January 16, 2013 1:46 PM Subscribe
Family dog overseas has the disease Mange
. Need more information around a possible cure for it.
posted by pakora1 to pets & animals (9 answers total)
Our family dog overseas has Mange. He is a purebred German Sheppard, 8 years old, male. He got this around 2 years back and my family has been trying to get rid of the disease for awhile with no luck. The poor thing suffers a lot as he cannot sit for long periods without itching. We have tried acid baths (the ones recommended by vets) and other medicines available in Asia but with no luck and also these damage the liver as far as we know. Although he is not in the severe condition as you may see some of the dogs in the link given above (he still has a good coat of hair) he still needs regular medication.
Since this is Asia we are talking about and the facilities/medicines available there I am now on a hunt for a solution in USA. Some questions below--
Has anyone had any experience with this?
Do you know if there is a cure?
What kind of veterinarian specialist (if any) should I consult?
What exactly is a Tick doctor as it relates to a veterinarian?
Any links to knowing more on it?
The goal is to see if there is anything out there that we can try and havent done so far.