When in doubt get a second opinion. It has been my experience that vets don't typically treat localized demodetic mange.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
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.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.