MITABAN® (amitraz) Liquid Concentrate is indicated for treatment of generalized demodicosis (Demodex canis).
Consistently effective: the treatment of choice for many years
Long- and medium-haired dogs should be clipped closely before treatment. Before the initial treatment, all dogs should be bathed with a mild soap and water and towel dried. The entire animal should then be topically treated with MITABAN (amitraz) at a rate of 10.6 mL (contents of one bottle) per 2 gallons of warm water (250 ppm active drug). Two bottles (21.2 mL) per 4 gallons of water may be necessary to treat large dogs. The entire dog should be thoroughly and completely wetted with the mixture and then allowed to air dry. Do not rinse or towel dry the dog after treatment with MITABAN. A fresh mixture of MITABAN and water should be prepared for each patient. Using the same mixture for more than one patient can spread other dermal infections and reduce the concentration of MITABAN to a level that would be less effective.
Three to six topical treatments (14 days apart) are recommended for treatment of generalized demodicosis. It is important to continue the treatment until no viable (live) mites are found in the skin scrapings at two successive treatments, or until six treatments have been applied. Severe (chronic) cases and dogs that are reinfested may require a second and third series of treatments and, again, the treatment should be applied at 14-day intervals. Discontinue treatment of dogs that do not respond clinically.
When MITABAN is being used for treatment of demodicosis, other dogs in the home should be examined for lesions to ascertain whether treatment of these animals is warranted.
Current data do not support use for treatment of localized demodicosis or scabies.Transient sedation may occur after treatment with this product. Safety for pregnant animals or dogs less than four months of age has not been established.
Avoid handling pets immediately after treatment. Contact may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals during the first few days after treatment.
For topical use only.
For use in animals only.
Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a
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- Good Value
- Saves Canine Lives
- Exacting Application
- Getting Proper Directions
- Time Demanding
- Tough To Administer
- Most Dogs Not Young Pups
Comments about Mitaban Dip (Amitraz):
Mix the Mitaban as directed in warm water.(I personally use distilled water but this is not essential) Get a tub that your dog can stand comfortably in and place it in the yard. This should be an outdoor process if at all possible. (avoids indoor shaking off of the medication and prevents breathing fumes which are not horrible but not pleasant) Before any application of the MITABAN MIX onto the dog, the dog should be shampood thoroughly with warm-hot water onevery single inch of the body.This dan be done in the portable tub which you already have. Washh the tub thorouly and place the dog into it after a good towel drying. Now you are ready for application of the MITABAN but you must have good high elbow gloves (water-proof of course) and something to protect your clothes from getting wetted through to YOUR SKIN. This product is not meant to contact human slin since it ingests into the blood through the skin and does its work from inside as well as outside of the body. Now using a good quality sponge, dip into your prepared warm MITABAN mix and start applylng to the dogs slightly wet body by brushing the coat forward against the grain and squeezing and rubbing the impregnated sponge on to the exposed skin. You don't want the dog shaking while the application is going on because you dont want the medication all over you and you don't want any of it wasted by flying off of the dog. Now you can probably see why this is considered a two-person job. You cannot miss any small spot of application on the dog coming close to eyes while protecting them-also nose. Reuse drippigs from bottom of tub until all is on the dog. Tub shoulbe faily dry and dog should be very, very wet. Try to avoid shaking for 20 minutes (impossible?) I said try.
The real secrets here that allow this med to work so incredibly well are the re use of all the liquid from the bottom of the tuband properly preparing the dog by removing protective oils from the coat and skin so the med can contact skin directly with no impediment. I have seen vet teks and others at work and they merely wet the dog with cold water and pour the med over the dogs wet outer coat while standing in a bathtub alowing the med to run off and go down the drain. They also often miss spots where they have a harness or collar on the dog that is difficuli to get under. Miss a spot and the mites will use it to avoid the full effect of the med and will retuurn. Another area oft undertreated is the paws but you notice that we have purposely had the dog standing in the overflow through the WHOLE BATH Every two weeks until two follow up visits say NO MITES and your dog is cured!........BUD BROWNHILL (ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO I AM--JUST GOOGLE MY NAME)
- Easy To Administer
- Smell Diminishes Quickly
- Outdoor Chore
- Relentless Demodex
- Treat Infections
Comments about Mitaban Dip (Amitraz):
just 1/2 way through with treatment (need 6) and my dog's hair is starting to grow back and itching much, much less. The skin is still thick and scaly but I'm hopefull that she will return to her prestine self next month.