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  • I rescued my 6 month old dog from a shelter and during his first visit with his vet, I was informed that he has Demodex mites along with an intestinal parasitic infection. He was prescribed Panacur, Mitronidazole, and started his heartworm and flea prevention with Interceptor and Simparica. How long will it take for my dog to be cured of the intestinal parasitic infection and demodex mites since he has completed these medications?

    Hi Amber,
    I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about this question. There are many different factors that can be underlying causes. The time that it takes to see improvement is variable, and depends on a few different things including the severity of the disease, the medication being used, and the overall health of your pet. Your local vet can give you the best advice since they know your pet’s medical history.


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