin -very itchy - can enlarge lymph nodes -don’t itch for the first weeks of infection -contagious - usually is around eyes, mouth, ear tips and feet Treatment -clip hair -bathe with benzoyl peroxide shampoo than apply an organophosphate dip (paramite)
  • -lyme dips and Amitraz dips- every two weeks – 2 to 3 times, sponge on face and ears- dips are hard on very young or very old dogs. -revolution is good for (once a month) heartworm, flea control, ? tics, and sarcoptic mange. - ivermectin, can go away quickly if it persists it is probably demodex -people can get it as a rash, no big deal