I gave her a bath (she gets one a month) today. I had noticed she had been scratching and spoke to the vet about it about 2 months ago. He said it was just dry skin. But now it is crusty and after the bath the places are red and splotchy looking. I found something on the internet and it looks like she may have the start of mange. I am very worried. She is our baby. I put some cortisone cream on her until I can contact the vet tomorrow. Is there something else I can do? How would she get this since she has always been an inside dog. We keep her pet area clean and treat her just like a baby. So how can she get such a awful rash?
You are bathing your Chi way too much. Short single-coated breeds do not need so much bathing.
And mange does not usually start with red blotches after bathing.
She got such an awful rash because you are treating her like a baby! Bathe her around five times a year, and feed her a good quality diet to enhance skin and coat. Or add an Omega fatty acid supplement to her current diet.
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I have an 11lb Chihuahua mix that is a rescue. He has been treated once before for Demodex mange. The vet did 3 skin scrapings between 6 Mitaban dips and his last 2 scrapings came back negative. Well, 3 months later – it’s back.
Anyone have any other suggestions – the vet is advising retreatment all over again, but we’ve gotten a second suggestion from another local vet that has advised us to use 3V vitamins to boost his immune system and he also advised us to try Goodwinol cream on his one spot. The spot is about the size of a small button, but I don’t want it to get any larger. Has anyone tried these methods, any other suggestions??
I’m really on the fence of going through treatment again or doing the alternative.
The vet you got your second opinion from sounds like a better vet to me as Mitaban dips are not recommended for toy breeds.
If the mange is localized, then the Goodwinol ointment (insecticide) is the appropriate course of action. The current treatment of choice if the Goodwinol proves ineffective is daily ivermectin.
No matter which treatment method you use, I would definitely do the vitamins. A dog with a strong, healthy immune system is better able to keep the demodex mites in check. The mites actually are on virtually every single living creature and aren’t a problem for most. Some dogs are chronically afflicted.
Good luck and I hope you get good results with the Goodwinal.
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