dresie wrote:Demodex flare ups can also be caused by unsanitary living conditions.
Only due to the effects of the living conditions on the immune system.
dresie wrote:A good way to get rid of a flare up also, is an antibiotic they give cows its called IVOMECTRIN they give it to cows to help prevent heartworms it works in dogs also for that reason. You can find it at any feed supply store for livestock.My dog gets a dose of 4cc's once daily since my dogs a puppy its hard for his immune system to fight back and kill the mites, so the ivomectrin speeds up his immune system. Also my dog is on cephelxin for the skin to help get his hair back that he's missing and for any infection that might take place from the mites.
Ivermectin is not an antibiotic, and cows don't get heartworms. It is an anti-parasite medication, and can be toxic to dogs if given the wrong dose. Always check with your vet before starting Ivermectin treament to make sure you have the correct dosage.