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Q: I think my Pomeranian has mange. She also has ear mites, which I have been treating. What can I do for her?
A: Your vet will do a skin scraping to determine if she has mange and what type. There are two types:
1 — Demodex mange. This is treated with Mitaban (Amitraz) drops.
2 — Sarcoptes/Scabies mange. This is treated with either lime sulfur dips, Revolution or Interceptor.
In the meantime, you can bathe her in a regular shampoo, but it’s not going to kill any mites. Your vet will have mite drops for the ears.
For the itching right now, you can give over-the-counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine). The dose in dogs is 1-2 mg per pound, every 6-8 hours as needed.
– Answer from Dr. Gary Ryder, veterinarian and expert on JustAnswer.
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