How To Treat Cats & Dogs with Mange
How To Treat Cats & Dogs with Mange (Galis) Document Author - Nong Obieta, December 3, 2017· Last Edit on 2019.01.21 Legal Disclaimer: By reading this document/article you automatically agree that liability is denied for any possible damage or harm to any animals that could follow the transmission or use of the information, data or recommendations in this document by any site visitor or third party. How To Treat Cats & Dogs with Mange (Gali WARNING - NOTICE !!! !: Herding dogs, with the MDR-1 mutation (e.g. Collies, German Shepherds, Australian Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, Sheep Dogs, and other dogs that belong to the Herding Dogs category, or dogs that look like them) are sensitive to Ivermectin: Maximum single oral dose without symptoms: 0.06 mg (60mcg) per kilo, and if you give a dose greater than 0.10mg (100mcg) per kilo, then the dog can suffer massive neurological symptoms; and if you give a dose greater than 0.15mg (150mcg) per kilo, then comatose conditions with possible fatal outcome can happen. STEP #1 The first thing to do in cases like this where a stray dog or a cat has mange (galis), is to give the animal Ivermectin, which comes in tablets, capsules, sachet powder, or injectable liquid. What I ALWAYS do when I have the opportunity, is to feed the animal pandesal (some kind of breakfast bread) or some rice with some viand (ulam) such as sardines, or corned tuna, etc., along with the necessary amount of Ivermectin required to cure the mange. In my case, I always have pandesal, ivermectin tablets and capsules, and some cheese spread in my car. Note: Ivermectin can be purchased at any poultry supply store, and the price ranges from P10.00 to P15.00 per tablet or capsule or sachet powder, depending on where you buy it. CORRECT DOSAGE: Dogs - 300mcg PER KILO PER TREATMENT (a total of 2 treatments required) of body weight for sarcoptic mange, and 400mcg-600mcg for demodectic mange, Cats - 200mcg PER KILO PER TREATMENT (a total of 2 treatments required). WARNING: 1) Puppies and kittens under 6 weeks old should not be given ivermectin. 2) mcg and mg are completely different from each other. 3) mg and mL are also completely different from each other. 4) dosage and dose do NOT mean the same thing - dosage is the amount (volume) of medicine that you will be administering, while dose is the number of times you will be administering the treatment: EXAMPLE: Give a dosage of 10.0mL for a minimum of 7 doses in one week. or one dose per day. Note that each tablet of Wormectin (a brand of Ivermectin) contains 150mcg, while each capsule of Ivicide (another brand of Ivermectin) contains 250mcg. So just estimate the weight of the animal and give the required dosage, BUT, if the animal appears sickly or weak, or if you are not sure, then just give a small percentage, like 20.0% of the required dosage, to at least STOP the spread of the mange, and repeat the treatment every few days until you have completed the first full treatment. For stray dogs or cats, if possible, dip the tablets OR capsules in anything sweet, like jam, peanut butter, chiz whiz, etc., then add the tablet or capsule to the food, and feed it to the animal, while making sure that you DO NOT OVERDOSE as it can kill the animal. In cases where you believe you will see the dog regularly (like kung naka tambay lang sa isang lugar), give the dose over a period of several days, and then repeat the process 7 to 10 days after the first treatment is completed. But the process must be repeated ONLY ONCE. So for example, the dog (or cat) needs 3 tablets of Wormectin, you can give only one tablet today, another tablet tomorrow, and the 3rd and last tablet on the 3rd day. Then, wait for one week and repeat the treatment as stated above. But if the animal is already living with you, or if you have the capability to bring the animal home with you, then there are more things you can and SHOULD do to heal the mange much sooner (read below). STEP #2 : Give the animal an antibiotic Purchase a bottle of CEPHALEXIN (CEFALEXIN) suspension from your local drugstore CATS = 0.60mL PER KILO of body weight DOGS = 13.75mg PER KILO of body weight Give the dog or cat Cefalexin every 12 hours, for at least 7 days. Make sure to buy the 250mg/5mL, and if you end up buying the 125mg/5mL then you have to double the dosage. Co-Amoxiclav, another suspension antibiotic that can also be used, comes in 4 varieties, as listed below (NOTE: Co-Amoxiclav is always labeled with 2 dosages, one for Amoxicillin, and another for Clavanulate, and you would have to add the 2 dosages together to get the total dosage in the bottle of that specific variety): 150.25mg 228.0mg (this one is labeled as 200.0mg + 28.5mg) 312.5mg 457.0mg You can purchase any of the above, and you would then use the following formula to compute the dosage amount to give to your cat or dog, (using an example of 2.20 kilos in weight FOR A DOG): a) = weight of animal (example 2.20 kilos) b) = MINIMUM dosage per kilo (which in this case is always 13.75mg per kilo) c) = A times B = 30.25 dosage (2.20 times 13.75) d) = C divided by the dosage on the label of the bottle, for example, 150.25 or 228.0, or 312.5, or 457.0mg. In this example it would be 30.25 divided by 228.0 = 0.13 e) = D times ??? (PM me for additional information) Giving Co-Amoxiclav, or any other broad spectrum antibiotic, such as Doxycyline or Cefalexin, that helps in healing skin infections will help speed up the treatment of the mange infection. Like Co-Amoxiclav, you can give Cefalexin (Cephalexin) 250mg/5mL suspension antibiotic, every 12 hours or twice a day, based on the following weight:dosage schedule: 1 kilo = 0.60mL (so a little bit over half mL only) 2 kilos = 1.20mL 3 kilos = 1.80mL 4 kilos = 2.40mL 5 kilos = 3.00mL and if the animal weights more than 5 kilos, just add or multiply the above dosage based on the respective weights. For example, if the animal weighs 7 kilos, then add the dosage for 2 kilos to the dosage for 5 kilos, or add the dosage for 3 kilos to the dosage for 4 kilos. Or if the animal weighs 15 kilos, then just multiply the dosage for 5 kilos times 3, etc.. STEP #3 Bathe the animal first using sulfur soap, and then rinse the animal very well. Then, bathe the animal using Lori’s Madre de Cacao soap (or any other brand of madre de cacao soap) or Vetnoderm soap , BUT this time, do NOT rinse the animal - WAG babanlawan ang aso or pusa. Instead, get a damp sponge or face towel and wipe the excess soap away, and then just leave the rest of the soap to let it dry on its own It is safe and is not dangerous even if the animal licks the soap. One bar of madre de cacao can bathe 10 dogs or 20 cats, and each thorough bath will also protect the animal from ticks and fleas for around 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the infestation in your residence. Note: Madre de Cacao soap can be bought at any poultry supply store or at vet clinics for P65 to P100, while Vetnoderm soap sells for P95 each.
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