Posted by Julia (Olive Hill, Kentucky) on 10/02/2015
Today is day one of trying Ted's Mange treatment. I rescued Jackie Pooh 2 years ago. He had the worst case of demodectic mange ever! His 3 siblings and his Mom had it as well. His mom is was a larger beagle and his dad was a smaller pyr. His mom and siblings cleared up quickly andnicely with a grain free diet, and medicated baths. They were not as affected as Jackie Pooh. Jack has been a challenge! One of my talents has been growing hair on dogs! LOL!
I'm attaching 2 pics. One is of his back the first day I saw Jackie Pooh. The other is him a few weeks ago.
Those first few weeks were horrible. The lady that owned him since birth was unable to care for them so she asked for help. He was so shut down, he had lived his 1 1/2 year long life in the back of a dog house because the sun hurt his skin. He was terrified of everything and in so much pain and discomfort. His skin would pop open and bleed in places if you touched him. He smelled horrible. I rolled up my sleeves and said I can fix this! Yikes!
He has had numerous skin scrapes, the last 2 came back negative. He has been on a grain free diet from the start and gets probiotics and fish oil. He has been tested for thyroid issues twice. He had a complete Cushings test. His blood work has always come back great. He is neutered and HW neg.
I tried my usual routine, and used Frontline Spray on him along with medicated baths and good diet. He cleared up some. I never use Ivermectin. I hate the stuff. My vet doesn't even offer it to me for mange dogs, he knows I will say no. I was not getting anywhere with him except a few tufts of hair at a time grew in. I tried Advantage Multi. Nope. Changed foods again. Nope. Broke down and tried amitraz dip. Never again. Finally had big breakdown and tried Ivermectin even though I hate the stuff. Minimal results. So we have just continued medicated baths twice a month, good diet, fipronil spray. And this is where we have been for quite a while now. I kinda gave in and said, OK, it is what it is and I love him and he won't get adopted so I have this Kentucky Crested, as we fondly call him.
So I will give Ted's a try. Let's see if this helps. Because Pooh gets baths so often, he is great about getting wet. We didn't have any problem making or applying the treatment. If there ever was a test for Ted's treatment, it will be Jackie Pooh!!! It is certainly cheap and easy to make!
HI Julia, please submit another post for the 2nd photo. Unfortunately, the software we are using for uploading photos only allows 1 pic per post. Sorry about that!