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old fart    Posted 08-24-2003 at 23:58:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Looking for some informationm, My st. benard has been under the weather for awhile, generally the summers are tough on him but this year he has lost alot of his hair on his ears and also a couple spots on his legs. I called the vet and he said it could be a virus or mange. Any ideas or sugestions other than a spendy trip to the vet. What is mange and where does it come from and any remedies to treat it.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 04:09:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd say if this happens regularly (like every year) when it gets hot, that it sure aint Mange...

Sounds more like what we call 'Hot Spots' here in Vermont...Affects dogs when it is warm and humid...They will 'worry' the hair right off themselves...

This URL is for Hot-Spots:

See the link below for Mange definitions...


LH    Posted 08-25-2003 at 05:04:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep sounds like hot spots to me too. My St. Bernard does the same thing, keep them brushed out, and washed off. I use sulfodene lotion on my dog and it helps control the itching and chewing

ret    Posted 08-25-2003 at 07:25:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
If it is hot spots, the very best thing for them is to buy a bottle of pure Australian tea tree oil and apply it. This is what the people in the dog world use. Hot spots are common in N. elkhounds

Maggie/Tx    Posted 08-25-2003 at 06:57:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Couple years ago our dog got mange or something that looked a whole lot like it. We used something called Nu-Stock, which is a cream that you have to stir up before using, as the oil in it floats to the top and it's a sulfur mixture. Worked GREAT! Use rubber gloves when using this stuff, as it smells to high heaven.

oldfart    Posted 08-25-2003 at 21:50:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for the information and links to get information, I was wondering if anything is available that is able to be purchased over the counter. I talked to a vet and he mentioned a product called revolution that is made to help with this problem also. thanks again and take care from northern Minnesota where it has been 85 to 100 degrees for about two weeks until today we have a weather change.

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