Treating Demodex Mange - 3 Mistakes You Need To Avoid

  • 19/02/2014

Demodectic mange treatment should always be overlooked by a vet.

Along the way with treatment I made a few mistakes that only prolonged the treatment for my dog.

I'm going to tell you in this article how you can save time and money by avoiding these three mistakes and possibly defeat two problems with one treatment.

Believe it or not, there are many dogs that suffer from demodectic mange. The first step in the process is getting your dog diagnosed by a vet. By doing this you will become aware of just what type of mange your dog has. All that they do is take a scraping of your dogs skin and analyze it through a microscope.

If you don't know already there are two different types of mange. The first is sarcoptic and the second is demodectic.

These mistakes are done not just by myself but by a lot of dog owners. If I was aware of these mistakes I would not of wasted any time. Demodex mites increase fast and spread if nothing is done to get rid of them.

The three mistakes I made during demodectic mange treatment are:

1. Delaying Treatment - Don't wait. Once mange is diagnosed start treating the mange everyday. Stay consistent. Prevent your dog from any scratching or biting. When you notice an outbreak you can always give your dog a few Benadryl.

2. Allowing Dirt Build Up - I used to give my dog a bath once a month. My dog would get 3-4 baths a month after diagnosed with mange. This helps prevents the dog pores from getting clogged. I tried a few shampoos but the all natural oatmeal shampoo seemed to work the best at decreasing the flaky skin.

3. Providing A Basic Diet - I was slow on providing extra vitamins for my dog. This really helps the immune system fight off the mites. Omega 3 fatty acids help the most. Fish and salmon have these and dogs love fish.

My dog had mange very severe. Once I started treatment everyday I would notice improvement.

After I gave my dog a bath each time I could notice the amount improvement. The best thing that helped was getting my dog's immune system developed.

Avoiding the three mistakes above will help demodectic mange treatment go by faster. Before the mites get out of hand, take special care of your dog.

Give your dog plenty of exercise and plenty of attention.


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