Ted's Dog Mange Cure
I have a small mixed breed dog - Lhasa Apso/Maltese/Poodle/Terrier? She is 10 years old and has had recurring Demodex mange for about the last three years. It is mostly on her paws. I have tried Mitaban dips several times, it works temporarily but then the mange returns. Most recently, I tried Ivomec and my dog had a horrible seizure. It was the most awful frightening experience I have ever had. I vowed to try an alternative treatment that would be safe for her.
I have been using the Peroxide/water/borax rinse for about 3 weeks now. I have been doing it about once a week. When I treat her, she does stop itching for a day or two, but then the itching returns and her feet get very red. Yesterday, when I tried to treat her paws, she wouldn't put her feet in the mixture and then she acted as if the treatment was stinging or burning her paws. I only left it on about 5 minutes and then I felt compelled to rinse her paws with fresh water so they didn't hurt. Today, however, her paws aren't as red and irritated as they were yesterday, and she isn't licking them at all.
Do I need to do the treatment on a daily basis for awhile in order to help her improve quicker? I am praying that this works - I can't do the Ivomec again and I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions would really be appreciated!! Thank you so much!
Delbarton, WV USA