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My adopted dog was treated with Ivermectin on Nov 19--over 2

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my adopted dog was treated with Ivermectin on Nov 19--over 2 weeks ago. he had signs of "fox mange" sarcoptic mange and was quite itchy. how long will he be contagious? the itching seems to be getting a little better
does he need additional ivermectin or just one dose?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....

Do you have other dogs?

Does Franky still have hair loss and bald patches?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he has small patches on his ears...and yes I have another dog, a collie who is very healthy. Franky had 2 treatments of Ivermectin 10 days apart
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the vet said that Franky would not infect my other dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Great. Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

Since he still has little patches on his ears, if this were me and my dog, I'd call the vet when they open tomorrow (this definitely doesn't require an expensive trip to the emergency vet today or anything) and see if they want to do a skin scraping on that area to determine if those patches are just residual from the mange, or if it's a resistant cluster.

Odds are they'll want to just give Franky another Ivermectin injection, just to be on the safe side.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.
Hi Deb,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Franky. How is everything going?