Treating mites in dogs can be an annoying thing for dog lovers. Mites that attack dogs are usually called demodex. They naturally exist on the skin. However, in good body condition, they will not cause a demodex outbreak, which will lead to skin problems. However, demodex with massive infection is dangerous, and it needs immediate treatment. Besides consuming time, you also have to train your patience to eradicate demodex completely. It is easy to diagnose, but rather difficult to cure. You have to follow these three remedies for mites on dogs.
The first therapy given to dogs diagnosed with demodicosis is ivermectin. It is used in treatment because it is a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic drug. Therefore, on the first use, it is recommended to apply a low dose. After that, increase the dose while seeing sensitivity response or effect side that happened. The dogs which have high sensitivity against Ivermectin may show the presence of decreased activity and loss of balance. Therefore, it is administered subcutaneously with repeated intervals a week. It comes with the recommended dose of 0.2-0.4 ml/kg body weight, and 0.16 ml to be injected subcutaneously with repeat intervals once a week.
CTM and Fish Oil
Chlorpheniramine meleat (CTM) is given as the second therapy of treating mites in dogs with a recommended dose of 2-4 mg/kg body weight. In this case, it is given orally twice a day. It is used to relieve symptoms of insect-induced allergies. Make sure there is sufficient time between one dose and the next. Stop using chlorpheniramine after the allergy symptoms subside as this medication is only used for a short period of time. On the other hand, you may also want to slightly boost your dogs’ medication by giving fish oil. Linoleic acid found in fish oil provides health for your dog’s skin. Moreover, fish oil helps to maintain healthy kidneys and heart, as well as lower the cholesterol levels in your dog and increases endurance, which make your dog’s healing faster.
The use of Amitraz is highly recommended because it is a formamidine and monoamineoxidase in xylene solution. The dosage of 1 ml of Amitraz must be dissolved in 100 ml of water, and it is used for bathing. For long-haired dogs, it is better to shave their fur first for easy Amitraz treatment. Bathe the dog at intervals of one week. All treatments are better carried out in a sustainable manner, so the results of treating mites in dogs can be maximized.