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Kinda new here so this may be an old subject and if so please forgive me.

I want to get some facts on red mange. No assumptions please. Through the years there have been a few changes in the opinions of vets concerning red mange. Some of them go to extremes.
The literature that I believe is this one... I read that 80% of dogs carried the red mange. The red mange mites had little effect on a dog so long as the dogs immune system was strong and that female dogs coming into season and/or pregnant could show signs of the mite. Also, the mites passed from the dam to the pups during the first few days after being born and to stop this, you must remove the puppies, buy a breast pump to pump the dams milk to ensure that the antibodies from the milk build the puppies immune system . After 3-4 days of this the pups could be placed back under the care of the mother because their immune systems would be strong enough to somehow stop the mites.
Secondly I read that the red mange was passed through genetics.....???? This one is confusing. How can a mite be in the gene??? A weak immune system can be passed through genetics but the mite??? This vet website also stated that if the mange was generalized the dog should be "fixed"
I`ve also read that the red mange could be "cured"...
Point being...there`s so many different "facts" about the red mange out there that it makes it confusing. :hammer: Like I said, the first statement above makes more sense and sounds logical. What do you know??:confused:
 

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Demodex mange (red mange) stems from a weak or compromised immune system. Any dog that is nursed by its mother will have the mites, a normal healthy immune system will be able to keep the mites in check so they don't multiple to fast and cause hair loss and other infections.

I personally don't like the mitaban dips, I had a pup with a severe case of demodex years ago, and HATED the affect of these dips, not to mention I actually read what was in that dip, and the side affects. I treated with ivomec and nu-stock with outstanding quick results.

A dog's immune system isn't developed until a year or so old, so stress or other issues can compromise the immune system allowing the mites to multiple. Once the immune system is developed, any outbreaks should be considered a genetic issue of a weak immune system, which could be passed on to offspring.
 

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good post, my friends pup got red mange and the vet said it was genetic and I was like??? and she was 6 months when it started to show and she get her fixed.
 

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mange spots can be found on many dogs and usually you see them after the dog has been trough a lot of stress and the immune system was lowered. Yes many dogs carry the mite and it never shows up unless the immune system is weak then it does not keep the mite in check and an over growth occurs and you start to see it on the dog. When it is genetic you will see it in large patches or generalized like all over the body. That means the dog has a very weak immune system. What ever is making the immune system weak can be passed from generation to generation. Taking pups away to give them milk they would have got from the dam anyway is totally STUPID advice, ignore where ever you heard that from!
 

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Boo to mange, we are still treating our pup from demodex...
our vet said the exact same thing performanceknls and LadyRampage said..
he says most pups grow out of it the older they get and the stronger their immune system gets. He suggested we put her on immune boosting food and to keep up with her treatment...
I know for a fact stress causes the mites to go crazy...the first day we got her she just had a patch on her the top of her head...and 1 week in our house, her whole body was covered..Im guessing its because she was stressed out being away from her litter and her mama dukes...

Nu-stock is a stinky miracle worker! I would suggest this to anyone! it is worth 14 bucks a tube !:thumbsup:
 
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