Q. How do I get rid of Demodectic Mange on a puppy?
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Mange is a common skin issue in dogs, and treatment can vary depending on the location and severity. Treatment usually involves the use of oral medications or medicated shampoo prescribed by your veterinarian. Frontline has also been used to treat demodex mites with success, with medicated shampoos or antibiotics as needed to control secondary infections. Stopping your puppy from biting and chewing at the affected areas will also help to prevent further wounds and bacteria from entering under the skin and leading to an infection (use of an Elizabethan collar or T-shirt will help with this). To obtain medications or medicated shampoos for treating mange as well as a schedule of when to use products such as Frontline, it is best to schedule an appointment with your local veterinarian.