How to Get Rid of Dog Scabies

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Scabies is a mite caused by sarcoptics and can usually be treated with prescriptions from a veterinarian. Get rid of scabies in your dog with help from a practicing veterinarian in this free video on dog health care.

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Hey, I'm Dr. Bob Pane, a veterinarian at How to get rid of dog scabies. Scabies is a mite caused by sarcoptics and usually a sarcoptic mite that is easy to find in scrapings from a veterinarian. Again make sure you know that's what you have got by going to a veterinarian and making sure that's defined properly. If you find that, I personally use Lime Sulfur Dips once a week or use something like Ivermectin once every couple weeks just to get rid of it. The trick is also to make sure everybody in the family and any other animal you may have in your family is treated as well because it's very infectious. You also have to get the environment. If you don't get the environment you could reinfect themselves. So we treat the environment and treat the animals for at least a month and then we rescrape them and make sure there is no mange mites. But we treat topically with Lime Sulfur Dips or an antiseborrheic shampoo that will kill mites. We also use things like Revolution or Advantage that will have an anti-mite affect topically and also kills fleas and other parasites as well. Ivermectin you have got to be careful. You can't use those in Border Collies or Aussie's. The have a problem with P450, a Cytochrome that's not made and they'll die sometimes when you give that injection so you do not give it orally or inject it unless the veterinarian approves that dosage because I have seen dogs get really sick with that. But again topical treatment, oral medication, injectable medication, environmental treatment is all important. It's all inclusive and your veterinarian will be able to tell you the three or four things that be recommended in getting rid of it in your whole family because you don't want this to become embedded in your environment because it can be embedded and be a problem. Wildlife sometimes brings it into your back yard so if there is wildlife that has scabies, I won't say I suggest you getting rid of them but you need to be aware of that so you can make sure you topically treat this properly.


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