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    Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    So my Bella has Demodectic mange. She has ONE spot on her side that showed the mites. The vet wants to start her first Mitaban dip tomorrow. He started her on antibiotics as well. I have been reading about this dips and they sound horrible, especially for Frenchies and their systems.

    I need help on these my Frenchie friends! I don't want this to spread but I don't want to hurt my pup. I plan on going to get some stuff to help boost her immune system tomorrow and she has the antibiotics, but should I do the dips or get a second opinion, like from a dermatologist?! She is 18 months old, just so ya know.

    Please, please give me some replies!


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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    I don't know anything about mange or these dips but I'm sorry this is happening to your baby. Hope Bella gets better soon!

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    @Cbrugs, thank you!!!


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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    I wouldn't do the dip. The antibiotics should help, plus give a spoonful of plain yogurt once a day, and give her either HardyPet Complete or NuVet Plus, they will help build the immune system. There are medicated shampoos that help also, ask your vet or another vet which one to use. I hope she gets rid of it soon.
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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    I just bought the Hardy boost online David!! Rushing it here. My friend Kelly, who owns Olive and Tetley talked to her Vet and she said with one lesions would be hesitant to do dip. Try goodwinol. Have you heard of this?!


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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    Here is a picture of the lesion. Just one. It is redder because they scraped it! I wanted you to see how small it is. I feel like we can beat this without toxic stuff!






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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    That is a small spot and hope she gets rid of it soon. I have never used the ointment your friend told you about, so I have no info on that, but it is made to help with mange,
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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    What about ivermectin?


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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    He didn't suggest that, although I will go by this morning and discuss more options. We can do dip tomorrow if I decide too. I want to call my vet I grew up with. I just need another opinion, not someone who ruses to the dip without any other course of treatment.


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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    I hope this heals fast. Good idea to get a second opinion.

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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    Awww, poor Bella, hope you can nip this in the bud soon!
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    Re: Mitaban Dip ---- HELP PLEASE!!!

    The goodwinol ointment would be my first choice with a localized lesion as you have shown. We have had varied results with the ointment, but I would definitely try it first with such a small area. Ivermectin, as someone mentioned above, is also a great treatment for Demodex in an animal that the cream didn't work or in an animal with a more generalized lesions. Lastly, sometimes you just can't avoid the dips and they do work, but you are right in being apprehensive as they can be hard on the dog (and the workers performing the dip). We usually bathe in pyoben shampoo first and dip afterwards. I have to say with the single lesion you have shown I am a little surprised a Vet would jump straight to the dips..... Good luck!

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