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    Demodex Mange = Smelly Dog?

    I have a foster dog who is undergoing treatment for demodex and well- he smells AWFUL. I read that the smell is normally associated with skin infection that demodex can cause but he has already had 2 weeks of treatment at the vets with dips and etc. He is not on antibiotics so I assume there is no infection? But he is on 1.7ml of ivermectin a day. Long story short I bathed him thoroughly with very fresh smelling berry shampoo and used half the bottle- however he still smells pretty awful (not as bad but still bad). I want to let him have more out time in the house outside of the crate however I won't let him run through the house while he is, well, smelly since it adheres to everything.

    Anyways Is this normal for demodex? Anything I can do? Any good shampoos that might help with this?

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    Re: Demodex Mange = Smelly Dog?

    Demodex usually isn't accompanied by a bad smell IME. Is it a greasy/dog smell or a chemical smell? (I'm wondering if the dip has anything to do with it, I've never used them.)
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    Re: Demodex Mange = Smelly Dog?

    It must be the dip. But odor is more or less a pungent "dog smell" if that makes any sense...

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    Re: Demodex Mange = Smelly Dog?

    You could also ask the vet about yeast and to check the ears. Sometimes yeast will take an opportunity to overgrow on the skin and it produces a pretty strong odor. And I've seen some dogs with ear infections that would knock you over with the smell, although you'd think they would have already caught something like that.
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