Publication date: 2018-04-22 08:39
Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, nor do I have any formal training in any medical field. The information presented here is not meant to replace your vet's advice or prescribed medications, but only to suggest additional options to explore, based on your dog's condition.
It may be best to double the amount of ivermectin you give your dogs in order to potentially provide better protection from heartworm infection. Again, this does not apply to dogs with the MDR6 mutation.
The classic presentation of scabies includes burrows, erythematous papules and generalized pruritus that is typically worse at night. Burrows are usually located between the fingers, in the flexure of the wrist, elbows or armpits, or on the genitals or breasts however, they can sometimes be difficult to find.  In infants and elderly individuals, burrows may be found on the head and neck, and can manifest as vesicles, pustules or nodules.
If no preventatives are used, the larvae continue to develop to sexual maturity. If both sexes are present, they can mate and produce microfilariae about six to seven months after the infective mosquito bite that put them in the dog. Adult heartworms can live three to five years, with males attaining a length of 67 cm (about 6¾ inches) and females a whopping 77 cm (more than 65½ inches).
I have had my 5 year old cocker spaniel (Annie) on Skin-eze for less than a week. She gets 7 tablets twice a day and I also put the healing oil on the affected areas twice a day. She isn't fond of the tablets, but she is a very picky eater. I have been dissolving them in a little water and adding it to her food. I can't believe that she is almost completely healed. The last two nights have been the best night of sleep for her in years. I am so pleased with the product! I plan to purchase the shampoo and the spray. I've told a few of my friends that have cocker spaniels and they will be purchasing from you shortly. Thank you for this wonderful product!! Annie and I both thank you!
It evidently wasnt from the hotel (although both dr & pharmacist assured us we could indeed be infected through contaminated sheets.)
Historical data have shown that microfilaricidal drugs, such as diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC-C), might cause cutaneous and/or systemic reactions of varying severity (the Mazzotti reaction) and ophthalmological reactions in patients with onchocerciasis. These reactions are probably due to allergic and inflammatory responses to the death of microfilariae. Patients treated with STROMECTOL (ivermectin) for onchocerciasis may experience these reactions in addition to clinical adverse reactions possibly, probably, or definitely related to the drug itself. (See ADVERSE REACTIONS , Onchocerciasis. )
To apply Permethrin properly, you need to apply it everywhere. If you miss a spot, there 8767 s a chance you will miss some scabies mites. Then those mites burrow and lay more eggs, and your scabies won 8767 t be cured. Then you go on the internet and tell everyone that Permethrin doesn 8767 t work, and people start freaking out.
Jon!! I think we got some positive results finally!! We have you to thank for this. There are some faint burrow marks still on upper arms, but no redness on the body for the most part. We plan on applying the body mask again tomorrow because it is not possible today. I will keep you posted and again, I must say, I am so grateful to you for sharing your knowledge.
Give Ivermectin/Pyrantel exactly as directed by your veterinarian. If you do not understand the directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you. Use with caution, Collies and other herding dog breeds have been known to have adverse reactions to ivermectin administered at elevated dose levels. Heartworm testing should be performed prior to the start of prevention therapy. If your pet is off Ivermectin/Pyrantel for 6 months or less, start the medication and test after 6 months since microfilaria, that take 6 months to mature, will result in a positive test result.