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Demo Mange – Demodectic Mange Mites

Veterinarians all over the U.S. have recognized that treating for Sarcoptic and Demo Mange is easier than it used to be.  The traditional treatment using toxic dips are not as accepted as they were years ago.  More and more Veterinarians are trusting and recommending PetsBestRxTM products for Demo Mange because the treatment PENETRATES deeply to eliminate the mites safely, heals the skin and infection and also has a treatment for its environment to prevent re-contamination.

We thought you could use some information about Demo Mange. Demodectic Mange is also commonly known as Demo Mange, Puppy Mange, Red Mange, Demodex Mange. Finding the right  Demo Mange Medicine to treat Demo Mange is critical..

Most generalized demo mange starts as localized demodicosis.

30-50% of dogs under age 1 recover spontaneously from demo mange

ADULT ONSET— Most demodicosis occurs in young dogs.  An older dog should not get demo mange unless it has an underlying problem with its immune system, possibly even cancer.  A veterinarian should be consulted regarding possible primary diseases.

JUVENILE ONSET — 30-50% of dogs under age 1 year recover spontaneously from generalized demo mange without any form of treatment. Usually treatment is recommended, though, to facilitate recovery.

Demo Mange Mites are transferred from mother to pup

All dogs raised normally by their mothers possess this mite as mites are transferred from mother to pup via cuddling during the first few days of life.  (After the pup is older it is unable to pick up demo mange mites. Puppies raised by hand, do not ever get demodex mites.)  For some reason, conditions change in certain dogs to allow demo mange mites to “gain the upper hand;” the mites proliferate and can cause serious skin disease.

Mites are not transmitted to people or other dogs except from mother dog to pup as described. Demo mange (unlike Sarcoptic Mange) is not contagious.

Mites live inside hair follicles — a difficult place for miticides (chemicals that combat mites) to reach.  Because the mites live so deep in the hair follicles, infection is often present.  You will want to treat your pet for the infection quickly.  Infection will cause your pet to become lethargic from the infection and the mites.

Some Reference Links on Demo Mange:

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  • Mange isn’t typically lethal, but it often leads to a dog becoming weak, emaciated, hairless and prone to dying of something else.
  • Mange is caused by mites in the dog’s skin, so so that they can treat mange properly, you must remove the mites.
  • Mange usually begins as a localized problem to the young dog’s face.
  • Mange is an infestation of tiny parasites or mites on the skin of dogs.
  • Mange in dogs can be treated very effectively by creating a mixture of 1% hydrogen peroxide solution in borax and water.


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