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Canine Mange

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My dog has mange,she caught it from the neighbors dog.Im a single mom w/limited $$,Is there a cure I can buy at a farm/feed store instead of taking her back to vet & paying high price for perscription?? I heard that something called sheep dip will work.Is that true??
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
There really isn't a good home cure for mange.
The worry is that the sheep dip might kill your dog.
Sarcoptic mange is easier to kill, does not require many visits to treat and there are safe and effective medications available for treatment.
Lime-Sulfer dip is one method used. Ivermectin has been used by many veterinarians to kill sarcoptic mange. You may even be able to use Frontline spray to kill sarcoptic mange, used according to the directions for fleas.
You can read about mange and treatment here
http://www.lbah.com/sarcoptic_mange.htm
It also has pictures and links that may help you figure out if this is mange or something else contagious among dogs such as ringworm.
You can call the vets in your area and ask what they use to treat mange and how much they charge for treatment. They should be able to give you an estimate over the phone.
Hope this helps you!
NancyH, Dog Expert:Rescue, Train,Breed,Care
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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: tHANK-YOU FOR YOUR HELP
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
You are welcome! thank you for your accept!
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Nancy Holmes's Post: Nancy, I am unable to find the info you were talking about in the below coment...

just posted a free comment to help you with your "Canine Mange" question on Just Answer! This post is not my answer, so I have made it free of charge. To see the post and learn more about me, go to this page:
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