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Use Nu-Stock To Treat Demodectic Mange At Home

May 2nd, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

There are more than a few ways to treat demodectic mange. Some of them are more commonly known, like Ivermectin or Mitaban dips. These are usually given by vets, and are typically administered for more severe cases of the skin problem, which is also known as ‘generalized mange’. But what if your dog has localized … Read more

Does Motor Oil Really Help Against Demodectic Mange?

April 30th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Articles | Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

You may have heard this one before: “If your dog has demodectic mange, just get some motor oil and rub it on the infected parts. It’ll get better, trust me!” This remedy has all the features of an old wives’ tale. A rumor heard from a bar somewhere? Check. Advice supposedly passed down from ‘seasoned … Read more

The One Thing You Absolutely Need To Know About Demodectic Mange

April 27th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

According to most people, demodectic mange is one of the worst problems your dog can get. It severely damages the skin and makes your dog look diseased (even though he absolutely isn’t). Worst of all, the mange seems almost impossible to get rid of. If you’re agreeing with this statement, it probably means that you’ve … Read more

Is It Possible To Treat Demodectic Mange At Home?

April 25th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

Whenever people think of mange, the first thing that comes to mind is, “That looks terrible, they should get some medical help quick!” They’re not wrong too – generalized demodectic mange is a terrible sight to behold. In fact, dogs with a severe case of ‘red mange’ would have been written off as a hopeless … Read more

Did You Know That Demodectic Mange Comes In Two Different Types?

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted by stong in Articles | Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

Demodectic Mange is a single specific skin problem in dogs, but what people usually don’t realize is that it’s often categorized into two types: localized and generalized. The main difference between the two is the severity of the symptoms in each type, but there are others as well, such as the locations of these symptoms … Read more

It’s no question that demodectic mange can be a tough problem to troubleshoot, and the earlier it’s discovered, the higher the chances of a swift recovery. But here’s the problem: how do we identify a case of demodectic mange in its earliest stages? To be honest, spotting an early sign of the skin problem is … Read more

When Can You Stop Using Ivermectin for Demodectic Mange?

April 19th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

If you’re already giving your dog an Ivermectin treatment for the mange, you could be wondering just how long you’ll need to do this before the skin problem heals up. After all, making them swallow or accept the injections is never an easy job, plus the fact that you can’t see any improvement on the … Read more

Dog With Mange Saved From Death (Video)

April 17th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

Another dog saved, just one day away from being put down. It’s amazing how many people believe that demodectic mange is incurable and so terrible that the only way out is death for the dogs.

Is Demodectic Mange Contagious?

April 16th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

For most people, the word ‘mange’ brings to mind a body with severely damaged and horrendously itchy skin, and being highly contagious. The first two qualities are more or less correct, but the phrase ‘contagious mange’ is a little misunderstood. Sarcoptic Mange is contagious, but not demodectic mange The main reason why the misunderstanding exists … Read more

It Might Look Bad, But There’s No Need For Euthanasia!

April 13th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange - (Comments Off)

It’s depressing to think that many people don’t know how to handle skin problems on their dogs. They take one look at the rashes covering the body and they just go, ‘Well I guess there’s no hope left for him/her’. That’s just wrong! Luckily for the dog in this story, she was saved just before … Read more