New Labeling for ProMeris Offers Hope for Simple Puppy Mange Treatment

Puppy mange, also known as demodectic mange, is a common and frustrating problem. Mild cases of puppy mange cause small patches of hair loss. Severe...

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  May 15th 2009


Puppy mange, also known as demodectic mange, is a common and frustrating problem. Mild cases of puppy mange cause small patches of hair loss. Severe cases can cause serious baldness and skin infections.

Treating puppy mange can be frustrating. However, the April, 2009 NAVC Clinician’s Brief reported that ProMeris, which was previously labeled for flea and tick treatment in dogs, now also is labeled to “control demodectic mange mites”.

ProMeris rarely causes adverse reactions. It is easy to use, and it is generally safer than some of the puppy mange treatments that are common today (it especially appears to be safer than a product called Mitaban).

No treatment or medicine is ever 100% effective or safe. But I am glad to have an additional weapon to use against a very frustrating problem.