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Yoda's got mange, but he'll be okay...

 

Here's Yoda, a pup who came to rescue from an abuse situation, where he was thrown from a car in Ohio and then saved by an onlooker.

His story is here.

 

Although Yoda was scabbed where he fell on the road (after begin thrown), he had a general condition of little to no fur.

The first step was go have a great veterinarian see him.

The vet first did a skin-scrape, looking at the cells under a microscope. It came back as demodex mange.

There are two kinds of mange, demodex and sarcoptic. Sarcoptic can spread to other dogs and people (!!) -- demodex thankfully cannot be spread.

 

Our first step was to use a good medicated shampoo to soak Yodie for a bit -- we use the KetoChlor to the right.

A little more on demodectic mange -- as if you really wanted to know -- !!

A medical site, found here, states:

"Demodex in the dog is a common infestation of the dog’s skin with tiny, cigar-shaped, eight-legged mites.  The mites reside and feed in the hair follicle and oil glands of the skin."

... and a picture...

 

Here's Yoda with his KetoChlor soaking in -- no problems -- !!

 

And next, he gets some ophthalmic erythromycin in his eyes, to protect them from the next stage --

 

-- and that stage is the Mitaban. Mitaban is the "dip" Yoda will receive. It is strong stuff and flammable -- !!

 

Here's the instructions for the Mitaban -- basically, it needs to be diluted, then swabbed on to the dog, and allowed to air-dry.

 

Here's Yoda after his Mitaban dip. Next, he was put in a low-stress environment and observed for 12 hours.

This treatement is good for two weeks, when he will be assessed again via a skin-scrape and, if necessary, will have the procedure repeated.

Yoda is a gift from God -- this is one of the best dogs I have ever had, and he is up for adoption to a wonderful home. If you're interested, click here.