Query by Jolly: I employed goodwinol ointment to deal with demodectic mange and its turning the skin black?
The hair loss has spread only marginally because we commenced making use of the ointment. The hair is kinda commencing to develop back again in people areas but the part in which is began has not been increasing again and now the pores and skin is black.
To additional describe the location it started as a modest circle then it obtained larger. When I mentioned it unfold I meant that the circle obtained larger. It’s only in that one place so I am quite confident it really is localized even now.
Reply by Torie
Unless of course this ointment was approved by your vet, end trying to self medicate your pet. Consider it to the vet like the accountable proprietor you ought to be, fairly than guessing what may aid and possibly creating factors worse.
If the ointnent was recommended by your vet, then why the hell are you asking a bunch of strangers why this is occurring when your vet will have all the answers?
Either way, this is not the location to be. The vet is where you must be. Go there and get your puppy taken care of ahead of it Really becomes a difficulty which you may possibly have previously worsened.
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Hmm…what you describe sounds like a secondary infection (bacterial or fungal) if it is growing. I am not familiar with the ‘goodwinol’ in terms of its effectiveness. If it does not work for you I have a suggestion.
First, let me give you a little background on mange in case you are not familiar with this problem and/or for the benefit o others who may read this post.
Mange is a skin condition caused by tiny mites that you can’t see with the naked eye. There are three types of mites that attack dogs most often: demodectic (not contagious and may itch or not), sarcoptic (very contagious and extremely itchy) and cheyletiella (contagious and mildly itchy). Vets can do a deep skin scraping to detect the presence and type of mite.
The typical symptoms of mange as the condition progresses include hair loss and scaly or crusty skin. If the mange condition causes itchiness, scratching opens the door to secondary skin infections (bacterial or fungal) that may cause an unpleasant odor. Unfortunately, mange does not go away on its own and the lesions continue to spread so it should be treated as soon as possible.
Regardless of the type of mange, in order to cure it you need to treat with a medication that kills the mites.
The mange medications most often prescribed by vets contain pesticides and other toxic chemicals that are detrimental to your dog’s health with resulting health issues that you will have to face sooner or later. These medications include Ivermectin (also known as Ivomec) and Amitraz (also known as Mitaban). See the links that follow for toxicology information. It is always advisable to check the veterinary drug database for side effects of any medication prescribed by your vet http://www.drugs.com/vet/
Thankfully, there are a number of effective alternative treatments out there that are safe and natural at a reasonable cost that will kill the mites. You can easily do some research in the Internet to find out about these and compare your options.
I prefer the ‘spray type’ because it is inexpensive, very effective, convenient to use (no mixing and no mess), and it is natural and harmless to pets and humans.
Hope this helps.