Specific StressorsMany times stressors are things that just can not be helped. But what does help is being prepared for them. Knowing that certain things may inevitably cause breakouts.
- aside from vaccinations, lots of other illnesses or health-related
concerns can "stress" demodex-prone dogs. If a dog is prone to
seasonal or contact allergies or is going through puppy teething, or
Emotional issues - simply the stress of a new home, housebreaking, and figuring out "gee, what do these peoples want??" can trigger it. But if a dog makes it past early puppyhood and then breaks out - sometimes the stressor can be something like emotional stress they feel from the humans in the home, displacement then placement in a new situation, and particularly grief!
- I'm gonna list breeds here, but just because yours isn't on the list,
don't put yourself above this - ANY DOG can have this problem if
circumstances and propensity mingle to set the stage!!! I've heard of the
following breeds as being specifically prone to demodex: Afghans,
Beagles, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Bull Terriers, Chihuahuas, Collies,
Dalmatians, Dachshund, Dobermans, English Bulldogs, German Shepherds,
Great Danes, Old English Sheepdogs, Shar-peis, Shelties, and Staffordshire
Terriers. Quite a range - not anything that's common - all are
different breeds and categories!!! This is no "authorized" list
- just an accumulation of things I've read and people I've heard from
who've been told their breed "often has this problem." I can't
really give anyone "credit" for the list - I guess it's 'mine.'