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I'm not sure I spelled the condition right but my vet diagnosed generalized didametic mange on my 58 lb American Pit Bull Terrier. She is nine months old. I realize it's not a beagle, but I was googling Ivomec when I found you and the tone of your forum inspires confidence so I hope you will help us with our pet. Gracie will be spayed in January to prevent pregnancy and meanwhile her 'friend' or companion dog is a neutered german shepherd. What I need help on is dosage as I do not want to kill our pet. The vet started with one bath a week for 2 weeks. Whatever it was, we were not allowed to pick her up from the vet or touch her until she was completely dry as they said it is very toxic. 2 weeks later she went back for a mite scrape to determine ongoing medication. She received Ivomec 1cc and is instructed to take 0.5ml daily orally for the first week and 0.7ml daily orally for the next 4 weeks. I gathered from what you said to the other lady nickle something that this is the correct dose - or close, but I'm not sure about the frequency. Different sites have said different things. Also, should I also give her Iverhart 136 ml monthly during treatment? Unfortunately I did not realize that it also contained ivomectin and have given her one dose. We are clean in using it and wash our hands and equipment carefully after every dose.

We appreciate any help you can give us so much. Our pets are members of our family, as I'm sure you understand.
 

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LaterDayEsther ,

If I understand you correctly your dog has Generalized Demodectic Mange , diagnosed by your Vet.

>>She received Ivomec 1cc and is instructed to take 0.5ml daily orally for the first week and 0.7ml daily orally for the next 4 weeks.<<
A little additional information would be helpful.
How many days worth of medication do you have?
How is your dog tolerating the Ivermectin?
Can you post a picture?
Are there any related skin infections?
What are you feeding your dog?
Any supplements or other meds?
Do you use flea prevention product? If yes , what do you use?
Has she had all shots? If no , what has she had?
When was she started on Heartworm prevention meds?
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>Also, should I also give her Iverhart 136 ml monthly during treatment? Unfortunately I did not realize that it also contained ivomectin and have given her one dose. < The Heartworm prevention (Iverhart) is not needed while on the Ivermectin treatment for the Demodex mange. You would restart the Iverhart prevention meds 30 days after last Ivermectin treatment dose for Demodex Mange.

Will be glad to help any way I can. Please post back when you can.

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I'm not sure I spelled the condition right but my vet diagnosed generalized didametic mange on my 58 lb American Pit Bull Terrier. She is nine months old. I realize it's not a beagle, but I was googling Ivomec when I found you and the tone of your forum inspires confidence so I hope you will help us with our pet. Gracie will be spayed in January to prevent pregnancy and meanwhile her 'friend' or companion dog is a neutered german shepherd. What I need help on is dosage as I do not want to kill our pet. The vet started with one bath a week for 2 weeks. Whatever it was, we were not allowed to pick her up from the vet or touch her until she was completely dry as they said it is very toxic. 2 weeks later she went back for a mite scrape to determine ongoing medication. She received Ivomec 1cc and is instructed to take 0.5ml daily orally for the first week and 0.7ml daily orally for the next 4 weeks. I gathered from what you said to the other lady nickle something that this is the correct dose - or close, but I'm not sure about the frequency. Different sites have said different things. Also, should I also give her Iverhart 136 ml monthly during treatment? Unfortunately I did not realize that it also contained ivomectin and have given her one dose. We are clean in using it and wash our hands and equipment carefully after every dose.

We appreciate any help you can give us so much. Our pets are members of our family, as I'm sure you understand.
LatterDayEsther ,

We are glad you are here at Beaglesunlimited , and , no it does not matter about you dog not being a Beag. You are among friends, we love our dogs just as you love yours , and we all share your concerns for the healthcare of our family members with fur.

You are very correct about the dips for mange treatment being toxic. You will find that most treatments for mange will have some degree of toxic risk. The main thing here is to manage the risk carefully and be vigilant about watching for any signs of reaction to the meds being used. The use of Ivermectin for demodex mange treatment is considered off label as the product is not certified by the FDA for treatment of Demodex mange , however many Vets find that Ivermectin is the treatment of choice for dogs that can safely be treated without risk of toxic reaction.
The treatment range for Demodex mange in dogs using Ivermectin that you posted as prescribed by your Vet is within the therapeutic range (for a 58 lb dog) that I am familiar with and have used when treating my dogs.
I have found that many things must be considered when treating Juvnile Demodectic Mange in my dogs and will cover this in another post.

I hope Gracie is doing OK. Post back when you can.

oldhounddog



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