After doing Borax and peroxide for mange, can you dry them with hair dryer since my dogs are long hair?
Also known as scabies, sarcoptic mange is a highly contagious disease caused by a mite which burrows into the skin creating a red, moist, inflamed and sometimes crusty appearance on a dog’s skin. Sarcoptic mange often causes intense itching in addition to hair loss, scabs and sores. It is spread through contact with animals and places that are infested.
Puppies and juvenile dogs under 3 years of age are the most frequent victims of Demodectic mange. They are born with immature, under-functioning immune and digestive systems, both of which are critical contributors to a puppy’s ability to control its mite population even in the best of times. Unfortunately puppies fast some of their most immune challenging stresses early in life such as re-homing, vaccines, neutering and more. Rescue dogs have the cards stacked against them higher because of the deficits and extra stresses they’ve endured.
Is there any cure for dogs with mange
Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs - Symptoms & Treatment | petMD
In pets with generalized mange infection, those that are less than a year old have a 30-50% likelihood of clearing the infection even though it is widespread. These pets clear the infection because their immune systems kick into gear and they do not necessarily need medical treatment. For pets that do not spontaneously clear an infection, a prescription medication such as sulfurated lime or amitraz ( for dogs) is used.Certain dog breeds develop mange (demodex) infections more often than other breeds. This includes purebred and mixed-bred dogs with these genetics. For example, dogs with Bulldog genetics are predisposed to demodex. These include the Boxer, American Staffordshire Terrier or Pit Bull, English Bulldog, and Boston Terrier. Other breeds predisposed to develop demodex include: Afghan Hound, Beagle, Chihuahua, Chow Chow, Collie, Dachshund, Dalmatian, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Old English Sheep Dog, Pointer, Pug, Shar Pei, and Shih-Tzu.Dogs are more likely to have mange (demodex) infections than are cats. Puppies and young dogs are more prone to demodex than adult dogs, but healthy puppies generally clear the infection within a few weeks. Puppies and adult dogs that are stressed or physically ill are prone to develop demodex infections. Among the stressors that suppress the immune system so that dogs develop mange are:It's also possible that some lines of purebred dogs carry lowered resistance to the mites, and that stress can trigger an active infestation. In any case, demodectic mange symptoms include thinning of the hair around the eyes and mouth and on the front legs that evolves into patches of hair loss approximately one inch in diameter. This mange may correct itself within three months or may require treatment.