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sasha101
September 20th, 2009, 10:56 PM
Does anyone know of a remedy for mange that works besides doing the vet thing, our little fellow turned up on our doorstep with a little bit of dermadictic (sp) mange. I dont want to spend $45 each for six dips that the vet said he can do, it seems way to expensive, what is it they use and can I buy something to treat him myself. Thanks in advance :D

hazelrunpack
September 20th, 2009, 11:08 PM
How extensive is the mange? If it's pretty widespread, you might find the dips to be a bargain--demodectic mange can be pretty bad if you don't get it under control.

If it's just a few small patches, you can try Goodwinol. It's a topical that worked quite well for our Macie when we discovered she had it. I think we needed a prescription from the vet, but we ordered it through an online vet supply catalogue. In addition, we supplemented her with Lipaderm (also ordered online)--it's an oil that you can add to the food. Lots of omega-3's and 6's. The omega-6s are great for stimulating the immune system, and demodectic mange is basically an immune system disorder.

Don't mess with it too long, though. If the mange is extensive or if it worsens, I'd go with the dips!