Pups, mange and crossed eyes from google-ing

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SarahBeth9394, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Our little pup has a spot on his tail that the vet said was mange. He's had two Ivermectin treatments. The last one was ten days ago. I have been google-ing till my eyes are crossed trying to find out when it will be ok to introduce the pup to the other dogs. They really want to see each other. I'm just not finding good info telling me how to know when it will be ok. He's not trying to bite or scratch and is hair has begun to grow back. So all you vets and vet techs what do you suggest. It was a mild case that we caught before he scratched or got sores on it. . If I can get him to be still enough to get a pic tonight I'll post it.

  2. coopgirl

    coopgirl In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    Jesup, GA
    Which type of mange is it?
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I personally would go ahead an do it. If the hair is growing back your probably good.
  4. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    Quote:Oops, it's sarcroptic mange.

  5. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    When we bring in rescues with sarcoptic we don't integrate until a scraping is negative and it's been at least 2 weeks from the last treatment. We are really paranoid though.
  6. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Songster

    Aug 23, 2008
    They didn't do a skin scraping initially so I don't think they will do one to make sure it's gone. But since it was mild and he's had two treatments I'm thinking that this Wed will be two weeks since his last treatment (the first one was 2 weeks before that) I just may go ahead and introduce the dogs. He's been looking out the patio at the yard like he's ready to go out, be a dog and join the pack. The big girls have been sniffing him through the screen. One is just dieing to be his mommy and I'm ready for her to be. lol
  7. We have that COMMMON problem at my father in law's house (VERY COMMON over there!).
    Go to your local pet store and get some DIP. It works great. We had to do my father in law's dogs every month cuz he has it so bad (no idea why!).

  8. lorieMN

    lorieMN Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    DO NOT DIP THE DOG IF YOU HAVE ALLREADY USED IVOMEC!!! multiple treatments may make the dog sick or kill it
  9. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    Ivermectin is much better than a dip from a petstore. Personally I try to avoid any type of dips, shampoos, or topicals from petstores or grocery store unless I'm confident in their safety and efficacy. Most are rather scary and ineffective when you really compare it to what's available these days. Ivermectin is quite safe for nearly all animals aside from a few breeds of dogs like collies that have a particular sensitive to it and it should be 100% effective by the 2nd or 3rd dose. Sometimes a 4th is given in more severe cases or just to be certain. For breeds sensitive to ivermectin or to avoid giving multiple doses every 7-10days revolution can be used instead and only repeated once after 2weeks. Revolution used on the standard monthly schedule will also prevent sarcoptic mange if you have other animals at risk or live in an area where the dogs keep picking it up from wildlife.

    10days from the 2nd dose should be safe if your vet didn't feel the need for a 3rd dose.
    Scrapings are somewhat pointless. If we include dogs showing minor symptoms they only show positive in 20-50% of cases. 50-80% of dogs with sarcoptic mange will be missed and the more minor the symptoms the more likely it will not show positive on a scraping. We quit doing them when I was in small animal rescue because the numbers are the same for animals like guinea pigs and it's safer just to treat with ivermectin irregardless of the results of a scraping. Personally I'd prefer to do a 3rd dose but if you aren't going to then I doubt waiting a few more days is going to do any good. The ivermectin has killed what it's going to kill so the only way you'll know if it got everything is if symptoms get worse instead of better over the next week or 2 or if you had a positive scraping that proved it wasn't completely effective. Ivermectin does not kill all life stages of internal or external parasite which is why you have to repeat it around the time the eggs would hatch or larvae would mature so you can kill the next round of adults before they lay. The 3rd dose or possibly 4th is just in case your timing was off and you missed a few that weren't in a stage they could be killed.

    The other option like I said is revolution. You can get a couple months supply for all dogs you plan to have in the house and use it monthly until you know they are clear. It is one of the more expensive monthly topicals but it also prevents heartworm and kills several other common internal parasites so it can take the place of your heartworm medication, dewormer, mange treatment, flea, and tick preventative.

  10. ametauss

    ametauss Songster

    Aug 20, 2008
    Shepherdsville, KY
    Revolution is Ivermec.... My Vet said to buy a bottle of Ivermec and dose it out from there topically. The Vet also gave me old fashioned lye dip (nasty yellow stuff) to pour on our puppy when he had scabbies... His case lasted 3.5 mths of constant treatment... he had it really bad....

    Today he's a beautiful 1y/o and about 150lbs... Love my GP!!

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