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|American long hair||3 years?||male||.2 mg/kg||visible improvement in 1 week||no adverse effects||Dennis Griesser||2003.07.22|
|American long hair||3 years?||male||.4 mg/kg||total cure after 3 doses||no adverse effects||Dennis Griesser||2003.07.26|
|200 µg/kg, SC||Sudden death in association with the use of ivermectin in kittens has been reported.||Merck Veterinary Manual|
|series of 6 or 7 lime sulfur baths|
|lime-sulfur dips at 10-day intervals||Merck Veterinary Manual|
|Amitraz (Mitaban) dips|
|Amitraz at half the concentration used in dogs||nonapproved treatment||Merck Veterinary Manual|
|Organophosphate baths for several months|
|Selamectin (Revolution) topical medication|
Reader Kerry Valenta reports (3/21/2008) that
It works by clogging up the tiny holes in the bodies of the mites that they breath through.
You smear the oil on the animal, and leave it in for 3 or so days.
Unfortunately, used motor oil contains a lot of bad chemicals. Even fresh motor oil contains chemicals that you probably don't want on skin or in your body. It might poison the animal, or cause cancer.
I would avoid this treatment – especially for cats, who would lick it off!
If nothing else is working, and you are desperate enough to consider using motor oil, I would suggest a variant of the motor oil treatment: get a tub of Crisco shortning or lard (anything edible and greasy), mix it with something to make it taste bad, and smear that on the animal. It is important to make the grease taste bad. If the animal licks it off, the treatment stops, and the animal consumes huge amounts of fat.
|American long hair||3 years?||male||pink lotion||skin less crusty in 1 week; probably not a cure||sedation||Dennis Griesser||2003.07.07|
|American long hair||3 years?||male||worm treatment||improve overall health||no adverse effects||Dennis Griesser||2003.07.26?|
|American long hair||3 years?||male||fancy food||stop or reverse weight loss||no adverse effects||Dennis Griesser||2003.07.01?|