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Demodex and Staph

My puppy, now 19 mos. Has been tested and scraped and confirmed with demodex and staph on his chin. We have been unsuccessfully treating him since he was probably about 6 months old.

The only thing that worked was antibiotics,cephalexin, he was on them for 2 weeks then after a few days it came back then on them for 6 weeks.

What is interesting to me is that while he was on them his skin/fur cleared up like nothing was ever wrong, just a few days after he stopped taking them it came back same as before.

Since then we have tried chlorhexidine shampoo, pyoben shampoo, cleaning his chin several time a day with everything from Hydrogen peroxide to chlorhexidine, salysylic acid pads and soaps, and benzoyl peroxide creams.
We have added holistic immune boosters, probiotics, fish oil, and a better kibble....to no avail.

We are planning to take him to a new dr this weekend but was wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and what if anything worked for you.

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Ivermectin orally is what tends to be done for difficult cases that and a bath/dip....the name is of course escaping me, but it's not a shampoo, you have to bring them to your vet for the "dip" then take them home on the oral ivermec. and return in a few days/weeks.

Wish I could be more help but the words are not coming to me.... biggest thing is be persistent, on and off this and that only creates resistance!

Staph is more than likely secondary to the deomdex, get the demodex cleaned up and focus on that over the staph, then treat the staph if it's still around. Use metal bowls and wash them regularly.

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Use metal bowls and wash them regularly.
Thanks, this was the first thing we did. So far he has only been on antibiotics once. Will talk to the vet asap.
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