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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I just got my puppy from NC, and found out he may have

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I just got my puppy from NC, and found out he may have mange, how do I know, and if he does, what is the best treatment. I do have other four legged children in my home.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

The treatment for mange depends on which type it is. There are Demodex mites and Sarcoptes mites that can cause mange. They are treated a little differently.

Demodex is treated with Ivermectin. Here is a nice write up on that type:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=630

Sarcoptes is treated with Revolution, Advantage or Ivermectin. Here's a nice write up:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=616

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.