I have a one year old pit bull and she has mange. I took her to the vet and was told it's the type that is not contagious. I was told she has a weak immune system and she stresses and that's the cause of the mange. I waas also told NOT to breed her. It seems we've been treating the mange since late last summer. She still has it. I can't afford anymore medication for her. She is such a beautiful and smart dog but when I look at her I see her miserable and I hate seeing her like that. Does anyone know a safe, inexpensive remedy for mange and how long it takes for it to go away? I also noticed she started getting ear infections around the time she got the mange. Anyone know if one is related to the other or just coincidence? What is a safe and inexpensive treatment for the ears? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
WinterGlow, There are two types of Mange, one is called Sarcoptic mange Which is contagious the other is demotectic mange which is NOT contagious. Stress CAN cause flare ups so if they have been clear of it the stress will cause the symptoms to come back.
Op If your dog is continueing to get Mange I have to wonder what shape her immune system is in. A weaked immune system can cause dogs to continue to have problems with mange. What are you feeding her because that can cause the immune system to weaken if the dog is not getting the right nutrients?
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