How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 27994
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

8 month old rat terrier ears really red and loosing hair at

Customer Question

8 month old rat terrier ears really red and loosing hair at back of ears and top of head near ears now around eyes no other symptoms seems very healthy and active
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Robert, Can you upload a photo(s) of these areas to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see that icon) or you can use an external app such as

I'm concerned that the redness and hair loss in those areas represents demodectic mange ("red mange").

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I can not send picture what do I need to do meds or
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I understand. It's best to confirm the diagnosis by having Jack's vet skin scrape Jack looking for the mites. Once diagnosed you can elect not to treat because most cases of juvenile demodicosis will remiss unaided within a few months. If treatment is recommended by a vet, it can consist of oral daily ivermectin or a new oral drug called Bravecto which lasts for 3 months after just one dose. These can be dispensed by Jack's vet. Because Jack is a small dog, an over the counter tick collar containing amitraz may be effective. The Preventic collar (and generics) contain amitraz and can be found in many pet/feed stores.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Jack. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

Related Dog Veterinary Questions