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Hello everyone, my English bulldog has been diagnosed with demodex. She's started Mitaban dips and expierenced side effects after her second dip. I'm trying to research the dips but it seems that everyone here has generalized demodex where Albie has only a few small bald spots on her head. No redness, no oozing. I'm questioning weather she's being over treated and if the stress from the two dips will proove to be worse for her mild condition than not having started Mitaban at all. Also, is it safe to discontinue the dips before a negative skin scraping? I will speak to my vet of course, but at this point I'm not completely sure that I trust his motives in starting her on the dips. He simply told us that she had demodex mites and could be left that afternoon for a " smelly little dip" that might need to be repeated in two weeks. I regret not choosing to research this BEFORE leaving her that afternoon and fear that my puppy who would otherwise have cleared up on her own may be doomed develope generilized demodex as a result of stress and chemicals at three weeks old. Thank you all for any insight
 

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Albie A said:
Hello everyone, my English bulldog has been diagnosed with demodex. She's started Mitaban dips and expierenced side effects after her second dip. I'm trying to research the dips but it seems that everyone here has generalized demodex where Albie has only a few small bald spots on her head. No redness, no oozing. I'm questioning weather she's being over treated and if the stress from the two dips will proove to be worse for her mild condition than not having started Mitaban at all. Also, is it safe to discontinue the dips before a negative skin scraping? I will speak to my vet of course, but at this point I'm not completely sure that I trust his motives in starting her on the dips. He simply told us that she had demodex mites and could be left that afternoon for a " smelly little dip" that might need to be repeated in two weeks. I regret not choosing to research this BEFORE leaving her that afternoon and fear that my puppy who would otherwise have cleared up on her own may be doomed develope generilized demodex as a result of stress and chemicals at three weeks old. Thank you all for any insight
When in doubt get a second opinion. It has been my experience that vets don't typically treat localized demodetic mange.
 

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Again, thank you for so much information. My vet said Stella's skin problem is due to fleas, but was going to give her a Lime-Sulfur dip tomorrow. After reading this, I'm going to call and thank her but tell her we've changed our mind about this. (Stella's already had skin scrapings and she didn't find any mange or scabies.) She did put her on Cephalexin, and Benadryl, which I'll continue, but I think I try some of the natural solutions listed her before we spray, dip or feed her any more chemicals. Thanks again!
 

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.... maybe i'm paranoid... cux i've read about mange...

but Marvel scratches and bites his leg sometime... u don't think he has mange?...

how often or intense the scratching would you start to consider to see the vet about it?
 

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Bowser has demodex mange above his eye. We went to the vet 2 weeks ago and then gave us some Goodwinol ointment that I have to put on his head every night. He is doing much better 2 weeks later, still not 100% but he is getting there.

I have read in many places that there are two types of demodex mange, localized(less than 4 spots) and generalized(more than 4 spots. Usually if its localized it will go away on its own once the puppies immune system kicks back in but its good to use the goodwinol ointment anyway.
 

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st0neski said:
Bowser has demodex mange above his eye. We went to the vet 2 weeks ago and then gave us some Goodwinol ointment that I have to put on his head every night. He is doing much better 2 weeks later, still not 100% but he is getting there.

I have read in many places that there are two types of demodex mange, localized(less than 4 spots) and generalized(more than 4 spots. Usually if its localized it will go away on its own once the puppies immune system kicks back in but its good to use the goodwinol ointment anyway.
ahhh, Bowser got worse after this post. Today he gets to spend the day at the vet to get a dip, smong other things. Hope the dip works out for him.
 

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okay, so madison has had these bumps that keep coming up.. and we thought it was allergies but aren't so sure. at first they weren't red. they just looked like her normal skin colour, now in the last.. i'd say two weeks they started to become blister like. like they're bloody blisters that need to pop or something. then she itches.. and then she bleeds. i was just wondering if this is mange.. or allergies? or if it sounds like anything else. thanks to anyone who replies.
 

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can we get a picture of what your talking about so we can evaluate it by chance?
 

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best pictures i could take of it, hope it's good enough. when the bumps rise, they're like her normal skin colour.. then go to really red like blood bumps and then when she scratches they bleed and turn into scabs. it was first on her back, then sides, back legs, a little on the neck and now she has a little bit on the face. well here they are:




 

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not sure what our bully has?? please help

Our english bulldog is a little over a year. about two weeks ago he scratched his neck area ( top ) til he bled. he has never really done this before. we bathed him and put neosporin on the sore. it scabbed up and looks clear but he has lost some hair in the area. he doesn't scratch anymore ... any suggestions on what to do at this point? will his hair grow back. someone suggested putting vitamin E on the area? the vet just said if he continues to scratch to bring him in?
 

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I know I am posting this way after the thread began, however, our puppy has D-mange and DOES itch. I know they say it doesn't itch but in some cases it can irritate the dog. He tends to naw on himself or run alongside the bed or roll around on his back like crazy to relieve his itch. He gained a slight infection from scratching. He doesn't scratch at all times, just occasionally. Skin tests prove it is D- mange and no other.

So my point being, if your dog it irritated by his skin don't rule out D-Mange because they say it doesn't itch. It varies dog to dog, like with almost everything.
 
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