Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog, I have a 4.5-month-old English bulldog that was diagnosed with demodex mange today. Our personal vet suggested to not breed our bulldog, as this can be considered genetic. Would you agree?
Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog, do you agree with her saying to not breed her?
Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog, if so, is the best time to spay my bulldog is at 6 months, and is there anything we can expect from spaying (ex: weight gain)?
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog, Demodex mites can be randomly found in any normal healthy bulldogs even one that exhibits no clinical problems.
When a bulldog does exhibit clinical problems it is typically in the form of non-itchy patchy hair loss, and it is usually due to an underlining immune suppression or incompetency. Immune suppression is often due to immunosuppression drugs like a steroid (prednisone) and immune incompetency is often due to an immature and yet to fully develop immune system such us most likely the case in the positive demodex finding in your puppy.
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog GENETICS Though, It is correct that bulldogs are more susceptible to demodex mite then most other breeds, thus I suspect that there is some general genetic breed predisposition.
Nevertheless, this is less about “breed genetics” and more about your puppy young AGE.
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog “PUPPY JUVENILE DEMODOCOSIS”: Matter of fact the condition is called “juvenile or puppy demodicosis”. Those cases do NOT have long-term medical consequences, they are usually mild and will resolve once the puppy’s immune system mature a few months later.
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog “GENERAL ADULT DEMODOCOSIS”: The more severe cases are usually diagnosed in adult dogs and are due to some chronic underlining suppressed immune system. Finding the reason for this can be challenging and the prognosis is often not as favorable, it can last for a long time and both the diagnosis and the treatment can be much more extensive and costly.
Ironically, often the vet is at fault. This can happen when the medical team misdiagnose the demodex skin lesions with the common bully skin allergy itch dermatitis thus prescribing a steroid which is an immune suppresent drug to control the itch, thus only compounding the problem.
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog SUMMARY:
- ANXIETY & STRESS: Reduce stress & Anxiety (stress is an immune suppressant), if needed you can add my “V4B Bully StressLess & Calm“ Natural Supplement
- DIET: Make sure that the puppy is on a balanced quality “puppy diet”, if needed you can add my “V4B Bully Multivitamin Formula”
- IMMUNE SYSTEM: Boost your pup’s immune system by adding an immune support supplement like my “V4B Bully Immune Support”
- MEDICATED SHAMPOO: your bully demodex red mite reside deep in the hair follicle, you will need to bath him with a follicular flushing shampoo like my “V4B Bully Degreasing Medicated Shampoo” 1-2 a week with 10min contact before the rinse
- FLE PREVENTIVE: You can use a flea preventive like bravecto, it is also effective against the demodex mite
- RX: For more serious cases you might need to add daily ivermectin orally for a few months
- INFECTION: If a secondary infection (staph, yeast) is found add my V4B Antiseptic Yeasty Bully Waterless No-Rinse gel
You should see improvement within 2-3month with all the hair growing back and the problem is gone (neg scrape)
Answer for Demodex red mite mange and Spay In a 4.5 Month English bulldog regarding you spay Q, please read my article HERE
Dr. Kraemer, Vet4Bulldog
“An Ounce of PREVENTION Is Worth a Pound of CURE”