The vet may prescribe antibiotics and antifungal medication for secondary infections. In puppies, a series of lime sulfur dips should kill the mites.
Take precautions – scabies mites don’t discriminate between canines and humans. Canine mites can’t live on you, but they can stick around long enough to cause a rash.
“Canine mites can’t live on you, but they can stick around long enough to cause a rash.”
Ivermectin, a dewormer used for heartworm prevention, eliminates excess mange mites. Dogs of collie heritage should not receive this medication. Other drugs are available to fight demodicosis, and as with scabies antibiotics and medicated shampoos are used for treating infected lesions.
With proper treatment and a good diet, that mangy mutt should look like a magnificent mixed breed in no time.
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