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how to treat skin mites

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how to treat skin mites

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Does Dollie have demodex mites or sarcoptic mites?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

dont know

Ok I will cover both then.

To figure out what type of mites she has, she would need to have a skin scrape done by a vet. The vet would examine the skin scrape under a microscope.

If she has demodex mange, she will need ivermectin which is a prescription medication.

If it is just one small spot, you can try goodwinol ointment.

If she has sarcoptic mange, she would need revolution which is a topical medication that also prevents fleas.

Sarcoptic mange causes severe itching. Often on the ears or feet.

Demodex causes patchy hair loss. Often just one spot is affected.

I have heard of people having luck with this: happy jack mange medicine

I hope this helps.

If you have additional questions, please reply again.



Customer: replied 2 years ago.

wher do i get the treatment from

The ivermectin and revolution have to be purchased from a veterinarian.

The happy jack and goodwinol are over the counter. You can buy them at and online pet stores. They may sell it at petsmart as well but I would call ahead to make sure they have it in stock.

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