I'm writing to you in the hope that you can help me find a treatment for my two collies.They are 2 years old, brother and sister, and they have been diagnosed with Demodectic mange and are being treated with Mitaban dips. They've been having these dips for two years. First it was every week, then every other week, then once a month. They seem to get better, but then it starts getting worse again. They are now back to being dipped every week. Our vet said there was something that would cure it, but it would kill collies. I don't want to hurt them, but I'm hoping you know of something that might help them. They scratch all the time, and I know they are miserable.
C.B., Bryan, TX Nov 26, 2006
Check out the article entitled "Endocrine-Immune Disfunction Syndrome" on my Web site at http://DrFoxVet.com/info/Endocrine-Immune-Disruption-Syndrome. This will help you apply various measures to boost your dogs' immune systems, which is the first step in a holistic approach to treating Demodectic mange and other chronic skin diseases in dogs.Your veterinarian is correct: The chemical used to treat mange in dogs, namely Ivermectin, is toxic to breeds like yours.Twice daily (morning and evening), apply five or so drops each of frankincense, myrrh and either neem, sandalwood or cedar essential oils in 30 drops of almond oil (make up a small bottle of oils in these proportions and store them in a dark, cool place). These oils may help kill these deeply burrowing parasites. You can find the oils at health-food stores or online.HELP SAVE INDIA'S ELEPHANTSReaders are invited to sign on to a letter being sent by conservationists to several Indian government agencies to act immediately to protect elephant habitat in the Nilgiris, South India,
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