The information contained in this article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own veterinarian. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing the health of a Westie - you should always consult your own veterinarian.

Arie The example below should be used for example purposes only. Each individual Westie should have a treatment program tailored especially for that Westie depending on the severity of the Malassezia and the Westie’s overall condition of health:

Arie (Severe)

  • Cortisone shot
  • Clavamox tablet twice daily for 2 weeks
  • Low doses of prednisone for 4 weeks
  • Synotec, 2-3 drops in each ear twice daily (prior to Otomax) for 2 weeks
  • Otomax twice daily in each ear for 2 weeks
  • Bath twice a week in Malaseb shampoo for 6–8 weeks
  • Bath once a week in Malaseb or Micro-Tek shampoo until skin is clear
  • Ketoconozale ¼ tablet, twice daily for 6-8 weeks
  • Revisit vet for more blood work after one month
  • Ketoconozale ¼ tablet, twice daily for 4 more weeks
  • 0.23 ml Ivomec orally by syringe daily for 4 weeks (for Demodex)
  • Revisit vet for check up after another month
  • Micro-Tek Medicated Spray as needed
  • Science Diet Z/D, feed twice a day
  • Nutro Lamb & Rice treats

The photo above right and the two photos below are of Arie the first week in rescue.

Arie - April 2002 Arie - April 2002

The below photos were taken of Arie in May 2002.

Arie - May 2002 Arie - May 2002

The photo below left was taken in June 2002; and the photo below right was taken at the Westie Rescue Parade of Rescues - August 2002.

Arie - June 2002 Arie - Parade of Rescues, August 2002

And the beautiful boy pictured below is Arie - September 2002!

Arie - September 2002

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