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    thank you Cate, and sorry for being snippy. it just gets up my nose when people say that I am lying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    Wow, what's with the attacks?

    The dog sounds like it has flea bite dermatitis. This is one of the most common skin complaints in dogs and it is not a reason to hold off getting another dog.
    thank you...

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    Simple

    Capstar the dog

    Clean what you can

    Spray what you can't clean by hand

    Burn anything else

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau View Post
    I heard that some breeds such as border collies can have a bad reaction to ivermectin.
    Yep had this conversation with my vet last week as I have always used Ivermectin for demodex. He has me treating Diesels demodex with weekly applications of Advocate. He also said if this isn't effective he would perfer I use something else (dema something) rather than Ivermectin for the reason of the collie scenario. I have always used Ivermectin in the past with no side effects (although I have heard it is a castnegenic). I know many who have had had great success with Ivermectin.
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    I say again - NOT border collies - Collie Roughs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    I say again - NOT border collies - Collie Roughs!
    Sorry Occy but Borders are on the MDR1 list - along with a couple of sight-hounds...(and yes the Roughs are there too)


    Breeds of dogs affected with the mutant MDR1 gene. Information from the VCPL at Washington State University.

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    I don't think the fact that someone has stuff to learn and is out asking and trying to do so should be reason not to consider another dog. Most people learn as they go.

    Box - there are stacks of flea products, the best ones you can get from a vet clinic - without a consult if you don't feel you need one. Advocate or Revolution (in case of sarcoptes) are two that spring to mind.

    If the pink staining is coming from her saliva - if she's licking and chewing her itchy spots, you can try putting a teaspoon full of apple cider vinegar in her drinking bowl. It can help reduce tear staining around the eyes of little dogs as well.

    If you start using a flea product that suits your area and dog and don't get good results, go visit the vet and maybe get a skin scraping done. They can test for other parasites and allergies.

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    Thanks Ajane - never knew that - had heaps of friends with border collies who use ivermectin without worries

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    I don't think the fact that someone has stuff to learn and is out asking and trying to do so should be reason not to consider another dog. Most people learn as they go.
    Thanks nat
    I will definately try the apple cider vinegar, we use is on our horses for QLD itch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Thanks Ajane - never knew that - had heaps of friends with border collies who use ivermectin without worries
    Occy - you are right- but most Border Breeders do test (believe me I do know stuff) The DNA test for MDR1 (and some others) is easy. Because of the prevalence of MDR1 in certain breeds testing has become mandatory. If your dogs (and from looking at your posts I'm sure) have come from reputable kennels then testing will have been done. Please make sure that when you breed on, you only breed to tested animals. MDR1 is currently autosomal recessive in nature - it wont take much to change it!

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