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Does K9 Advantix kill mange mites My dog has been extra itchy

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Does K9 Advantix kill mange mites? My dog has been extra itchy for the last week or so. I used the product on Tue. and have been brushing her and fish oil caps orally.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jaime replied 7 years ago.

Advantix does not kill mange mites. Here is the label use for Advantix (imidacloprid):

Imidacloprid topical solution is indicated for the treatment of adult and larval stage fleas in dogs and cats. The combination product with permethrin (K9 Advantix® ), adulticide/larvicide for fleas, to repel and kill ticks, and mosquitos in dogs only.

Revolution is used to treat sarcoptic mange only. If you think your pet may have mange I recommend that you visit your veterinarian.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How common are mange mites. Would she be itching around her neck mainly with mange mites?
Expert:  Dr. Jaime replied 7 years ago.
I consider mange mites fairly common. They are diagnosed with a skin scraping. Other common causes of itching in this area are bacterial infection, atopy, yeast or fungal infection, insect bite hypersensitivity. If she is itching frequently around her neck I would strongly recommend that she be evaluated by a veterinarian to determine the cause.
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