by Lynne Dennis, DVM, CVA Madison, WI, USA
Ladybug, a 2-year old intact female Boxer, was adopted from Boxer Rescue in 2006 with a severe case of generalized demodectic mange. She had whole body pruritus, erythema and alopecia. After treatment for the demodicosis and concurrent pyoderma with ivermectin and cephalexin, Ladybug’s severe pruritus remained and was poorly controlled with hydroxazine (50mg TID) and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation (3V Caps). She was diagnosed with atopy. Her owners were looking for additional treatment for her comfort and quality of life. She was presented for TCVM treatment on October 17, 2006.