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How can we get rid of scabies,on our dog

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How can we get rid of scabies,on our dog?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.
Hi Harlan 1977,

Welcome to Just Answer. Can you answer a couple questions to help me out?
1) How was your dog diagnosed with scabies?
2) How old is he/she?
3) What breed?
4) Where are the lesions at?

I apologize if I'm asking a question you already have answered. All your information is not yet posted on my screen.

Dr. Bruce
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
He was 6 months when he got scabies. The leisons are around the stomach area,face and hind legs. Not sure exactly what breed dog is. Dog is 6months old/male.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.
Has a veterinarian done a skin scrape and seen the mite on a slide under a microscope?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
nom There are no vets in the area we live.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
There are no vets in the area we live.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No. There are no vets in the area we live.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
There are no vets in the area we live.
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 8 years ago.
How far away is the nearest vet clinic? That is going to be the place to get the medication to treat your dog for scabies. If that is what it is. A middle aged dog is not the most likely candidate for scabies. Here is some good info on scabies.

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

So to diagnose it a skin scrape is made. To treat it, the revolution product is very safe and very effective. You need to see a vet for it.

I just re-read your previous posts, one says 6 months, the other says 6 years. If he is the 6 months, then yes, scabies would be high on the list of possibilities for the areas of the lesions. If they are not itchy, then demodex is the most likely candidate. If they are very itchy, sarcoptic mange is the most likely candidate.

Here is the info on demodex.

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

I would highly recommend getting him in to be seen so the appropriate therapy can be started.
Dr. Bruce
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