Demodex Mange

New Farmer 611

Dec 2, 2017
I have 2 female 4 month old pups, and somehow they have demodex mange. They haven't been around other dogs, but they have been around the chickens along with eating chicken poop, can a puppy get demodex from the chickens ??


8 Years
Apr 6, 2014
Melrose Park Illinois
Some of my dogzzzz like to wolf down chicken gum drops. I chase them away when ever I see that happening. Needless to say,,,,,,, they have indulged in it countless times. Never developed anything bad as a result.
Here is a copy and paste of some useful info I found. Hope it may answer some of your concerns.

Is demodectic mange curable?
Localized demodectic mange usually does not have to be treated, but will often resolve as the puppy ages. If a dog develops generalized demodectic mange, treament can be lengthy and expensive. Amitraz dips may be applied every two weeks. ... Dogs should not be considered "cured" until one year after their last treatment.

Is Demodex contagious?
No, demodectic mange is not contagious to other animals or humans.Demodex mites are transmitted to puppies from their mother during the first few days of life. Since the mite is found on virtually all dogs, exposure of a normal dog to one with demodectic mange is not dangerous.

How do you treat demodex mange at home?
The useful home remedies for demodectic mange include the use of hydrogen peroxide, borax, yogurt, honey, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, fish oil, lemon peels, aloe vera, neem oil, soap and water, and certain preventative practices, such as regularly cleaning your dog's bedding.May 14, 2018

Can Apple cider vinegar kill dog mange?
An apple cider vinegar bath can help get rid of the mange mites. Mix ½ cup ofapple cider vinegar with ½ cup of Borax and warm water. Be sure the Borax is fully dissolved before sponging the mixture on your dog's skin and coat. Also make sure your dog does not lick the mixture, as ingesting Borax can be harmful.

WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and :welcome

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