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Demodex Mites - demodicosis caused by Dermodex Canis

 
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:22 pm    Post subject: Demodex Mites - demodicosis caused by Dermodex Canis Reply with quote

A few months back Grace's coat appeared to show a few red blemishes on the fur which first appeared on the back of her body just up from the tail, then a few more balding marks started to appear on the underside of her body and her back paws, our vet first thought it was just viral but these were still there when she reached 6 months old so while she was getting spayed the vet took a biopsy to check the blemishes out, it turned out that she had developed dermodex mites, (vet suggested it was probably while suckling mummy) all dogs suffer dermodex mites but due to an under developed immune system some puppy's cannot quite cope with them and need a little help to eradicate.

Thats Grace now finished her last aludex bath (a series of 8 baths each monday, followed by 2 scrappings a month apart to check the mites have gone) and her last scrapping has been taken to confirm the demodex mites have disappeared, hopefully never to surface again. These dermodex mites burrow into the fur at close quarters should mummy dog have this.

just recently read my Vets notes - treatment by advocate spot on would eventually attend to the - demodicosis caused by Dermodex Canis but that way would be a slow process, the dermodex baths erradacated the mites faster. Exclamation I have put a couple on pics on my album as a sample of the blemishes if this helps, Grace's coat is now back to normal after treatment.
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