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    Re: Poor Louie!!!

    Fred had mange and my vet gave him a steroid and antibiotic. He was doing great with everything and then on his last day of the steroid he developed pancreatitis. I wasn't home so I couldn't take him back to his normal vet. They ran tests on him and found out that the steroid had a bad effect and that's what caused the pancreatitis. So just be careful. I have the name of the steroid but don't have it right now with me. If you would like to know which one it is I can look it up in my paperwork. It cost me over 2000.00 dollars to get him back to normal. I'm still in the process of changing his diet. I can't wait until my baby is completely back to himself. It was a very scary experience because I've never had a dog with mange. Also the vet told me the reason fred developed mange is because Fred's immune system isn't very strong. I've been giving him vitamins every day and the mange has cleared up.

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    Re: Poor Louie!!!

    Oh yes please tell me what steroid? And what vitamins do you give your baby?



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    Re: Poor Louie!!!

    A steroid will weaken the immune system. We never give steroid to dogs with mange because it can make it worse. I've never heard of a steroid given to a dog with mange.

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    Re: Poor Louie!!!

    Actually Louie isn't on a steroid he is on ivermectin. He seems to be doing fine on it so far.



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    Re: Poor Louie!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by I Love Louie View Post
    Actually Louie isn't on a steroid he is on ivermectin. He seems to be doing fine on it so far.

    Yep that should take care of it.

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    Re: Poor Louie!!!

    Hi, my 6 month old puppy was just diagnosed with demodicosis and was put on the same medicine your pup did. Since your original post is over 2 years old I was hoping you can let me know what your experience was with the treatment and if your dog is doing better now? Any advise you can give me?

    Thanks,

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