Q. My mastiff pit had demodex, giving him antibiotics and ivermectin, what can I bathe him him to help heal his skin, grow hair back and reduce the odor?
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Virbac Allermyl Shampoo is doing a very good job repairing damaged skin and helps growing back the fur.
DR. ANDREA M. BRODIE, DVM
A. There are various shampoos that would be suitable. I would use an oatmeal shampoo. Do not bathe your dog often as it dries out the skin and provoke more grease production. Skin grease is a perfect medium for bacteria. Odors are usually produced by bacteria. Hair should grow back in time with good nutrition (feed a good quality dog food). The healthier your dog is, the less likely is another demodex outbreak.