This big FAQ started from a quick question on the AboutVetMed Facebook page about Goodwinol ointment – a kind of “old time” treatment for canine mange.
Demodex mites are microscopic normal inhabitants of dog skin. In a healthy animal, the mites are few in number and do not cause skin problems. In some cases though, the mites can take over, leading to a condition commonly called “mange” or demodicosis.
Learn about the types of mange and various treatment options for this skin parasite.
Photo: Demodex canis taken through a microscope at 400x magnification – Wikimedia Commons / Joel Mills