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12 Apr 2006

Rottweiler puppy & mites?
Hi there,
My 10wk old rottweiler male pup has been diagnosed as having mites. His head is going bald!! Anyhow, the vet gave a dip for us to use. How does he contract mites? And also, is there something I can apply like petroleum jelly for around his eyes?
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

They very often contracted from the mother. The mother does not necessarily show any symptoms, but the puppies may get it while suckling. Follow the treatment advice of your veterinarian. Veterinarians treat these conditions frequently and should be up-to-date with the latest treatments.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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