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07 Mar 2004

I have two 3 month old pups who have mange.My freind told me to dip them in car oil as this has cured his pups.Is this safe?Also ,is my newborn child safe around these dogs?
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01 Jan 0001

No!! Car oil can kill! Please do not do this. Obtain the correct treatment from your veterinarian, or the SPCA. It must be used at the correct strength and intervals for safety. Treat them first before allowing your newborn child with them, as mange is potentially transmissible. Once they have been successfully treated, it will be safe again. Although demodectic mange seldom cross to people, it is not impossible and there's no need to take any chances.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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