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When Can You Stop Using Ivermectin for Demodectic Mange?

April 19th, 2012 | Posted by stong in Demodectic Mange

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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 skin even after a week or so of administering the medicine makes it exceedingly frustrating.

So when can you expect to stop the treatment? Unfortunately, demodectic mange is a tough nut to crack, so it’s safe to say that the mange isn’t going to disappear anytime soon if you’ve only been doing this for a week.

Most estimates mark the fourth week of treatment as the point where signs of improvement start becoming visible, but the mange typically requires up to eight weeks time before it can be considered ‘cured’.

And that’s only the best-case scenario; most dogs with generalized mange may experience a longer timeframe before their mange is treated completely, while a few may never benefit from an Ivermectin treatment.

Therefore, if you’re still in the midst of your first to third week without seeing any results, just keep plugging away and you’ll eventually see some improvement on your dog’s skin.


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