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Demodex treatment (Joan Bolton)

You asked if I had the injection explained to me. I would like to know what can happen, what side effects it can have and will it leave any lasting effects? Spayed at 7 months 12 baths at the vets endless by me,advocate every month which I believe cannot be used with the injection because they both contain the same substance. Fine of herself with good appetite very lively and loves walks. Joan

18/10/05

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Martina Stuart

ivermectin injections are painfull. The response to this varies in individual dogs and some may be fairly vocal. It stings so sometimes they scratch or rub the injection site. The products are not licenced for injecting into dogs so you need to have a good chat with the vet before it is given. The local effects of injection are usually short lived and have usually passed off in a minute or two. Systemic effects are rare except in collies which have a marked reaction. When I was in practice a collie ate some horse paste. It was in a coma for 6 weeks but survived. This case is likely to have had a massive overdose so do not be alarmed. Ivermectins are extremely effective at killing most internal amd skin parasites and occasionally the body may react to dead parasites by producing a marked local inflamation. In the skin this can result in sore nodules or superficial sores.
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18/10/05

JOAN

Thank you very much. I think the problems I had have now been sorted with the computer. Is this not available in tablet form? I do not think I will go ahead if this injection is not licenced to use in dogs.
I cannot understand why the vet mentioned it in this case. Is it possible for the demo to spread all over her. It has stayed on her feet for about three years now? Joan

19/10/05

Martina Stuart

Sorry I have not responded earlier to your further comments. I too have problems with this technology lark. The demodex could spread if there are other stress factors involved. Bear in mind that the ivomectin treatment is always there as a last resort. Who knows someone may be developing a licensed version as I type.

23/11/05

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