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Posted: 10/27/2001 8:51:42 AM EDT
my 5 month old jack russel has been diagnosed with demodex mange. anyone have any info on this type of mange they can pass along. has been neutered and been taking dips so far.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 9:08:29 AM EDT
commonly called puppy mange and occurs usually around eyes/muzzle and on the top of the paws. just keep up with the dips and there is a cream that your vet can get for you as a topical. my Golden Retriever got this as late as 2yrs old and it took about a month for it to stop progressing. the hair will grow back just fine if you keep up with the topical and don't let the pooch muck it up. just normal puppy mange stuff. lots o' info on the net about demodectic mange. try google. scott out
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 1:34:48 PM EDT
The vet seems to have a handle on it with the dips and such. The old ranchers around here used to dip the animal in old used motor oil. Messy as hell but it always seemed to work on a short haired dog. I had to put my Chow to sleep when she got it. There was just too much hair to make any kind of treatment practical. Are Jack Russel's good dogs or are they too hyper and and wild? Both of my German Shepards are in bad health and the kids want a smaller dog of some type.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 1:45:08 PM EDT
Gopher---I'm on my second JRT. Had first one 16 yr's. New one is 2 yr's old. They can be really hyper and strongwilled. They don't take any shit and both ours were/are alpha females. I would not recommend them for households with kids. Thats not to say you won't find mello ones, but they were bred to be little asskickers...
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 2:00:20 PM EDT
so far he has been an excellent dog. very intelligent and leans real quick. was easy to house break, does not shed, is very good with my six year old daughter. about 8 o clock at nite he gets wild hair up his ass and wants to wrestle. i don't see where the neutering has changed him one bit. but again he is only 5 months old. i would recommend one. [:)]
Originally Posted By Gopher: The vet seems to have a handle on it with the dips and such. The old ranchers around here used to dip the animal in old used motor oil. Messy as hell but it always seemed to work on a short haired dog. I had to put my Chow to sleep when she got it. There was just too much hair to make any kind of treatment practical. Are Jack Russel's good dogs or are they too hyper and and wild? Both of my German Shepards are in bad health and the kids want a smaller dog of some type.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2001 6:05:52 PM EDT
My puppy had it 8 years ago, I took him to the vet and then had to do the dip procedure. Luck to say it all turned out ok but man was it a pain in the butt for about 3 weeks!
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 6:25:27 PM EDT
Gopher there are some breeders that will garuntee a calm/sane JRT they go for about $300 around here. I want one of the little hyper asskickers myself. Anyone ever had a Rat Terrier?
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 3:29:55 AM EDT
Yep, that would be me again. Besides our female JRT, we also have a 11 year old Rat Terrier female and a 2 year old Rat Terrier male. Email me if you would like additional info on these guys...
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 4:58:40 AM EDT
Demodex can actually be found on most dogs. What happens in some dogs, is that their ability to keep them "under control" becomes compromised in some way and then the Demodex get out of control (Demodicosis). I believe the ointment you are talking about is Goodwinol, which works fine. There was a time when breeders would discontinue a line (euthanasia) if demodicosis kept showing up in the pups. Uh, since most people are extremely greedy, the "discontinuation" rarely occurs so you will see demodicosis much more frequently in the future. Keep up with the treatments and everything should be fine.
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