Brewers Yeast Tablets
650 mg tablets for a GSD sized dog, use 12-20 two times a day. Most dogs will eat them as treats, if not, get the powered brewers yeast and mix in their dinner.
Daily add to food
2 teaspoons dried kelp (run thyroid panel first)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 vitamin E capsule
2 teaspoons pureed pumpkin
Borax and Hydrogen Peroxide
Mix 1/3 cup 3% hydrogen peroxide
with 2/3 cup water
add 1-2 Tablespoons Borax and stir
Shampoo dog, rinse with plain water and towel, then apply the mixture and allow it to air dry on the pet.
5% Benzoyl peroxide gel
Such as: Clearasil, Forstex, Cuticura, Pen Ocyl Aq5.
Mix with borax and apply to the affected areas.
Borax and White Vinegar
2 1/2 Tablespoons Borax
1 cup white vinegar
put in blender then pour in spray bottle and saturate dog and spray the bedding area.
Apply to sore or hairless patches daily.
Treat the yard with sulfur from the feed store.
Mix Sulfur with Vaseline and use topically on the face, ears
3 cups Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth in 5 gallons of water. Soak 15 minutes and let air dry.
Ivermectin 5% Injectable
After many trials of different things, starting with veterinary protocol, I changed the way I handled this, because the Demodex was beating us at all turns.
Demodex goes crazy due to a compromised immune system. I believe that using pesticides to treat Demodex with their toxic side effects further compromise the immune system you have to rebuild while managing the mange.
I tossed all the current veterinary protocols aside and chose Ivermectin. I administered the Ivermectin at 2/10th of a cc per 10# of body weight mixed in the food two continuous days each week.
When you start this protocol, the animal will also have to be taking antibiotics due to the yeast that will develop on the skin. Shampooing with either a Tea Tree, or Citrus Shampoo weekly is also a must.
Monitor the progress, and treat three additional weeks after all mange nests and pimples are gone.
Ivermectin metabolizes in the liver and is flushed naturally out of the body. The only side effect we have had to deal with is runny stool, which we help by adding canned pumpkin to the meals during the entire treatment.
This treatment can't be used with collies or collie crosses, so don't try it.